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2018 Year in Review Award Winners announced

Posted Friday, September 28, 2018

The Chamber is pleased to congratulate the following individuals, businesses and organizations that were nominated and selected as our 2018 Year In Review Award Winners:


Beacon Award - Pies on Parade

Awarded to a person, business, or organization that has attracted significant positive regional or national attention to the Camden-Rockland Region, resulting in a rise in local economic activity.


Community Service Award - Robin McIntosh

Awarded to a person, business, or organization whose activities have resulted in a significant community enhancement and/or positive contribution to the quality of life among local community members.


Environmental Leader Award - Alison McKellar

Awarded to a person, business, or organization that has worked diligently to preserve/protect/enhance our environment. Recipient works in a manner compatible with the environment, using sustainable practices and/or giving consideration to its carbon footprint.


Heritage Preservation Award - Schooner Boyd N. Sheppard and Schooner Ladona

Awarded to a person, business, or organization whose contribution has resulted in the preservation and/or enhancement of the history, maritime heritage, and/or quality of place in our community.


Innovation in Business Award - Bixby & Co.

Awarded to a business or organization that produces advancements in a product or business method that has resulted in renewed economic vitality of its business or the local community. Recipient demonstrates a proactive and innovative approach toward finding solutions to business challenges and embraces change as an opportunity for growth.


New Building Award - Lincolnville General Store

Awarded to a person, organization, or business that builds a new structure, or substantially renovates a structure, that enhances the community image.


Public Improvement Award - Doris & Dennis Norton/Save Oceanside Fields

Awarded to a person, organization, or business that makes a major improvement that benefits the general public.


Small Business of the Year Award - Laugh Loud, Smile Big

Awarded to a business of fewer than 25 employees that has been in business for a minimum of 5 consecutive years. Recipient makes a positive contribution to the community and is recognized by peers as a leader in what they do. Demonstrates a commitment to excellence.


Community Person of the Year Award - To be announced at the Gala!

Awarded annually to an individual, who, through his or her professional and civic deeds and leadership, has greatly enhanced the quality of life in our community. Recipient does not need to be a Chamber of Commerce member, and must not be a current Chamber Board member. Recipient must be resident of our local communities and demonstrate involvement with the betterment of the community, in more than one area of service, for at least five years.


A new feature this year, businesses celebrating milestone anniversaries will be recognized at the Gala.Any business or organization that is 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, or 150 years old this calendar year is encouraged to contact Tom Peaco at 596-0376 or by October 5th.


All awards will be presented at our Annual Gala on Saturday, November 3rd, at the Samoset Resort. A festive and fun evening of socializing, dinner, and recognition is planned. After dinner and awards, please say for the Gala After Hours, featuring live music and dancing with popular local band, The Right Track, from 9 pm to midnight.

For more information about the Gala and to book dinner reservations, click here.