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PHILADELPHIA - Eugene Bailey, executive director of the Diamond State Port Corp. in Wilmington, DE, was named the recipient of the 13th annual Friend of Chile Award Nov. 18. The Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia gives the honor. Arturo Fermandois, Chilean ambassador to the United States, presented the award.

To honor of Chile's bicentennial, the Chilean chamber also presented Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (The Chilean Line), based in Valparaiso, Chile, with the (Philadelphia) Mayor's Citation for the significant impact the company has had on the Chilean fruit business in the region. Andres Kulka, president of the North American Region of CSAV, accepted the Chilean Friend of Philadelphia citation.

The event is held each November in Philadelphia's prestigious Union League.