• Award Nominations Wanted

  • Above and Beyond Awards

    Honoring Our Community Heros

    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 January 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!

     

  • Nominate Online Here:

    We invite you to make a nomination in every category listed below.  

  • 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. 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. 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.  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. 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: January 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 January 31st to be eligible for consideration.

     
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  • Past Honorees


  • Year Citizen of the Year Business/Organization of the Year Jr. Citizen of the Year
    2017 Thaddeus "Ted" Luszey

    Advanced Spa And Pool (Sm. Business)

    SL Chasse Steel (Large Business)

    Saint John XXIII Food Pantry (Partner)

    Emma Beals

    Hannah Truesdell

    2016 Phyllis Appler

    Digital Federal Credit Union
    (Business of the Year)

    Kiwanis of Hudson
    (Outstanding Community Partner)

    Noah Tardif
    2015 Jeremy Griffus

    Granite State Indoor Range
    (Business of the Year)

    Hudson Lions Club
    (Outstanding Community Partner)

    Julia Balukonis
    2014 Laura Bisson

    The White Birch Catering & Banquet Hall
    (Business of the Year)

    Hudson Police Department
    (Outstanding Community Partner)

    Joseph Wedge Jr.
    2013 Bernard "Bernie" Manor

    Anne's Florals & Gifts (sm.)

    Reeds Ferry Sheds (lg.)

    Ethan Beals
    2012 Linda Kipnes

    Fairview Healthcare (lg.)

    Sousa Realty & Development (sm.)

    Heather & Tara Hardy

    Susan Li

    2011 Dave Morin

    Enterprise Bank (lg.)

    Area News Group (sm.)

    Ashley Felch

    Cheyenne Tessier

    2010 Pauline Boisvert

    St. Joseph Healthcare (lg.)

    Showtime Computers (sm.)

    Jeremy Poulin

    Kirsten Lennox

    2009 Tom Cavanaugh

    Sam's Club (lg.)

    Matibo's Salon (sm.)

    Lauren Straight
    2008 Len Lathrop

    T-BONES (lg.)

    Specialty Kitchens (sm.)

    Ashley Metivier
    2007 G. Phillip & Alvin H. Rodgers

    Sam's Club (lg.)

    Valentino's Restaurant (sm.)

    Michael O'Keefe

    Max Mahoney

    2006 Ruth Parker Hudson Dental Associates

    Kevin Martin

    Jacquelyn Lewis

    2005 Leo Dumont Jr

    Public Service of NH (lg.)

    Melissa Hoffman Dance (sm.)

    Yiyi Xia

    Jaimie Zablocki

    2004

    Priscilla Clegg

    Bank of NH (lg.)

    DiBenedetto & Co PA (sm.)

    Hope Blanchette

    Sarah Morgan

    2003 Esther McGraw

    The Telegraph (lg.)

    The Natural Touch (sm.)

    Jennifer Fredholm

    Katie French

    2002 Robert Tousignant

    Southeastern Container (lg.)

    Harmony Real Estate (sm.)

    Nicole Contos

    Katie Francoeur

    2001 Rhona Charbonneau Dr. Thomas Chamberlain DDS Laura Polanec
    2000 Wilbur Palmer T-BONES Aaron Collins
    1999 Gary Rodgers Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Co Amanda Martin

     

  • (lg. = Large Business of the Year;    sm. = Small Business of the Year)


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