Leslie Abramson received the special distinction of an Honourary Lifetime Membership to the Delta Chamber of Commerce at the business group's annual general meeting on Wednesday.
"I've done a lot of things in this community ... but this is probably the most special thing I've received," she told the audience at the Delta Town & Country Inn.
Past recipients include Edgar Dunning and John Savage.
New chamber chair Kelly Guichon said Abramson has been a longtime leader with the Delta chamber and the chamber movement across the province.
"The list of Leslie's contributions to the Delta Chamber of Commerce and to the business community of Delta, and to our community, is too long to present today, but suffice to say, she has done a great job for all of us."
Guichon noted Abramson, a past president of the Delta chamber, was the first female president of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce.
Abramson, who retired from her flower and party rentals business three years ago, recently worked with the chamber on its centennial and Hats Off to Excellence committees.
Abramson spoke about a few memorable times with the group and noted she'll always carry those fond memories
"Thank you for this honour. It's really special to me," she said.
"I've spent a lot of years in the chamber. It's still very special. I know their number off by heart. I could tell you the phone number, the address off by heart," she told the Optimist after the meeting.
She is a past president and active member of the Boys and Girls Club, the treasurer of the Delta Police Foundation and a charter member and current president of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen.
Previous honours include a Caring Canadian award and the Citizen of the Year award.
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