Negri among Celebration of Champions honorees in Pittsburgh
Seven thousand community votes received over a mere five days cinched it for six area movers and shakers during the inaugural Celebration of Champions awards hosted by the Sheraton Station Square on June 18.
“These individuals are highly thought of in the fields that they represent,” said GM Roger Life.
Nancy Stitt (Health Care), Jim Jen (Technology), Cindy Bostick (Education), Sylvia McCoy (Tourism & Hospitality), James O'Conner (First Responders/Military/Veterans), and Joe Negri (Entertainment) were chosen from 24 finalists — all recognized for their diligent pursuit of making Pittsburgh a better place.
The hotel donated $1,000 per winner to the charity of their choice. With social media and the internet driving the vetting process, hotel brass was “overwhelmed” by the positive response the program received.
“This is part of the community involvement that each of our hotels actively pursues,” said vice president of operations Keith Hess.