• Celebrate Salem Awards Dinner

  • 95th Annual Celebrate Salem Awards Dinner
    April 26th, 2017 at the Peabody Essex Museum

    Theme: Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style


    The Salem Chamber of Commerce celebrates the success of local businesses at the Celebrate Salem Awards Dinner on April 26, 2017 at the Peabody Essex Museum. The program of the evening includes the presentation of the “Celebrate Salem Awards”. Awards are handed out annually in the following categories: Businesswoman of the Year, Businessman of the Year, New Business of the Year, Excellence in Retail, Community Service, and Long Term Achievement.

    Nominees and voting
    Winners per category are decided by a general vote by the community at large. The Salem Chamber allows one vote per person (by online vote) by April 14, 2017. Voting has closed.


     

  • The 2016 Salem Chamber “Celebrate Salem Awards” nominees are:

    (Winners are listed in bold.)

    The Excellence in Retail Award showcases the outstanding achievements of Salem retailers and will be awarded to the retailer that applies superior knowledge, creativity and industry know-how to develop innovative strategies, and contributes to the growth of the Salem retail sector. The nominees are:    

    • Circle of Stitches
    • Eastern Bank
    • HausWitch Home + Healing
    • Lifebridge Thrift Store
    • Ocean Chic Boutique & Waterbar
    • Trolley Depot

     

    The Community Service Award is awarded to a member or organization who has an outstanding record of community service and volunteer participation. The nominees are:  

    • Flora Tonthat
    • Sail Salem / David Smith
    • Salem Main Streets
    • Salem No Place for Hate Committee
    • Salem Sound Coastwatch
    • Triangle Inc. / Participants in their programs

     

    The New Business of the Year award is given to the best new business that opened in 2016. The nominees are: 

    • Adea's Mediterranean Kitchen
    • Bit Bar
    • Curtsy
    • Emporium 32
    • Notch Brewing
    • Waite & Peirce (NPS Derby Street Shop)

     

    The Long-Term Achievement Award will be given to a business that has achieved 10 or more years of success in the community. The nominees are:  

    • Bella Verona
    • Hawthorne Hotel
    • Hayden Safe & Lock
    • Ronan, Segal & Harrington
    • Victoria Station & Vic's Boathouse
    • F.W. Webb Company

     

    Businesswoman of the Year is a Chamber member who has demonstrated excellence in business practices throughout the year and has demonstrated a sincere commitment to Salem. The nominees are:  

    • Janet Barsanti – J.Mode
    • Amy Job – Jolie Tea Company
    • Nicole Lashomb & Gricel Ocasio – The Rainbow Times
    • Yan (Annie) Liu – Koto Grill & Sushi
    • Betsy Merry – MerryFox Realty
    • Louise Michaud – Pictures From the Sky

     

    Businessman of the Year is a Chamber member who has demonstrated excellence in business practices throughout the year and has demonstrated a sincere commitment to Salem. The nominees are: 

    • Peter Furniss & Scott Silverstein – NAES Footprint Power
    • Larry Leibowitz & Tim Haigh – Bambolina
    • Joel Ramos – Celia's II Restaurant
    • Al Snape – Far From the Tree
    • Mike Sperling – Sperling Interactive
    • Dan St. John – Lightshed Photography Studio

     

  • Winners in Previous Years:

    2015 (awards handed out in 2016)
    Businessman of the Year - Rob Liani – Coffee Time Bake Shop
    Businesswoman of the Year - Joanne Scott – Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem
    New Business of the Year - Sea Level Oyster Bar
    Long-Term Achievement Award - Salem Maritime National Historic Site / NPS
    Community Service Award - The Plummer Home
    Excellence in Retail Award - The Cheese Shop of Salem

    2014 (awards handed out in 2015)
    Businessman of the Year - Paul Van Ness (CinemaSalem, The Cabot, Van Ness Creative, Salem Film Fest)
    Businesswoman of the Year - Brandi Dion (B&S Fitness Companies & CrossFit IronSpider)
    New Business of the Year - The Ugly Mug Diner
    Long-Term Achievement Award - Jim & Nancy Hurrell (Salem Trolley, Pirate Museum, Witch History Museum, Witch Dungeon)
    Community Service Award - Creative Salem
    Excellence in Retail Award - Milk & Honey Green Grocer

    2013 (awards handed out in 2014)
    Businessman of the Year- Patrick Schultz (Howling Wolf)
    Businesswoman of the Year- Sandy Heaphy (Kensington Stobart Gallery)
    New Business of the Year- Turner's Seafood at Lyceum Hall
    Long-Term Achievement Award- DeIulis Brothers Construction
    Community Service Award- North Shore Community Development Coalition
    Excellence in Retail Award- Treasures Over Time

    2012 (awards handed out in 2013)
    Businessman of the Year- Michael Wheeler (Beverly Cooperative Bank)
    Businesswoman of the Year- Helen Medler & the late Anne Turcotte (Hawthorne Tours)
    New Business of the Year- Jean Louis Pasta Shop
    Long-Term Achievement Award- Finz Seafood & Grill
    Community Service Award- John Hall of Salem Five
    Excellence in Retail Award- Peabody Essex Museum Gift Shop

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