Citizen of the Year Celebration

Concord's biggest social event of the year!

Thank you to all who attended our 102nd Annual Meeting and Citizen of the Year Award event on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. We look forward to seeing you at the next event on Wednesday, November 2, 2022!

The 2021 event was presented by  Merrimack County Savings Bank.

Merrimack County Savings Bank

The evening began with a lively cocktail reception and networking with business and nonprofit community leaders. Guests were then welcomed into the ballroom to enjoy a delicious sit-down dinner where we recognized a deserving member of our community with the Chamber's top honor: the Citizen of the Year Award. We also had a brief changing of the gavel and thanked our 2021 Board Chair Leslie Walker of  Mason + Rich, Professional Association for her dedicated service to the Chamber. Learn more about the event.


Congratulations, Jim!

James Snodgrass

Recognizing an outstanding individual from the local community with its most prestigious award for over fifty years, the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is honored to proclaim  Jim Snodgrass as its 2021 Citizen of the Year.  Jim has lead Second Start for 47 years, providing educational programs to adults, job-seekers, at-risk youth and our New American communities. Second Start's mission is to "Help people become more productive workers, family members and community citizens." Jim has made this mission his life's work by impacting countless residents in the Greater Concord community. Please join us in thanking him for his dedicated service and passion for education as he retires from his role at Second Start. Learn more about our 2021 Citizen of the Year.


Thank you to our sponsors

Merrimack County Savings Bank

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust


Eastern Bank

Grappone Automotive Group

Eversource Energy 

NBT Bank, N.A.

Rath, Young & Pignatelli, PC

Mason + Rich, Professional Association

Liberty Utilities

Nathan Wechsler & Company, PA

Northeast Delta Dental

Orr & Reno, PA

Servpro of Concord

Service Credit Union

Cleveland, Waters and Bass, PA

Bangor Savings Bank

NHTI-Concord's Community College

Sanel NAPA

Concord Hospital

McLane Middleton Professional Association 



2021: Jim Snodgrass
2020: Linda Lorden
2019: Claudia Walker
2018: David Ruedig
2017: Bill Chapman
2016: Teresa Rosenberger
2015: Harold Janeway
2014: Michael Green
2013: George Segal
2012: C. Thomas Brown
2011: Mark Ciborowski
2010: Ron Wilbur
2009: Tom Raffio
2008: Bob Larsen
2007: Peggy Senter
2006: Rev. David P. Jones
2005: Forrest McKerley
2004: Helen & George Hamilton
2003: Robert & Beverly Grappone
2002: Jane Berwick
2001: Irene F. Deschenes
2000: William J. Veroneau
1999: Richard W. Patten
1998: James W. Milliken
1997: Robert A. Hill
1996: Maria Manus Painchaud
1995: Cedric Dustin
1994: John Swope
1993: Thomas R. Rutherford
1992: Martin Gross
1991: John T. Grappone
1990: Mary Susan Leahy
1989: James H. Hayes
1988: Mark E. Manus
1987: Richard F. Upton
1986: Charles F. Foley
1985: Russell F. Martin
1984: Thomas M. Hardiman
1983: Douglas N. Everett
1982: Atty. Dudley W. Orr
1981: Edna C. McKenna
1980: Edson F. Eastman
1979: Malcom A. Spoor
1978: Robert O. Wilson, DDS
1977: Earle M. Reingold
1976: Malcolm McLane
1975: Joan M. Whittaker
1975: Sandra P. Jones
1974: Alger S. Bourn
1973: C. Edwin Howard, Elizabeth J. Donovan
1972: J. Richard Jackman
1971: Frederick P. Berman
1970: Norma Gardner
1969: Dr. Horace S. Blood
1968: Col. Albert S. Baker
1967: Phyllis A. Bowie, Roland E. Allen
1966: Dr. & Mrs. Homer Lawrence