• Award Nominations Wanted

  • Honoring Our Community Hero'sRead about our winners!

    We need you!

    You are invited to help recognize businesses, organizations or individuals who have made a significant contribution to the community this past year. The Chamber relies on our community for nominations for the awards and appreciates your time in making the nominations. Winners of these awards are honored at our Annual Awards Dinner. Deadline is December 31st.

    The more detailed information the committee has in writing the better they are able to select the worthwhile candidate. Each year the GHCC receives many excellent nominations for consideration. If you have sent in a nomination in the past that has not yet been honored but continues to work for the betterment of the community—we encourage you to please send us your nomination again. Our community has a lot of worthwhile candidates—let’s recognizes them! To read about our previous year's winners, click the image.

     

  • Nominate Online Here:

    We invite you to make a nomination in every category.  

    Expand each category for more information.

  • Citizen Nomination Citizen Nomination

    Criteria for Citizen of the Year:

    The candidate must live or work in Hudson or surrounding communities, and their activities must be mainly centered in or have a positive effect on the local community, the accomplishments to be acknowledged are based on the current year’s community contributions and not have been previously recognized in the last 3 years. The selection committee will review and weigh the candidate based on leadership, community involvement, volunteerism, and specific contributions to the community.

    Online Citizen of the Year Nomination Form

    Large Business Nomination Large Business Nomination

    Criteria for Large Business of the Year:

    The business has 50 or more employees and must be a located in the Greater Hudson coverage area, and one which exhibits successful business practices and distinguishes them as a business established at least one year and that advances the best interest of the local community through leadership and community contributions and not have been previously recognized in the last 3 years. The selection committee will review and weigh the nominated businesses based on leadership, contributions to the community and exhibits successful business practices.

    Large Business of the Year Nomination Form

    Small Business Nomination Small Business Nomination

    Criteria for Small Business of the Year:

    The business has less than 50 employees and  must be a located in the Greater Hudson coverage area, and one which exhibits successful business practices and distinguishes them as a business established at least one year and that advances the best interest of the local community through leadership and community contributions and not have been previously recognized in the last 3 years.  The selection committee will review and weigh the nominated businesses based on leadership, contributions to the community and exhibits successful business practices.

    Small Business of the Year Nomination Form

    Community Partner Nomination Community Partner Nomination

    Criteria for Outstanding Community Partner of the Year:

    Nonprofit organizations make a notable impact on the quality of life for those who live and work in our community. Nominations will be considered on the types of direct services provided, how many individuals they impact and in what ways, creativity in delivery of services, successful future development and donor recruitment efforts and sustainability of the organization and not have been previously recognized in the last 3 years. The selection committee will review and weigh the nomination based on services provided, community impact and improvement and successful future development and sustainability.

    Junior Citizen Scholarship Junior Citizen Scholarship

    Junior Citizen Scholarship Application Process:

    Intent of the Award Honor and Scholarship:

    The intent of the award is to nurture and acknowledge students for excelling in leadership and community service while balancing a strong academic foundation along with any commitments to work.  The honoree will also receive a scholarship for furthering their education.

     

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Must be a graduating Senior entering into an accredited post-secondary college, university or vocational school
    • Reside in the greater Hudson area
    • Applicant shall exhibit a positive impact through volunteering and giving back to the community by actively contributing their time and talent to help others while leading through example in academics, athletics or service activities.

     

    The following items must be included to complete your application: Deadline: December 31st

    • The completed Application, Download Application Here (PDF)
    • Current High School Transcript
    • Character reference from school or other (more than one reference letter is recommended)
    • Resume/Summary of community service activities, extracurricular activities, work history
    • An essay (no more than 500 words) on one of the following topics: Community, Civic Responsibility, or Leadership

     

    Scoring of the applicants by the Selection Committee: All application will be reviewed based on the following:

    1. Community Involvement:
      1. School Activities (up to 10 points.)
      2. Community Involvement & Volunteerism (up to 15 points)
    2. Scholastic Record: (up to 10 points.)
    3. Work Demands/History (up to 15 points)
    4. Recommendations (2 or more recommendations = 20 points; 1 recommendation = 15 points)
    5. Essay (under 500 words) about Community, Civic Responsibility or Leadership (up to 30 points)

     

    The monetary award presented to the student(s) is intended for use toward college expenses, including the purchase of books or other materials required for post-secondary education.

    Submission Instructions: Submit the application, transcript, letters of recommendation, resume and essay either electronically to info@hudsonchamber.com or by mailing it to the Gr. Hudson Chamber of Commerce at 71 Lowell Road, Hudson NH 03051.  All applications must be submitted by December 31st to be eligible for consideration.

