Bill Lipuma Community Spirit Award Winners

At the September 20 meeting of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the Board announced the winners of the Second Annual Bill Lipuma Community Spirit Award. This year’s winners are Paul Haig, owner of Haig’s of Rochester Fine Jewelry and Linda Rea, owner of The Linda Rea Team Real Estate One.

Ben Giovanelli, DDA Chairman; Linda Rea, Linda Rea Team; Tony Lipuma, Lipuma’s Coney Island; and Paul Haig, Haig’s of Rochester

The award seeks to recognize members of our downtown that embody the community pride, spirit, and love of Rochester that Bill demonstrated every day since he opened his business, Lipuma’s Coney Island, in 1969. Over 35 nominations were received for this year’s award. The award winners receive an award and a private coney party, compliments of Lipuma’s Coney Island.

“This award is a true honor for my father and our whole family,” said Tony Lipuma, son of the late Bill Lipuma. “This man loved our city and loved serving the people of our city for over 50 years.”

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