ORLEANS, Ma. – The Orleans Chamber of Commerce recently held its 26th Annual Meeting and Dinner at the Jailhouse Tavern. Highlights of the evening included the recognition of several businesses and individuals for excellence and outstanding achievement.

Presided over by Board Chair, Erik Oliver of Wash Safe Industries, the meeting included the election of the following Officers:

  • Chair of the Board – Erik Oliver, Wash Safe Industries
  • Chair Elect – Sassy Richardson, The Farm
  • Immediate Past Chair – Josh Wile, Agway of Cape Cod
  • Treasurer – Terri Souza, The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
  • Secretary – Paula Dadmun, Law Offices of Bruce A. Bierhens
  • Director at Large – Stephen Polowczyk, Rockland Trust

Selected from a number of nominations for each category, the Chamber was delighted to give awards to the following individuals and businesses:

Photo: Kate Paradise Photography - Judy Lindhal, Nauset Marine, accepts the Community Service Award from Noelle Pina, Executive Director of the Orleans Chamber of Commerce and an Official Citation from the State House by Dottie Smith, Chief of Staff for Rep. Sarah Peake
Photo: Kate Paradise Photography – Judy Lindhal, Nauset Marine, accepts the Community Service Award from Noelle Pina, Executive Director of the Orleans Chamber of Commerce and an Official Citation from the State House by Dottie Smith, Chief of Staff for Rep. Sarah Peake

Community Service Award: The Owners and Staff of Nauset Marine. The Community Service Award recognizes members of the Chamber who have demonstrated exemplary service to the community, particularly which is performed outside of the normal realm of their business.

Photo: Kate Paradise Photography -  Lieutenant Kevin Higgins, Orleans Police Department, thanks for the Orleans Chamber for the Town Pride Award.
Photo: Kate Paradise Photography – Lieutenant Kevin Higgins, Orleans Police Department, thanks for the Orleans Chamber for the Town Pride Award.

Town Pride Award: Lieutenant Kevin Higgins, Orleans Police Department. The Town Pride Award is a new award recognizing a municipal employee who goes above and beyond their duties to help promote business and foster community relations.

Photo: Kate Paradise Photography. Peter and Susan Wile accept the Spirit of Orleans Award from Noelle Pina, Executive Director, Orleans Chamber of Commerce and an Official Citation from the State House by Dottie Smith, Chief of Staff for Rep. Sarah Peake
Photo: Kate Paradise Photography. Peter and Susan Wile accept the Spirit of Orleans Award from Noelle Pina, Executive Director, Orleans Chamber of Commerce and an Official Citation from the State House by Dottie Smith, Chief of Staff for Rep. Sarah Peake

Spirit of Orleans Award: The Wile Family and the staff of Agway of Cape Cod. The Spirit of Orleans Award is a new award recognizing a business that actively participates and gives to community programs.

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Photo Kate Paradise Photography – Kyle Parker and Danna Perry, Guapo’s Tortilla Shack, accept the 2015 Business of the Year Award

2015 Business of the Year Award: Guapo’s Tortilla Shack. The Business of the Year Award recognizes a business that demonstrates a strong commitment to the Orleans Chamber of Commerce and its Mission Statement. Nominated businesses must be a current member in good standing of the OCC for a minimum of three years.

The Orleans Chamber of Commerce is the recognized essential organization that builds, promotes and advocates the Orleans business community through marketing, training and event coordination while attracting sustainable economic investment. The Orleans Chamber of Commerce advocates for approximately 320 members led by a volunteer board of directors. For more information please call (508) 255-7203 or visitwww.orleanscapecod.org.

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