15th annual Pinnacle Awards

2020 Annual Pinnacle Awards Luncheon

Celebrating those who step up to serve their organizations, the Chamber and the community has never felt more significant. Our annual Pinnacle Awards Luncheon 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. We are eager to honor these exemplary businesses and individuals in our community when it is safe to do so, along with our Concord Young Professional and W. Grant McIntosh Volunteer of the Year.

Due to developments related to the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to reschedule this event to fall 2020. The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce takes the health and safety of our members seriously and we are actively monitoring the evolving COVID-19 virus. We hope that our revised event date will support our members, the health of the public and offer a vibrant, successful and timely celebratory event to the Greater Concord community.

Nominate a business, individual or nonprofit!

Pinnacle Awards recognize businesses and individuals who have demonstrated professional excellence and commitment to the Greater Concord Chamber and the community. Nominations are now open for the following categories (you do not need to nominate in all categories to participate):

Small Business of the Year

Business of the Year

Nonprofit Business of the Year

Business Leader of the Year

We're excited to introduce a new online nomination portal for this year. 

If you'd rather go the paper route, please access a printable nomination form here.

Nominations will be kept strictly confidential. The Chamber will accept completed nominations from members and the general public until close of business on Friday, July 31. Thank you for helping us give back to our member businesses and those who give back to our community during these challenging times! 



Celebrating the Capital region's leaders and innovators

We'll honor this year's recipients at the 15th Annual Pinnacle Awards Luncheon in September 2020.

The awards luncheon will also include two top secret announcements: our 2020 W. Grant McIntosh Volunteer of the Year Award and the Concord Young  Professional of the Year! We'll also recognize Leadership Greater Concord Class of 2020.

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.


The 2019 Pinnacle Awards Luncheon was generously sponsored by: 
Eastern Bank 
Sanel NAPA 
Business NH Magazine 
Duprey Hospitality

2019 Pinnacle Awards Sponsors