PLATTSBURGH — The Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club recently presented its annual awards to a local woman and agency.
Nancy Sucharski of Industrial Med Testing was named Businesswoman of the Year, and Champlain Valley Family Center was honored as Employer of the Year.
“I’m very honored. It came as a complete surprise,” Sucharski said of being notified of the award.
She thanked her family for its support in helping her start up and run the business.
Sucharski opened Industrial Med Testing, now located at 220 Tom Miller Road, in 2004. The business offers occupational health screenings for businesses and municipalities.
She was nominated for the award by Colleen LeClair, office manager at the business.
In the nomination letter, Leclair said Sucharski worked independently for the first several years to develop the business into the thriving facility it is today. She has four employees, three of whom are women.
“Nancy continually strives to improve as well as expand her services as the need arises for many area businesses. She works with several employment agencies in the community in order to ensure all rules and regulations are closely followed to help increase the workforce to our community.
“She is highly respected by many local business men and women, and is constantly giving advice to help their businesses grow and remain compliant in their safety conscious environments.”
LeClair said Sucharski is also an avid community volunteer. She has been active in the Relay for Life and the Plattsburgh Elks Lodge and recently joined the North Country Association for the Visually Impaired Board of Directors.
Sucharski also volunteers her services at health fairs and takes time to talk about her profession at local colleges.
She received a one-year membership in the club as part of her award.
Champlain Valley Family Center, located at 20 Ampersand Drive, is a private, nonprofit, community-based organization that has provided substance-abuse treatment, prevention, education and support programs to Clinton County residents for 30 years.