MV Chamber Honors Local Businesses at Breakfast June 9

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Cedardale owners, seen here after a March fire, will be honored for “perseverance” during a breakfast by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce. (WHAV News photograph.)

The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce plans to honor numerous local businesses at its Annual Small Business Recognition Awards Program next Friday morning.

One award, for “perseverance,” goes to Cedardale Health and Fitness, the Boston Road, Haverhill, complex that suffered a devastating fire March 1.

Robert Nelson, Massachusetts director of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will address attendees at the June 9 breakfast, taking place from 7:30 to 9 a.m., at DiBurro’s Function Facilities, 887 Boston Road, Haverhill.

Tickets are $25 and may be obtained by calling the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce at 978-686-0900 or visiting merrimackvalleychamber.com.

Here is the complete list of recipients:

Business Assistance

  • Massachusetts Office of Business Development
  • UTEC, Inc.

Cultural/Tourism

  • Smolak Farms
  • Launch Trampoline Park
  • Discovery/Education
  • Melmark New England
  • Cambridge College

Environmental

  • Clean River Project
  • Northeast Landscape Contractors, Inc.

Healthcare

  • Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
  • Trinity Emergency Medical Service

Innovative

  • Deos Studio
  • WHAV

Longevity

  • China Blossom
  • DiFruscia Law Offices

Manufacturing/R&D

  • New England Die Cutting
  • NxStage Medical, Inc.

Media Advocate

  • In Motion Media
  • Dempsey Advertising LLC

Minority Owned

  • Mi Mexico Lindo
  • Karma Restaurant

Next Generation Leaders

  • Robert Cerniglia, Thrivent Financial
  • Ashley Moore, Northern Essex Community College

Non-Profit

  • Home Health VNA, Inc./Hospice
  • Community Teamwork, Inc.

Perseverance

  • Cedardale Health & Fitness

Retail

  • Borrelli’s Italian Deli
  • Butcher Boy

Service

  • IM Wireless
  • Smith Motor Sales of Haverhill

Special Job Creation Award

  • Greater Lawrence Technical School
  • Whittier Regional Technical High School

Veterans

  • Battle Grounds Coffee Company
  • Haverhill Army Career Center

Wholesale

  • Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods, Inc.
  • Restaurant Depot

Women in Business

  • Dianne Anderson, Lawrence General Hospital
  • Kim Ocasio, Ocasio’s True Martial Arts, Inc.

Family-Owned Businesses

  • EJ Paving
  • George’s Bakery
  • Holland Flowers
  • Minco Corporation
  • The Copilabs Connection
  • White Street Paint & Wallpaper
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