Finalists for top Souhegan Chamber awards announced
AMHERST – The list of nominees from which this year’s top Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce businesses, nonprofits and volunteers will be chosen has been finalized, setting the stage for the naming of the winners at the dinner celebration in June.
This year’s dinner and awards celebration comes as the chamber observes the 30th anniversary of its 1988 founding as the Milford-Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce. The current name was adopted in 1998.
Gov. Chris Sununu will be the keynote speaker for the anniversary edition event, which runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at The Event Center at Hampshire Hills in Milford.
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The Chamber chose “Driven to Grow” as this year’s theme, which reflects the organization’s “ongoing growth and business success in the Souhegan Valley,” according to executive director Wendy Hunt.
In addition to honoring the winning individuals, agencies and businesses in each of the six categories, Hunt said, this year’s program will also recognize, and present scholarships to, local high school students who plan to pursue degrees in the business or entrepreneurship fields.
The scholarships are funded by the Chamber’s Leadership Scholarship Fund, which is sustained in large part by donations from local businesses and individuals.
Meanwhile, the winners in each of the six categories are chosen by votes cast by attendees during the event.
Following are the nominees for each category.
of the Year
Paul Tripp, Classic Signs
Henline, The Telegraph
John Morison III, Hitchiner
Terry Connor, Pasta Loft
Business of the Year
of the Year
Horse ‘n Hound Physical Therapy
Nonprofit of the Year
United Way of Greater Nashua
Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley
Humane Society of Greater Nashua
of the Year
Derek Pollitt, Right Computer Solutions
Terri Tuttle, Covellite Holistics
Paul Mosier, Amherst Wellness Center
Emily Aborn, Tucked In Organics
Volunteer of the Year
Marsha VanderMey, Harper Point Photography
Dr. Jennifer Edwards and Dr. Jennifer Estle, Ponemah Veterinary Hospital
Spinal Corrective Center
Family Dental Care of Milford
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