Norbert X. Dowd Award â€“ Peter Vigue, Cianbro
The Chamberâ€™s most prestigious honor recognizes a member of the business community whose commitment of time, resources and talent has made the Bangor region a better place to pursue oneâ€™s livelihood and dreams. Peter Vigue has shown both vision and commitment, investing directly in our region in Brewer, leading the construction team for Bangorâ€™s Cross Insurance Center and pursuing projects like the east-west highway that stand to make life better for the people of Maine. Sponsor: Bangor Savings Bank
Business of the Year -WBRC Architects-Engineers
This award recognizes a business operating our region that has set an example in leadership, innovation and quality, and/or has provided noteworthy economic opportunity to the people of the Bangor Region WBRC has extended Bangorâ€™s reach, with satellite offices in Portland and Florida and a successful foray into Eastern Canada. The company has also contributed to the regionâ€™s quality of life as the lead architect on the new Hampden Academy building. Sponsor: Eaton Peabody
Catherine Lebowitz Award for Public Service - Sen. Richard Rosen
This honor goes to an individual from the public sector who has advanced the cause of economic opportunity in the Bangor Region. When it seemed that Augusta would have a fiscal and partisan meltdown in the last Legislature, Sen. Rosenâ€™s steady hand as chairman of the Appropriations Committee enabled the state to navigate one of the most difficult budget processes in its history. Sponsor: Verso
Community Service Award - Hammond Street Senior Center
This recognition goes to a group or organization that has made the Bangor Regionâ€™s quality of life better, either by helping others directly or by enhancing community or regional assets that add to that quality of life. The Senior Center provides vital programs to our seniors, improving the quality of life here in the Bangor Region. Sponsor: Bangor Int'l Airport
Non-Profit of the Year â€“ Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of EMHS
This award is given to a non-profit agency that has made a notable difference in the lives of the people who live in the Bangor Region. The Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network Hospitals of EMHS have helped the most vulnerable among us navigate life-threatening disease. Sponsor: EMHS and AHS
Arthur A. Comstock Professional Service Award â€“ Andy Hamilton
This award recognizes an individual who embodies Arthurâ€™s generous spirit, donating over an extended period of time his or her expertise to both the Chamber and the community at large. Andy has been a driven visionary for the Bangor community, showing leadership with the Bangor Region Chamber, Mobile Eastern Maine, the United Way and many other important organizations in our region. Andy is always ready to bring all parties to the table for the greater good of Bangor.
Bion & Dorain Foster Entrepreneurship Award - Geaghan's Restaurant and Pub
This award recognizes an individual or business whose innovation and creativity have succeeded in opening new economic opportunities for our region. Smart marketing and tasty brew came together at Geaghanâ€™s, and the result was a local institution reinvented and reinvigorated.