Several local businesses were recognized Wednesday tonight for their commitment to the Erie community.
The Commitment to Erie Awards took place at the Ambassador in Erie.
Hundreds of people came out for the event.
The awards honor local employers for their overall commitment to Erie.
The Legacy Award was also given Wednesday night.
That award goes to an individual, company, or organization that has improved the region's economy.
The winner was Nick Scott Sr., of Scott Enterprises.
"I'm deeply appreciative and flattered actually that I was chosen for the Legacy award. And it has a deep meaning for me because it's actually 50 years now that I've been working with Scott Enterprises, and we've made progress every year, and we've created some things I think that have lasting value for the Erie community," Said Scott Sr..
"Splash Lagoon is something that turns summer tourism into year round tourism and it's something that brings hundreds of thousands of people from hundreds of miles away to come to Erie that may not come for any other reason. So I think Erie has a great future in tourism and I think Scott Enterprises will be on the cutting edge of it," Scott added.
The Commitment to Erie awards are held every year.