Chamber announces volunteer of the year award recipient and Concord Young Professional of the Year

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CONCORD, NH (May 2021) – The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2021 W. Grant McIntosh Volunteer of the Year Award recipient, Josh Hardy of ConcordTV, Your Community Channels and Concord Young Professional of the Year, Annika Stanley-Smith of Granite United Way – Merrimack County Region. These worthy individuals will be recognized during the 16th Annual Pinnacle Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 16.

Josh Hardy

This year’s Pinnacle Awards Luncheon will be hosted outdoors at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord. “This will be our first in-person event in some time,” said Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce President Tim Sink, “It’s a momentous occasion to gather our community again, and we are excited to recognize such outstanding award recipients at this long-awaited celebration.”

The W. Grant McIntosh Volunteer of the Year award honors an individual who goes above and beyond the call of volunteerism to the Chamber, and its presentation is one of the highlights of the annual Pinnacle Awards event. This year’s recipient, Josh Hardy, serves with dedication and skill on both the Capital Area Student Leadership (CASL) Committee, which offers a robust leadership program for area high school sophomores, and the Leadership Greater Concord (LGC) Steering Committee, which provides a 10-month leadership program for adults. As Executive Director of ConcordTV, Hardy has also supported the Chamber by providing expert videography for key events, which allowed them to be pivoted to a virtual format this year.

Annika Stanley-SmithAnnika Stanley-Smith, 2021 Concord Young Professional of the Year, will be honored for her professional excellence, commitment to the community and support of the Concord Young Professional Network (CYPN). Stanley-Smith is a strong advocate for New Hampshire residents in both her work at Granite United Way and through her diverse volunteer efforts.

The 16th Annual Pinnacle Awards Luncheon is generously sponsored by Eversource Energy Services, Sanel NAPA and Business NH Magazine and will also recognize the Pinnacle Award recipients: Small Business of the Year, Constantly Pizza, Inc.; Business of the Year, Associated Grocers of New England, Inc.; Nonprofit Business of the Year: Best Buddies New Hampshire; Business Leader of the Year: Nicolette Clarke, Capitol Center for the Arts and Bank of New Hampshire Stage. All are welcome to attend on Wednesday, June 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord. Tickets include a full seated luncheon. For more information or to register, visit ConcordNHChamber.com/key-events or contact the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce at (603) 224-2508 or events@concordnhchamber.com.

Incorporated in 1919, New Hampshire's state capital chamber of commerce - the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce - develops economic opportunities, strengthens the business climate, and enhances quality of life in the Capital region. As one of the largest chambers in the state, it is deeply invested in the local community and dedicated to shaping competitive economic development strategies, 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.

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