2015 Award Winners

Norbert X. Dowd Award - John Simpson

Simpson was the CEO of H.E. Sargent Inc. until his retirement in 2005 after 40 years with the company. He is credited with being a strong and steady leader of one of the region’s largest general...



Business of the Year Award - R.H. Foster

The Business of the Year award goes to R. H. Foster, a Hampden energy company employing 350 people statewide. R.H. Foster is being recognized for its ability to reinvent itself after...



Catherine Lebowitz Award for Public Service - Mayors Ben Sprague and Jerry Goss

The Catherine Lebowitz Award for Public Service goes to Bangor Mayor Ben Sprague and Brewer Mayor Jerry Goss. They are being recognized for their work furthering the cause of collaboration...



Arthur A. Comstock Professional Service Award - Dennis Marble

The Arthur Comstock Professional Service Award will be given to Dennis Marble, executive director of the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter. Marble has used his professional role to advocate...



Bion and Dorain Foster Entrepreneurship Award-C & L Aviation Group

The Bion & Dorain Foster Entrepreneurship Award goes to C&L Aviation Group of Bangor. The aircraft service and restoration business has experienced growth beyond expectations,...



M. Jane Irving Community Service Award - Mark Woodward

The Jane Irving Community Service Award goes to retired Bangor Daily News Editor Mark Woodward. His work as chair of Eastern Maine Development Corp., a board member of Penobscot Community...



Non-Profit of the Year Award - UMaine Innovation Center

The Nonprofit of the Year award goes to the University of Maine Innovation Center. The Center has worked closely with numerous area businesses to help them be innovative. It has also...



Volunteer of the Year Award - Betsy Vickery

This award goes to a person who, through his or her volunteer efforts, has made an exceptional contribution to the Chamber in furthering its mission. The winner is selected by the staff of the Chamber....