SCHENECTADY – The third annual Schenectady Rotary-Steiner award in memory of  former Schenectady Chamber of Commerce Executive and Rotarian, Chuck Steiner was recently presented to Mona Golub in recognition of her demonstrated excellence in both business and philanthropy.

As vice president of public relations and consumer services for the newly merged Northeast Grocery, Inc. —serving Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops — Golub oversees corporate communications, community and government relations, consumer services, corporate social responsibility, and philanthropy for the nearly 300-store chain. She has been the driving force behind many of the unique, personalized partnerships th at have earned Price Chopper national recognition for its community involvement, customer connectivity and social responsibility.

Marcy Steiner, Chuck Steiner’s widow, presents the Chuck Steiner Award of the Rotary Club of Schenectady, Inc. to Mona Golub right, at the Turf Tavern, Scotia.

Outside of her pursuits in the supermarket industry, Golub established a series of free, concerts and events at Schenectady’s Central Music Haven in 1990. As volunteer producing artistic director, she has invited audiences to ‘travel the world one concert at a time’ in the heart of Schenectady’s Central Park. Music Haven’s multi award-winning success inspired The Passport Series – Music Haven at Proctors Collaborative, which presents diverse international concerts in between summers.

Golub was born and raised in Schenectady,  graduated from Niskayuna High School and received a bachelor’s degree in English and romance languages with high honors from Bowdoin College. She is married to Schenectady businesswoman Marie DeBrocky and is the mother of her 26-year-old son, Ira, who is a business consultant in NYC.  She serves on the board of directors for Proctors Theater, The Schenectady Foundation, Discover Schenectady, The Foundation of The Chamber of the Capital Region and on several project and special event committees.