A Massena business has been honored with the New York State Senate Empire Award.

State Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome, visited Massena on Thursday to present the award to Brittany Murtagh, owner and operator of The Nest by 2 Mama Birds. The Nest is a small clothing and gift boutique located in downtown Massena.

Ms. Murtagh is also a teacher aide at Nightengale Elementary School, where the award was presented.

The Empire Award recognizes businesses and companies in New York state that are leaders in their industries, use innovative methods or products, increase jobs and economic growth, and make significant community contributions.