Excellence in Business Awards
ACKNOWLEDGING OUR OWN.
The Board of Directors of the Scituate Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the establishment of the Scituate Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Awards, honoring member businesses for outstanding contributions to the economic health and quality of life in Scituate. As you can see, the award categories allow for recognition of a broad range of business types, sizes and unique qualities.
General Criteria: Any chamber member may nominate a business for recognition (including their own), and only chamber member businesses are eligible for recognition. In general, nominees should be those whose business practices and professional conduct contribute to a sense of fellowship among all local businesses, and which helps to promote Scituate as a good place in which to do business.
Small Business of the Year
Small businesses are the mainstay of our community. This award recognizes a non-manufacturing organization of less than 25 employees which has been in business for at least five years. In addition to the General Criteria mentioned above, specific criteria that will be considered for this award includes: unique marketing strategy and success, community involvement, and exceptional, informed customer service.
The entrepreneur takes a vision and turns it into reality. This award recognizes a business which has developed an innovative product or a valuable new service, or one which has adapted and improved a current product or service to keep pace with the times and the needs of its clients. The business should be no more than five years old, or be one that has undergone a significant shift in focus within that period of time.
This award recognize a business person whose civic and community service goes beyond “normal” responsibilities, creating a lasting and beneficial impact for all residents. The nominee should be someone who sets an example for commitment to public service, while maintaining a strong business image.
Our business community includes a distinguished group of long standing professionals who have not only made their mark in the world of commerce, but have enriched the community at large.
Specific Criteria for this award includes:
- Long term business success
- Strong community involvement
- Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in a changing business world
- Innovative business strategies
- Recognized business leadership as a role model
Entrepreneurial Spirit – Kathleen Taylor, AnimalPharm
Mentorship- Ron Goodwin, Goodwin Graphics
Community Support- Eli Jordan, The Barker Tavern
Small Business of the Year- Verge Jewelers
Lifetime Achievement- Pam Giovannini, Front Street Book Store
Entrepreneurial Spirit- Chuck Cullum, Beaucoup Beads
Community Support- Ann Burbine, The New Upholstery Shop
Independent Spirit Award- Jane Tenaglia, Scituate Pharmacy
Small Business of the Year- Debra Tranberg, Scituate Harbor Chiropractic
Lifetime Achievement Award- Jack Conway, Jack Conway and Company
Community Support- PJ’s Country House
Community Support – Chick Fagan
Entrepreneurial Spirit- Native
Small Business of the Year- Kennedy’s Country Gardens
Small Business of the Year: Dr. Nico Afanasenko- Fresh Start Chiropractic, Inc.
Entrepreneurial Spirit: Jay Cole- Riva Restaurant
Community Support: Elaine Bongarzone- Jack Conway Real Estate
The “Chick Gates” Lifetime Achievement Award: Joseph “Joe” Norton- Rockland Trust