CHAMBER AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Annual Awards – all who will be recognized at this year’s celebration dinner on Friday, May 3, at the Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River Resort. We invite and encourage anyone who would like to attend this wonderful celebration to RSVP to the Chamber office, 824-2282, by Friday, April 26. A complete buffet dinner is available for $39 per person.
The list of award recipients is as follows:
The President’s Award - Steve Etheridge
Lifetime Achievement Award – Walter Hatch
The Rocky Freda Memorial Award -Ronald Fournier of Orion Outfitters and Guide Service.
Forest Products Industry Award - Sheldon Morgan of Woodstock
The Bethel Area Non-Profit Leadership Award - Tera Ingraham
Rising Star Entrepreneur of the Year - Jessica Doe, owner of Allium Farm
The Public Service Award - Stanley R. Howe
The Education Award - Richard Melville of Greenwood
Henry H. Hastings Award for Citizenship – James Sysko
The Ski Industry Employee of the Year - Kevin Rosenberg, GM of Mt. Abram Ski Resort
Hospitality Employee of the Year – Gail Buker of Crossroads Diner
Service & Retail Employee of the Year – Rebecca Hastings of Mahoosuc Realty and Rentals
Business of the Year - John and Amy Amann of 22 Broad Street at Gideon Hastings House
Special Recognition Award – The Bethel Inn Resort
Volunteer of the Year Award – a surprise
In closing, we would like to emphasize that all are welcome to attend this event – you do not need to be a chamber member or business. An RSVP and prepayment is required by April 26 however, by contacting the Chamber office. Many thanks to our event sponsors Northeast Bank, Stephens Memorial Hospital, Oxford Networks, and Sunday River Resort. Those who attend will enjoy a Silent Auction filled with items donated by members and friends of the Chamber. If you have something you would like to donate, please contact Jessie Perkins at the Chamber office, 824-2282.
The Bethel Area Chamber Awards Selection Committee