The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce hosts an Annual Awards Night to celebrate the economic community across Waldo County. Awards are presented to businesses and individuals who have made significant contributions to the prosperity and vitality of Belfast and Waldo County.
The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce
tallied weeks of online voting for their Annual Awards Night and presented
their annual Chamber Awards to businesses and individuals who have made
significant contributions to the prosperity and vitality of Belfast and Waldo
This year’s voting
was robust with over 300 people casting their votes!
The 2019 winners are:
Business Growth Award – Toddy Pond Farm – sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank
A shining example of entrepreneurial farms growing across Maine, with young families working our land and feeding our communities. Toddy Pond Farm’s wonderful Grill & Chill Friday night community dinners attracted over 100 people each week to experience and share what we love about Waldo County.
Waldo County Business Award – Searsport Shores Ocean Campground – sponsored by Damariscotta Bank & Trust
A wonderful example of community-building in a small Midcoast town, with a respect for nature, sustainability, the arts and peaceful co-existence.
New Business Award – Maine Ocean School sponsored by Bangor Federal Credit Union
An innovative state Magnet School, dedicated to our marine heritage and to the future of science and industry in our Midcoast.
Hometown Heritage Award – Belfast Co-op – sponsored by Nordic Aquafarms, Inc.
The Belfast Co-op is a pillar of the local community, dedicated to local food and local business, in a way that is community-led and community-centered.
Chamber Appreciation Award – Ryan Otis of Rollie’s Bar & Grill – sponsored by Maine Chevy Dealers & Dutch Chevrolet
A strong leader of the Belfast business and charitable community, Ryan is ready to help a good cause, another business person or a neighbor whenever it is needed. His business skills and vision for Belfast have contributed to the success of the City and the region.
Citizen of the Year Award – Mary Weaver of the Playhouse Theater in Belfast
A beloved and respected thespian, director, producer, fundraiser, baker and community organizer, Mary has contributed her arts and her love of children and community for so long, and for the benefit of so many families and individuals. She gives tirelessly of herself so that others may experience joy and growth. She is a community treasure.
This year’s Awards were presented on Saturday, November 16th at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The reception began at 5 pm, featuring a band, cash bar and a range of catered hearty appetizers. Very brief welcoming remarks and the Annual Award presentations followed at 6:30 pm, with dessert at 7:30 pm. Camden National Bank was the generous Major Sponsor for the event.
mission is to improve economic prosperity across Waldo County through networking,
education and promotion of the region and its businesses. More information and online registration is available
The 2018 winners:
Growth Award – BELL THE CAT sponsored by Maine Chevy Dealers / Dutch Chevrolet
New Business Award – LINCOLNVILLE GENERAL STORE sponsored by Elm Street Marketing Essentials powered by ProForma
Hometown Heritage Award – COLBURN SHOE STORE sponsored by Rollie’s Grill & Catering
Waldo County Business Award – BELMONT BOATWORKS sponsored by DownEast Credit Union
Chamber Appreciation Award – JIM LeCLAIR of Smart DataMap Services sponsored by Courier Publications & The Republican Journal
Citizen of the Year – TO BE REVEALED AT DINNER! sponsored by Damariscotta Bank & Trust
2018 Awards Photos:
2017 Citizen of the Year Award
2015 Citizen of the Year Award
2013 Citizen of the Year Award
2008 Citizen of the Year Award
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Where to eat, play, stay and just hang out. A great resource for finding out what’s happening and what’s special about visiting and living in Waldo County. It’s all here in the 2020 Belfast & the Wonders of Waldo County magazine—the official publication of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce!