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2019 Kenney Awards

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Peter G. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is named for community leader Peter G. Thompson. Like Peter, nominees in this category have been active leaders in the Kennebec Valley region for many years. These business/professional leaders have made a lasting impression on the business climate in our area. Congratulations to this year's recipient, John Fallona!

Large Business of the Year
Nominees in this category are KV Chamber members that have been in business or at least 4 years and have 10 or more employees. Throughout their history in the Kennebec Valley they must have demonstrated revenue growth and job creation. This business is recognized for excellence in their industry through their innovation, unparalleled customer service, staff development and marketing practices. Their impact on the Kennebec Valley is measured through their community involvement and economic impact. Congratulations to this year's winner, O'Connor Auto Park!

Small Business of the Year
Nominees in this category are KV Chamber members that have been in business for at least 4 years and employ 9 or less people. Throughout their history in the Kennebec Valley they must have demonstrated revenue growth and job creation. This business is recognized for excellence in their industry through their innovation, unparalleled customer service, staff development and marketing practices. Their impact on the Kennebec Valley is measured through their community involvement and economic impact. Congratulations to this year's winner, Clark Marine!

Special Service Award
The Special Service Award is awarded to an individual or organization who has shown exemplary leadership in the previous two-year period and is recognized for long-term commitment to the community. This award is not given each year but rather when an individual or organization goes above and beyond for the community and is deserving of special recognition. For his efforts to bring the Great Race and his continuous leadership in and commitment to the Kennebec Valley, Peter Prescott is awarded the Special Service Award. 

President's Choice Award
Nominees in this category are KV Chamber members that have been in business for at least two years. Their impact on the Kennebec Valley is evident through their revenue growth and job creation. They are leaders in their industry and maintain an exemplary business image in our community. Congratulations to this year's nominees, Gardiner Federal Credit Union, Maine Isshinryu Karate Academies, and Merrill's Detector Dogs!

Community Service Award
Nominees in this category are active in bettering the Kennebec Valley. They are recognized by their peers for their integrity and performance. Throughout their history, their track record of community leadership is evident. Congratulations to this year's nominees, First Amendment Museum, The Harlow, and Viles Arboretum!

CYNERGY Young Professional Award
Nominees in this category are Kennebec Valley professionals between the ages of 21 and 40. For at least the past two years, they have shown exemplary leadership throughout our region. These individuals are recognized for their long term commitment to the betterment of the Kennebec Valley. Congratulations to this year's nominees Craig Garofalo, Jessilin Quint, and Courtney Yeager!

 

Thank you to our 2019 Kenney Awards Sponsors!

Major Sponsors

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Entertainment Charging Station Live Voting Photo Booth
Marketplace at Augusta logo 3 29 12   OConnor Logo ganneston construction  DARLINGS Augusta 

 

Platinum Sponsors

Presenting Reception Sponsor

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Reception Sponsors

  • Day's Jewelers
  • DR Designs
  • Gagne & Son
  • JS McCarthy Printers
  • Lipman & Katz
  • Macomber, Farr & Whitten
  • Mix Maine Media
  • Oakes & Parkhurst
  • Pine State Trading
  • Rocky's Stove Shoppe
  • Sprague & Curtis Real Estate
  • Summit Natural Gas of Maine
  • The Copy Center
  • TRC
  • Wipfli | Macpage

Bronze Sponsors

  •  Alternative Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Longfellow's Greenhouses

 

 

 

 

All nominees must be located in the Kennebec Valley Chamber area:
Augusta, Belgrade, Chelsea, Dresden, Farmingdale, Fayette, Gardiner, Hallowell, Jefferson, Litchfield, Manchester, Monmouth, Mt. Vernon, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, Richmond, Somerville, Wayne, West Gardiner, Whitefield, Windsor, Winthrop

 

The Kenney Awards