Worcester Chamber Announces 2018 Business Awards

Thursday, May 10, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Business Team

Tim Murray
The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of the annual business awards for 2018, as well as, the Chamber’s annual Silver Hammer Awards.

“We are thrilled to shine a spotlight on these accomplished businesses for their continued commitment to excellence and contributions to the local business community,” said Timothy P. Murray, President, and CEO, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The awards will be presented on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 4 pm at Mercantile Center prior to the Chamber’s monthly networking event, Business After Hours, which will begin at 5 p.m.

Award Recipients

The Richard B. Kennedy Business of the Year award will be presented to ten24 for its outstanding commitment and dedication to the Chamber’s mission, vision, and values. 

The Small Business of the Year will be presented to FASTSIGNS, which is located on 120 Stafford Street in Worcester. This award recognizes a small and growing for-profit business in Greater Worcester that demonstrates achievement in management and innovation, workplace excellence, or a commitment to community.

The Entrepreneur of the Year will be given to Stacey Chin of HyrdoGlyde Coatings LLC. This annual award is presented to the founder or owner of a company who has demonstrated a high level of entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, perseverance, creativity, and determination to be successful.

The Family-Owned Business of the Year will be presented to Clark Mailing.  As a long-time member of the Worcester business community, and the Chamber, the Clark family has provided top-notch business services to many customers – including the Chamber – for many years.

The Chamber Advocate of the Year will be presented to Ryan Matson of Small Business Insurance Agency, Inc. This annual award is presented to an individual member for outstanding service and dedication to the Chamber’s mission, vision, and values. 

The Joe Cohen Retailer of the Year will be presented to Q Bridal. This annual award is presented to a company for outstanding business success and innovation and for consistently demonstrating community commitment and support. 

The Ambassador of the Year will be awarded to Maureen Raillo. This annual award is presented to a person who participates in the Chamber’s Ambassador Program and regularly represents the Chamber through volunteer activities and actively promotes the work of the organization.

The Chamber’s Silver Hammer Awards will be presented to Queen’s Cups for rehabilitating 56 Water Street in the heart of the Canal District, Railers Tavern for their renovation of 90 Commercial Street in downtown, Release Well Being Center for bringing the Nathan Fisher House back to life located in Westborough, and Washburn House, for renovating 1183 Main Street in Worcester. 

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