Chamber's 2020 Pinnacle Awards honored exemplary businesses in healthcare, childcare and food service industries

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CONCORD, NH (November 2020) - Three area businesses and a local business leader received accolades from the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce on November 19 at the 15th Annual Pinnacle Awards Ceremony. The Chamber’s event hosted community, nonprofit and business leaders from the Capital region who celebrated this year’s Pinnacle Award recipients. Attendees participated online, enjoying virtual networking and a livestream of the awards ceremony, or attended the limited capacity awards ceremony in-person at the Holiday Inn in Concord.

This year’s Pinnacle Award honorees are: The Works Café, Small Business of the Year; The Common Man Concord, Business of the Year; Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Nonprofit Business of the Year; and Business Leader of the Year, Christopher Emond, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire. The 2020 Award Recipients were 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 Leslie Walker of Mason + Rich, Professional Association in presenting the Pinnacle Awards to the 2020 recipients. The event also recognized Concord Young Professional of the Year, Phil Sletten of NH Fiscal Policy Institute and the W. Grant McIntosh Volunteer of the Year Award recipient, Jayme Simões of Louis Karno & Company Communications, LLC.

The Chamber extended special thanks to this year’s sponsors Eversource Energy Services and Sanel NAPA, as well as to media sponsor Business NH Magazine. Additional thanks were given to Marshall’s Florist, Granite State Candy Shoppe, Echo Communications Inc., and Concord TV who livestreamed the event.

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. One of the largest chambers in the state, 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

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