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Annual Awards

The 2014 Employer of the Year Award is Fairview, Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut. The 2014 Community Service Award goes to Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa. The Josh Piver Scholarship Recipient for 2014 is Taylor Simao. This year the Chamber will also include a Special Recognition at the event in honor of Jerry Desmond for all his contributions and support of the Greater Mystic Chamber and community over the years.


President Tricia Walsh and Chairman Jim Bates present Leo Roche of the Harp and Hound with Employer of Year Award


The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Annual Dinner on December 4, 2014 at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa.

The 2014 Employer of the Year Award is Fairview, Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut. The 2014 Community Service Award goes to Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa. The Josh Piver Scholarship Recipient for 2014 is Taylor Simao. This year the Chamber will also include a Special Recognition at the event in honor of Jerry Desmond for all his contributions and support of the Greater Mystic Chamber and community over the years.

Honored at 2013's event were the recipients of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards: The Chamber Foundation’s Joshua Piver Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Kyle C. Gillick, Volunteers of the Year included the members of the Events Committee for the Groton Parks and Rec., the Edward O. McCabe Employer of the Year was presented to Leo Roche of Harp and Hound, and this year Neil Ryan and Scott Gladstone of Wireless Zone were recognized as the 2013 Community Service Award recipients.

Past Community Service award recipients include:
2012 - Ana Schneider
2011 - Eric Janney
2010 - Greg Gilmartin and Grossman's Seafood
2009 - Neil Kluepfel and Washington Trust
2008 - Jim O'Boyle
2007 - Susette Tibus
2006 - Hariette Bessette
2005 - City of Groton & Groton Utilities
2004 - Mystic River Historical Society
2003 - Nobert “Bud” Fay & Robert and Carol Granato
2002 - Groton Maritime Academy: Officer James Moore & Lieutenant William jervis
2001 - SunShine Kitchen & Mark Turner
2001 - B.F. Hoxie Engine Company & Reverend G. Kenneth Carpenter
1999 - Mystic Art Association & William Martinelli
1998 - Mystic Junior Women’s Club
1997 - William Pere
1996 - Carol W. Kimball
1995 -Mystic River Park
1994 - Mystic Garden Club
1993 - Joyce Olson Resnikoff
1992 - Janice M. Fitton
1991 - Peter F. Stuart
1990 - Mystic River Ambulance
1989 - Mark Turner
1988 - Bill Topkin
1987 - Robert Cushman
1986 - Stephen Lee
1985 - George Banks
1984 - Louis Palmer
1983 - Willa Schuster
1982 - Stanley Popiel
1981 - Mystic Community Center
1980 - Edward MacDougall
1979 - Joseph Brustolon
1978 - Edward Coogan
1977 - James Allyn
1976 - Charles Brooks
1975 - B. F. Hoxie Engine Company
1974 - Aldo Santin
1973 - William Shea
1972 - Fire Chief Joseph Herman & Frances Wood
1970 - Joseph Santin
1969 - James McKenna
1968 - William Hermann
1967 - William Sylvester
1966 - Marie Croucher
1965 - Chief Frank Mabbett
1964 - Russell Pound
1963 - Fred & Margaret Wilson
1962 - Ralph Hughes
1961 - William Squadrito

The Employer of the Year award is given to an employer for outstanding service to his or her employees.

Past winners of the Employer of the Year Award have been
2012 - Jonathan Duncklee - Duncklee Cooling & Heating
2011 - Jeff Marshall - Mystic Shipyard
2010 - Mark Fader - The Williams School
2009 - Lulu Kiley- Captain Daniel Packer Inn
2008 - Al Dion- Groton Utilities
2007 - Mary Ann Agostini- Coldwell Banker
2006 - Mia McSherry- Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse
2005 - Martha Hug- Whyevernot
2004 - Edward O. McCabe

The Volunteer of the Year award is chosen by the Mystic Chamber staff and board and is awarded to a person who selflessly volunteers their time and labor to assist with chamber events.

Past winners of the Volunteer of the Year award are:
2012 - Mark & Mike Sauchuk
2011 - Courtney Moore & Maura Blaney
2010 - David Brown
2009 - David Sylvia
2008 - David Clay
2007 - David T. Knowles & Adam G. Knowles
2006 - Joshua Lyons (Lyons Asset Management)
2005 - Bruce Brast
2004 - Bob Cardosa
2002 - Caroline McGuinns
2001 - Dr.Peter Lacey
2000 - Jane Brannegan

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