     
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  • Past Citizen of the Year Recipients Past Citizen of the Year Recipients

    2021 Chrissy Peterson

    2020 Joyce Hurd

    2018 Diana LaMothe

    2017 Thaddeus "Ted" Luszey

    2016 Phyllis Appler

    2015 Jeremy Griffus

    2014 Laura Bisson

    2013 Bernard "Bernie" Manor

    2012 Linda Kipnes

    2011 David Morin

    2010 Pauline Boisvert

    2009 Tom Cavanaugh

    2008 Len Lathop

    2007 G. Phillip & Alvin H. Rodgers

    2006 Ruth Parker

    2005 Leo Dumont Jr.

    2004 Priscilla Clegg

    2003 Esther McGraw

    2002 Robert Tousignant

    2001 Rhona Charbonneau

    2000 Wilbur Palmer

    1999 Gary Rodgers

  • Past Small Business of the Year Recipients Past Small Business of the Year Recipients

    2021 Karascene

    2020 Cookies Cafe 

    2019 The Bar

    2017 Advanced Spa And Pool

    2016 Granite State

    2015 The White Birch Catering & Banquet Hall

    2014 Anne's Florals & Gifts

    2013 Sousa Realty

    2012 Area News Group

    2011 Showtime Computers

    2010 Matibo's Salon Inc

    2009 Specialty Kitchens

    2008 Valentino's Restaurant

    2006 Melissa Hoffman Dance Center

    2005 DiBenedetto & Co PA

    2004 The Natural Touch

    2003 Harmony Real Estate

    2002 Dr. Thomas Chamberlin DDS

    2000 Hudson T-BONES

    1998 Domino's Pizza

    1997 Stevie P's Yacht Club Restaurant

    1996 Hudson-Litchfield News

    1995 Charlene's Flower & Candy Shoppe

  • Past Large Business of the Year Recipients Past Large Business of the Year Recipients

    2021 Erickson Foundation Solutions

    2020 Granite Subaru

    2019 BAE Systems

    2018 SL Chasse Steel Fabrication 

    2014 Reeds Ferry Sheds

    2013 Fairview Healthcare

    2012 Enterprise Bank

    2011 St. Joseph Healthcare

    2009 T-BONES Great American Eatery

    2008 Sam's Club

    2007 Hudson Dental Associates

    2006 Public Service of NH

    2005 Bank of NH

    2004 The Telegraph

    2003 Southeastern Container

    2001 Sam's Club

    1999 Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Co

  • Past Outstanding Community Partner Recipients Past Outstanding Community Partner Recipients

    2021 Hudson Memorial VFW Post #5791

    2020 Family Promise of Southern NH

    2019 Hudson Fish & Game Club Inc.

    2018 St. John XXIII Food Pantry

    2017 Hudson Kiwanis Club

    2016 Hudson Lion's Club

    2015 Hudson Police Department

  • Past Junior Citizen of the Year Recipients Past Junior Citizen of the Year Recipients

    2021 Molly Macklin

    2020 Evan Beals

    2019 Jack Gasdia

    2018 Madailein Lindsay

    2017 Hannah Truesdell

    2017 Emma Beals

    2016 Noah Tardif

    2015 Julia Balukonis

    2014 Ethan Beals

    2013 Heather & Tara Hardy

    2013 Susan Li

    2012 Ashley Elch 

    2012 Cheyenne Tesier

    2011 Kirsten Lennox

    2011 Jeremy Poulin

    2010 Lauren Straight

    2009 Ashley Metivier

    2008 Max Mahoney

    2008 Michael O'Keefe

    2007 Jacquelyn Lewis

    2007 Kevin Martin

    2006 Yiyi Xia

    2006 Jaimie Zablocki

    2005 Hope Blanchette

    2005 Sarah Morgan

    2004 Jennifer Fredholm

    2004 Katie French

    2003 Nicole Contos

    2003 Katie Francoeur

    2002 Laura Polanec

    2001 Aaron Collins

    2000 Amanda Martin

    1999 Michael Perkins

    1998 Kendra Farland

    1997 Matthew Luscz

    1996 KatieKeenan

    1995 Katie Meaney

    1994 Julie Karcz

    1993 Kimberly Anne Trudel

    1992 Susan Habina

    1991 Erich Fellenz 

    1990 William Femia

    1989 Carolyn Beauchesnes

    1988 Kimberly Peters

    1987 Brian Gosselin

    1986 Elizabeth Strong

    1985 Rebecca Lee Dumas

    1984 Kenneth Abbott

    1983 Mary Gallant

    1982 Daniel Flowers

    1981 Kami Phillips

    1980 Kenneth Tremblay

    1979 Debra Cuthberston

    1978 Richard O'Meara

    1977 Martha Shepard

    1976 Karen Bolton

    1975 Barbara Rowell

    1974 Martin Gagne

    1973 Paula Smith

    1972 Pam Lankhorst

    1971 Jonathan Smith

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