The owner of a local business right here in the twin tiers is honored this week – with a lifetime achievement award.
A.J. Fratarcangelo is the owner of A.J.’s Hair and Makeup in downtown Corning.
This week Corning’s Chamber of Commerce announced he would be the winner of the big award.
He says he’s surprised and humbled to receive it and hopes that it inspires others to give back to the community like he has throughout his career.
“I think it’s very important for everybody. Particularly younger people to start volunteering their time. Caring for someone else, being a little less selfish and more considerate thinking of others. Whether it’s brothers or sisters or hospice or cancer society or whatever the organization is,” Fratarcangelo said.