15th annual Pinnacle Awards

2020 Annual Pinnacle Awards Ceremony

Celebrating those who step up to serve their organizations, the Chamber and the community has never felt more significant. Our annual Pinnacle Awards Ceremony recognizes a Capital region Business, Small Business, Nonprofit and Business Leader of the year nominated by their peers. What’s different this year is what we are most proud of—our membership’s strength, diversity, ingenuity and tenacity during a time of unprecedented challenges. Please join us in congratulation the following recipients:

Small Business of the Year - The Works Café

Business of the Year - The Common Man Concord

Nonprofit Business of the Year - Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association

Business Leader of the Year - Christopher Emond, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire

The awards luncheon will also include our 2020 W. Grant McIntosh Volunteer of the Year Award and the Concord Young  Professional of the Year!


Join us in celebrating the Capital Region's leaders and innovators

We'll honor this year's recipients at the 15th Annual Pinnacle Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 19, 2020All are welcome to come and celebrate these special organizations and business leaders nominated by their peers. This event will include an in-person component with limited seating, as well as an online option where you can watch a livestream of the celebration.


Ticket Options - We have three ticket options for this year's Awards Ceremony. Our robust agenda includes speakers from the Greater Concord business community and acceptance remarks from this year's Pinnacle Award recipients. Register online via this link for the following options:

- In person admission ($45) – Join us on Thursday, November 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn in Concord. Your ticket includes a delicious lunch and socially distanced networking with Chamber members, business leaders and community members. There will be a strict 90-person limit on attendees and the event will follow all state safety guidelines. *

- VIP online admission ($25) – Join us on Thursday, November 19 from 12-1:30 p.m. via Zoom. In addition to access to a livestream of the awards ceremony, you will also have the opportunity to connect with other online attendees and send chat messages to the "big screen" at the in person event. Your ticket also includes a special package of celebratory items from member businesses.

- Online access (complimentary) – Celebrate this year's Pinnacle Award recipients on Thursday, November 19 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. via YouTube for a livestream of the Awards Ceremony.

To purchase a table of 6 for the in person event or if you have questions about this event, please reach out to Emily Marsh at emarsh@concordnhchamber.com. You can also find more information on our event webpage.

* Please note the following guidelines for our in person event. In order to follow state safety guidelines, this list may be adapted prior to the November 19 event date.

- Masks will be required except during meal service.

- Attendees will be seated at tables of 6 - these tables normally accomodate 8-10 guests. Each table will be spaced apart, but groups sitting together at a table will be in relatively close proximity to each other.

- The Holiday Inn will follow all state safety guidelines when preparing and serving food.


The 2020 Annual Pinnacle Awards Luncheon is generously sponsored by:

Sanel NAPA 
Business NH Magazine 

This year's winners will join an esteemed group of businesses and individuals who have been honored since Pinnacle Awards were established fifteen years ago:

Small Business of the Year
2019       Gibson's Bookstore 
2018       Warrenstreet Architects, Inc.
2017       Arnie's Place
2016       Russell Animal Hospital, PA
2015       Cimo’s South End Deli
2014       Capitol Craftsman & Romance Jewelers
2013       Windmill Family Restaurant
2012       Irish Electric Corp.
2011       Mason + Rich, PA
2010       All-Ways Accessible
2009       Millennium Integrated Marketing
2008       Capital Regional Development Council
2007       Sparks Employment Group
2006       J Maze Design

Business of the Year
2019       Mainstay Technologies 
2018       Duprey Hospitality
2017       Merrimack County Savings Bank
2016       Cobb Hill Construction, Inc.
2015       Nobis Engineering, Inc.
2014       Bank of New Hampshire
2013       Grappone Automotive Group
2012       Nathan Wechsler & Company, PA
2011       Franklin Savings Bank
2010       Sanel Auto Parts
2009       New Hampshire Distributors, Inc.
2008       Concord Litho
2007       Orr & Reno, PA
2006       Ocean Bank

Nonprofit Business of the Year
2018       Concord Community TV 
2018       Intown Concord 
2017       White Birch Center
2016       Concord Coalition to End Homelessness
2015       CATCH Neighborhood Housing
2014       Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion
2013       Red River Theatres
2012       Riverbend Community Mental Health
2011       Concord Family YMCA
2010       Granite State Independent Living

Business Leader of the Year
2019       Rosemary Heard, CATCH Neighborhood Housing 
2018       Cindy Flanagan, Concord Dance Academy
2017       James P. Bouley, Mayor City of Concord
2016       Claudia B. Walker
2015       David K. Fries, Esq.
2014       Teresa Rosenberger
2013       Maria White
2012       Chris Brown
2011       Lynn Kilchenstein
2010       Stephen Duprey
2009       Byron O. Champlin
2008       Ronald A. Wilbur
2007       Rene Drouin
2006       Michael Palmieri

Outstanding Performance
2017       Severino Trucking Company*
*This one-time award was given to Severino Trucking Company in 2017 for their outstanding contribution to Concord's award-winning Main Street project.