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From left, Connor Spern of Servpro, Concord Young Professional of the Year; Ryan Barton of Mainstay Technologies, LLC, Business of the Year; Doris Ballard of Concord Community TV, Nonprofit Business of the Year; Michael Herrmann of Gibson’s Bookstore, Small Business of the Year;Rosemary Heard, CATCH Neighborhood Housing, Business Leader of the Year; and Jeff Trombly of Ledyard National Bank, W. Grant McIntosh Volunteer of the Year. Photo by Kristina Carlson.
Concord, NH (June 2018) - Three area businesses and a local business leader received accolades from the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and members of the community on June 6 at the 14th Annual Pinnacle Awards Luncheon at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. The Chamber’s sold-out event hosted close to 300 community, nonprofit and business leaders from the Capital region who came to celebrate this year’s Pinnacle Award recipients nominated by peers and selected by a committee of last year’s winners.
“For 100 years the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce has been part of a generous community of leaders positively impacting the state capital and beyond,” Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce President Tim Sink said, “and we are all better for it.”
Sink joined Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Joe Kasper of Northeast Delta Dental in presenting the Pinnacle Awards to the 2019 recipients. The event also recognized 21 graduates of Leadership Greater Concord and two categories kept secret until the event – Servpro’s Connor Spern accepted the Concord Young Professional of the Year award, and Jeff Trombly of Ledyard National Bank received the W. Grant McIntosh Volunteer of the Year award for more than a decade of service to the Chamber’s Funds for Education Golf Tournament.
This year’s Pinnacle Award honorees are: Gibson’s Bookstore, Small Business of the Year; Mainstay Technologies, Business of the Year; Concord Community TV, Nonprofit Business of the Year; and Rosemary Heard, President of CATCH Neighborhood Housing received Business Leader of the Year.
To be considered, each nominee must actively support Chamber initiatives and be an outstanding and engaged member of the greater Concord community.
From left, front row: Barrett Moulton, Alexandra Sosnowski, Carol Ritchie, Kimberly Carter, Melissa Pomeroy, Sarah Dorner, Rose M. Culver, Erika Janik, Bryanna Marceau, Polly Saltmarsh. Back row: Bradford W. Melson, Dan Hall, Michael DeCristofaro, Saverio DiSaverio, Brad Kulacz, Bryan Fontaine, Jared Reynolds and Elizabeth Mulleavey.
Leadership Greater Concord is a ten-month program sponsored by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce designed to foster civic awareness and prepare emerging leaders for future community involvement. Many of the program’s 528 alumni serve on local town boards, nonprofit boards or a municipal committee. Gary Miller of Unitil and Chair of the 2019 Leadership Greater Concord Steering Committee introduced this year’s Leadership Greater Concord graduates: Kimberly Carter, NH Mutual Bancorp; Rose M. Culver, BHG The Masiello Group; Michael DeCristofaro, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation; Saverio DiSaverio, Merrimack County Department of Corrections; Sarah Dorner, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law; Bryan Fontaine, Lincoln Financial Group; Dan Hall, The H.L. Turner Group, Inc.; Erika Janik, NH Public Radio; Brad Kulacz, Merrimack County Savings Bank; Bryanna Marceau, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce; Bradford W. Melson, Orr & Reno, P.A.; Barrett Moulton, Concord Police Department; Elizabeth Mulleavey, St. Mary's Bank; Melissa Pomeroy, St. Mary’s Bank; Jared Reynolds, UNH Cooperative Extension; Carol Ritchie, Merrimack County Savings Bank; Polly Saltmarsh, NH Federal Credit Union; Heather Shank, City of Concord; Alexandra Sosnowski, Northeast Delta Dental; Sarah Ward, and Karen Wolivar, Merrimack County Department of Corrections.
The Chamber extended special thanks to this year’s sponsors Eastern Bank, Eversource and Sanel NAPA, as well as to media sponsor Business NH Magazine and event sponsor, Duprey Hospitality, LLC. Marshall’s Florist provided the centerpieces and Granite State Candy Shoppe generously donated the table favors. Bar Harbor Bank and Trust sponsored the CYPN table.
Incorporated in 1919, the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is the one of the largest chambers in the state with more than 900 members. New Hampshire's state capital chamber of commerce develops economic opportunities, strengthens the business climate, and enhances quality of life in the Capital region. It is deeply invested in the local community and dedicated to shaping competitive economic development strategy, advocating for policies and projects that benefit the region, and promoting Concord as a culturally vibrant visitor destination. For more information please visit ConcordNHChamber.com.