• Join us at the 2022 Celebrate Salem Awards!

    June 29, 2022 at PEM

    The Salem Chamber of Commerce’s 98th Annual Celebrate Salem Awards Dinner will take place in the beautiful Atrium of the Peabody Essex Museum on the evening of Wednesday, June 29, 2022. 

    The program of the evening will include the presentation of the “Celebrate Salem Awards”.   Nominations are submitted by the members of the Salem Chamber of Commerce. Winners per category will be decided by general vote by the Salem Chamber membership and the community at large.  Click here to vote for the winners! (Voting closes on June 10th at Midnight)

    The theme for this year’s dinner is “Salem Stories”, based on a current PEM exhibit. Organized by the architecture of the alphabet, Salem Stories presents 26 vignettes about the people, places and events that make Salem, Massachusetts, the city it is today. The exhibition starts at “A is for Always Indigenous” to acknowledge the Native communities who have lived for millennia on the land where the museum now sits. It ends with Z is for Zoology and coincides with the return to the galleries of a leatherback turtle specimen captured in 1885, a favorite of longtime visitors. As this is an evolving story, we’ve added another one, Salem’s Cookin’, the recently published official Salem Chamber cookbook, that has another 19 special stories about food and Salem’s history with food.

    Tickets for the event are $125 per person and include a welcoming drink during the networking reception and a delicious sit down dinner. We are looking for sponsors for the event and sponsorship options can be found on the reservation and sponsorship form.  


  • The 98th Annual Celebrate Salem Awards

    Awards will be handed out in the following categories:

         2021 Businessperson of the Year

         2021 Resiliency and Sustainability Award

         2021 New Business of the Year

         2021 Long Term Achievement Award

         2021 Community Service Award

         2021 Excellence in Retailing Award

    Nominees and voting

    Nominations will be submitted by the members of the Salem Chamber of Commerce in April (deadline is May 6, 2022). Winners per category are decided by general vote by the Salem Chamber membership and the community at large starting May 13 (voting closes June 3rd at midnight). 

  • Salem New Businesses 2021

    Please find below the list of businesses that opened in Salem in 2021 (Please note: If you opened in 2021 and your business is not listed, please contact the Salem Chamber)

    • All Souls Lounge
    • Broad Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
    • Curly Girl Candy Shop
    • Die With Your Boots On (Church Street)
    • DiVE KS
    • ERC Photography
    • F.W. Webb Showroom
    • Ginger Cajun Seafood
    • House of Boo
    • Jenni Stuart/Helios Floral
    • lulu's bakery & pantry
    • Maison Vampyre
    • Newton Consultancy group
    • Odd Meter Coffee
    • Powerful Nutrition
    • Rockland Trust
    • Salem Bespoke Boutique
    • Salem’s Retreat
    • Seagrass
    • Sweet Boba
    • The Chocolate Pantry
    • The Good Witch of Salem
    • The International Monster Museum
    • Timeless Life Treasures
    • Tomb Gallery & Tattoo
    • VRtical Media
    • Witch City Hibachi
    • Your Choice Tax & Business Services
  • Winners in Previous Years:


    2020 (awards handed out in 2021)

    • Businessperson of the Year - John Andrews, Creative Collective
    • Young Entrepreneur - Kate & Jess Moody, Moody Interiors
    • New Business of the Year - Artful Life Counceling Center & Studio
    • Climate Resiliency Award - Barbara Warren, Salem Sound Coastwatch
    • Community Service Award - Robyn Burns, Salem Pantry
    • Excellence in Retail Award - Matt O'Neill & Dan Gursha, Ledger Restaurant


    2019 (awards handed out in 2020)

    • Businessman of the Year - Tim Maguire
    • Businesswoman of the Year - Becky DeVries
    • New Business of the Year - Kakawa Chocolate House
    • Long-Term Achievement Award -  Gulu Gulu Cafe
    • Community Service Award - Steve Harrington/NAGLY
    • Excellence in Retail Award -  Hauswitch Home & Healing

    2018 (awards handed out in 2019)

    • Businessman of the Year - Matt O'Neill, Ledger
    • Businesswoman of the Year - Laura Lanes, Laura Lanes Skin Care
    • New Business of the Year - The Hotel Salem
    • Long-Term Achievement Award - Pamplemousse
    • Community Service Award - Kerry Murphy, The Salem Pantry
    • Excellence in Retail Award - Harbor Sweets

    2017 (awards handed out in 2018)

    • Businessman of the Year - Jason Consalvo – Salem Five Bank
    • Businesswoman of the Year - Kate Fox – Destination Salem
    • New Business of the Year - Goodnight Fatty
    • Long-Term Achievement Award - A & J King Artisan Bakers, LLC
    • Community Service Award - The House of the Seven Gables
    • Excellence in Retail Award - Turtle Alley Chocolates II


    2016 (awards handed out in 2017)

    • Businessman of the Year - Al Snape – Far From the Tree
    • Businesswoman of the Year - Amy Job – Jolie Tea Company
    • New Business of the Year - Notch Brewing
    • Long-Term Achievement Award - Hawthorne Hotel
    • Community Service Award - Salem No Place for Hate Committee
    • Excellence in Retail Award - Lifebridge Thrift Store


    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
  • Click "VOTE NOW" above to vote for your favorite nominees for the 98th Annual Celebrate Salem Awards. Voting closes on June 10th at midnight.

  • Click "Purchase Tickets Here" above to sign in and purchase your tickets to the 98th Annual Celebrate Salem Awards Dinner on June 29 at the Peabody Essex Museum. Non-members please call the Chamber at 978-744-0004.

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