Annual Business Awards Dinner

Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce
Jan 24 Friday
4:30 PM

Annual Business Awards Dinner – Friday, January 24, 2020.

These awards honor businesses and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in service to the community, entrepreneurship, business leadership, and lifetime achievement.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor – Machias Savings Bank

Shelley Sund
Director of Marketing & Events

Admission Details

To RSVP, please visit or call 947-0307

$75/person; $750/Table (10) | Corporate Table Sponsorship $1,000

Event Timeline

Emera Maine Reception: 4:30 – 6:15PM
Dinner & Awards: 6:30 – 9:00PM
Hollywood Casino Entertainment: 9:00 – Midnight


Norbert X. Dowd Award …………… Carol Epstein

Our 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 one’s livelihood and dreams.

Sponsored by Varney Family

Business Of The Year …………… GE Power

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.

Sponsored by Northern Light Health

Catherine Lebowitz Award For Public Service ……Carol Woodcock

This honor goes to an individual or individuals from the public sector who has advanced the cause of economic opportunity in the Bangor Region.

Sponsored by University of Maine Office of Innovation and Economic Development and Advanced Structures and Composites Center

M. Jane Irving Community Service Award ……Norm Heitmann

This recognition goes to an 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.

Sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank

Non-Profit of the Year ……… Bangor Public Library

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.

Sponsored by Getchell Brothers

Arthur A. Comstock Professional Service Award …… Lee Speronis

This award recognizes an individual who embodies Arthur’s generous spirit, donating over an extended period of time his or her expertise to both the Chamber and the community at large.

Sponsored by Camden National Bank

Bion and Dorain Foster Entrepreneurship Award …… Wilcox Wellness & Fitness

This award recognizes an individual or business whose innovation and creativity have succeeded in opening new economic opportunities for our region.

Sponsored by Katahdin Trust Company

Arts & Culture Award ….. The Nite Show with Danny Cashman

Established in 2020 to recognize this growing sector in our region’s economy, 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.

Sponsored by Sutherland Weston Marketing