Citizen of the Year Celebration

Mark your calendar for a virtual gala that will bring together Concord's business and community leaders on an interactive online platform. The format will imitate our traditional in person celebrationknown for being the Concord's biggest social event of the year!

We invite you to join us for the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year Celebration on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. This year’s event will be held virtually and livestreamed directly from the Bank of New Hampshire Stage in downtown Concord. The online event will feature lively networking and will highlight our community’s ingenuity in a year of unprecedented challenges. This event is generously presented by Merrimack County Savings Bank.

Merrimack County Savings Bank

This event begins at 5 p.m. with a virtual cocktail reception taking place on Remoan exciting new virtual event platform. (Learn more about Remo below.) After socializing with fellow business and nonprofit community leaders, we will recognize a deserving member of our community with the Chamber's top honor: the Citizen of the Year Award. We hope you'll join us to celebrate our 2020 recipient, to be announced! We’ll also recognize Nicki Clarke of Capitol Center for the Arts for her outstanding leadership as our 2019-2020 Board Chair. 


Special thanks to our major sponsors: Corporate Sponsors, Eversource Energy Services, Grappone Automotive Group and Unitil, Event Sponsors, Bank of America and Orr & Reno, PA, Associate Sponsors, NHTI-Concord's Community College.


Now accepting Citizen of the Year Award nominations

Each year, the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce presents the Citizen of the Year Award to honor a member of our community who has shown exceptional leadership, performance in several areas of community service over many years, and for contributing to the general benefit of the community. The nominee does not have to be a member of the Greater Concord Chamber or the business community.

The deadline to submit a nomination is 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Learn more.


Attend this year's event

View photos from our 100th Annual Meeting and Citizen of the Year Award event and picture yourself enjoying the company of all these community minded citizens from the safety of your own home or office. Reserve your seat or table today on our registration webpage.

• Online Admission: $20 

• Table of 6: $100 - Reach out to Emily Marsh to reserve a table at the virtual gala. Reserved tables will be marked with your organization name.


How will the virtual event work?

Remo eventWe’re beyond excited to introduce you to Remo—a new virtual event software that imitates the format of an in-person event! With the help of this new online platform, the Citizen of the Year Celebration attendees will be transported to a virtual venue where you can seek out friends and colleagues to socialize with via video chat. Visualize a map of a traditional in-person event venue displayed on your screen, where you can simply click on a table or group of chairs to appear at that location, or click next to a friend’s photo to jump into conversation with them. We’ll be using this software for our Citizen of the Year Celebration and Virtual Business Showcase. It’s easy to join a Remo event, and we’ll be providing comprehensive instructions so you can feel prepared to participate, no matter what your technological comfort level is. We’re looking forward to connecting with you in this new virtual event space!


Interested in sponsorship?

As a member of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, you are uniquely positioned to enhance your brand recognition by sponsoring chamber events like the Annual Meeting and Citizen of the Year. Please contact Events and Marketing Manager Emily Marsh at if you would like to get involved.

Congratulations to Claudia Walker, 2019 Citizen of the Year