Submit Your Nominations for our 2023 Annual Awards
Submit your nominations today!
We are seeking nominations for awards that will be handed out at our Annual Business Breakfast on Wednesday, January 11th and Annual Dinner on Friday, January 27, 2023 (Save the dates!) at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
Nominators may submit the same individual, group, or organization for more than one award, though no recipient will actually be selected to receive more than one in the same year. Businesses and organizations must be a Chamber member in good standing to be eligible for awards. Current members are listed in the Member Directory at www.bangorregion.com. Individuals do not need to be affiliated with a Chamber member. Self-nominations are not permitted, however a member of an organization’s board of directors may submit a nomination on its behalf.
***Beginning with the 2023 awards, named awards will be retired (after 10 years) with respect and appreciation for the individuals the awards are named after. The Chamber will determine if the award shall be renamed, or retired entirely.
Deadline for nominations – Wednesday, October 12th at 5PM.
- GENERAL INTENT: The Norbert X. Dowd Award is intended to honor an individual(s) who serves their business and/or business community with distinction and who contributes significantly to the overall good of business and the betterment of the communities of the Bangor region.
- GENERAL ADVANCEMENT OF BUSINESS: The recipient should contribute his/her talents and abilities to the overall betterment of the Bangor region.
- CREATIVE ABILITY: The recipient should show a consistent high degree of creative or original thinking.
- BUSINESS SERVICE: The recipient should show a solid and continuous record of achievement for a company as an employee.
- COMMUNITY SERVICE: The recipient should be active in civic, religious or organizational groups dedicated to some phase of human or social welfare in the Bangor region.
- PERSONAL INTEGRITY: The recipient should show constructive activity and integrity in all business relations.
PAST RECIPIENTS INCLUDE: Harold L. Nason, Frederic S. Newman,Jon Grant, Herbert E. Sargent, Larry K. Mahaney, Curtis Hutchins, Galen Cole, Wilma A. Bradford,D. Arthur Johnson, R. Leon Williams, Douglas H. Brown, Samuel Saliba, Thomas A. Greenquist, Carl & Helen Libby,Malcolm E. Jones, Stephen & Tabitha King, G. Clifton Eames, Margo Cobb, Stan Israel, Joe Cyr, Ralph Leonard, Leonard Minsky, Peirce Webber, Abe & Frieda Miller, Lloyd E. Willey, Jack E. Quirk, Harold O. Bouchard, Charles F. Bragg, Ed Darling, Richard & Elizabeth Warren, Edwin N. Clift, Sister Mary Norberta Malinowski, John Rohman, Danny and Carla Lafayette, Gary Smith, John W. Bragg, Peter G. Vigue, Miles Theeman, John Simpson, Andrew Hamilton, Jean Deighan, Michael Aube, Carol Epstein, Steve Schley
This award seeks to recognize an individual, business or organization that has made significant contributions to the arts, entertainment and cultural opportunities in the Bangor region.
PAST RECIPIENT: The Nite Show with Danny Cashman, Brian Hinrichs and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra
PAST RECIPIENTS INCLUDE: WABI-TV, Bangor Daily News, Telford Aviation, Sargent Corporation, Cianbro, Miller Drug, Bangor Savings Bank, Oxford Networks, Cross Insurance, WBRC Architects-Engineers, Hollywood Casino, RH Foster Energy, Darling’s, Dysart’s, CES, Inc., GE Gas Power,
M. Jane Irving Community Service Award
This recognition goes to a individual, group or organization that has made the Bangor Region’s quality of life better, either by helping others directly or by enhancing community or regional assets that add to that quality of life.
PAST RECIPIENTS INCLUDE: George Eaton II, Hilda Hutchins McCollum, Senior League World Series, Bill Lucy, Hammond Street Senior Center, City of Bangor, Mark Woodward, Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor Housing Authority, Bangor Area Recovery Network, Norman Heitmann
Non-Profit of the Year
This award is given to a non-profit organization that has made a notable difference in the lives of the people who live in the Bangor Region.
PAST RECIPIENTS INCLUDE: American Folk Festival, Bangor Humane Society, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Maine Discovery Museum, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of EMHS, Acadia Hospital, Foster Center for Student Innovation at the University of Maine, Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau, Penquis, Good Shepherd Food Bank, Bangor Public Library, United Way of Eastern Maine
This award recognizes an individual who has donated his or her expertise over an extended period of time to advancing the work of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce while also making positive contributions to the community at large.
Recognizing a newer business whose innovation and creativity have succeeded in opening new economic opportunities for our region.