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The Kenney Awards



2018 Kenney Award Nominations



Live Voting!


The audience will have the opportunity to vote for their choice of finalist in three of the prize-winning categories: President’s Choice, Community Service and Cynergy Young Professional. There are three finalists for each of the categories. There will be a brief video presentation, highlighting each finalist. The audience will then have the opportunity to text in their vote via their own personal cell phone (only 1 vote per cell phone allowed per category). Live voting only works for cell phones within the Augusta Civic Center, so no outside sources can cast a vote. After the votes, have been calculated, the winners of each category will be announced right then and there!

Bring your cell phones and your fans, because these Kenney’s are going live!!!


What are The Kenney Awards?

So you’ve experienced the Grammys and the Emmys, but are you ready for the Kenneys?

The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to present The Kenney Awards! The Kenney, named for the region we hail from, will be awarded annually to area businesses and professionals that are deserving of our attention and recognition.


The Kenneys will recognize six awardees; Peter G. Thompson Lifetime Achievement, Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, President’s Choice, Community Service and the Cynergy Young Professional. You are guaranteed to feel like a star from the moment you arrive and step onto our very own red carpet—from the ‘paparazzi’ snapping pictures of your grand entrance into the awards ceremony to the custom designed Kenney award—this will be the formal affair of the season.

New this year, the winners of the Peter G. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award, Large business of the Year, and Small Business of the Year will be announced prior to the ceremony and the remaining awards will be chosen via live voting from 3 nominees during the show. The formal announcement of the nominees and winners will be in the December issue of the Business Insider.This event is the premier opportunity for the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce to highlight and celebrate the success in our community. It will take place on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Augusta Civic Center.

Tickets and table reservations for this event go on sale December 1st—so mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this great event!

Will it be you to win a Diamond?


Day’s Jewelers will be selling champagne (extra sparkly) with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Jewelers for Children at the Kenney Awards. You will be able to purchase your own champagne glass for $10! Someone WILL go home with a champagne glass that has the special code to win a Forevermark Diamond valued at $2,000!!! All you have to do is take your champagne glass into the Augusta Day’s Jewelers to see if your glass holds the winning code.

 Jewelers for Children raises money for children whose lives have been affected by illness, abuse, or neglect through charity partners: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, Make-A-Wish®, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the National CASA Association.

There will only be 300 glasses available so make sure you get yours!