Frank DuRoss and Robert Esche are the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce 2013 "Business Person of the Year."

DuRoss and Esche were honored Tuesday at the Chamber's Annual Membership meeting at Harts Hill Inn.

The “Business Person of the Year” Award is given to one or more individuals who has shown exemplary service to the Chamber and/or community.

The Chamber says by bringing the American Hockey League and the Comets to Utica, both DuRoss and Esche have brought a sense of revival to the city by giving it its own team to root for and support.