River Valley Chamber of Commerce 2010 Annual award winners
Business Person/Business of the Year: This award recognizes a business person or business which has made significant investments in supporting the region’s economic growth, expanded employment opportunities through the establishment of a new business or business expansion or has set a new leadership standard for business innovation and quality.
NewPage mill: nomination stated, “NewPage has gone through one of the toughest periods in the history of domestic paper manufacturing. They have worked hard to keep this mill going. We need to show them that we are grateful for their hard work and belief in our workers and our area.”
Volunteer of the Year: This award recognizes individual or group efforts which have made a significant contributions in the quality of life or the enhancement of community or regional assets. It also recognizes accomplishments achieved through non-profit organizations, public sector committees, or businesses.
“Rich Allen has exhibited leadership and dedication to this area. He has truly had his heart and soul in support of economic development in this area for over 20 years. His vision for the River Valley has always been about long-term commitment to growth – putting in numerous hours of his own time for the benefit of this community.”
Customer Service Award: This award recognizes a business whose employees have gone beyond the call of duty to provide outstanding customer service in the River Valley area.
White’s Yardworks: Roger’s “generosity to his community should not go unnoticed. He took a call during the middle of the night in a northeaster from a neighbor who needed to get an ambulance up the driveway to transport a patient to the hospital; he was there in minutes. I believe he has proven over and over his great customer service to community.”
Non-Profit/Community Service Leadership Award: This award recognizes a group effort which has made a significant contribution in the enhancement of community or regional involvement in the River Valley area.
American Legion Post 100 Cribbage Group in Dixfield: “This great group of men and women have raised money for the past three years to send gift boxes to local military personnel serving in troops overseas. To date, they have raised $5,514.32. They are indeed some of the most caring people you could ever meet.”