Each year, the Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts a gala to honor members of the community. On Sept. 29, guests are invited to enjoy a night of fine food and dancing and the presentation of the chamber’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year Awards. This year’s honorees are Sister Emily Walsh of Holy Trinity Church and Lawrence Inserra Jr. of Inserra Supermarkets, Inc. Walsh has been a dedicated religious servant for nearly 50 years. Inserra is president of one of the largest supermarket chains in the metropolitan area, which operates ShopRite stores throughout New Jersey and New York. The gala will take place on Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. at the Stony Hill Inn of Hackensack. For more information, tickets or advertising in the journal, contact Darlene Damstrom at 201-489-3700.