Experience Old World Elegance: Chamber of Commerce to host Annual Awards Celebration on 5/22

Apr 24, 2024

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce will present its “Old World Elegance: An Evening in England” Annual Awards Celebration on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at The Oaks Grandview in Somersworth, NH.

Underwritten by Meredith Village Savings Bank, this elegant evening celebrates business success, and features cocktails, a delicious dinner, awards, and entertainment. Platinum Sponsors to date include Boutique Leslie Bridal. Corporate sponsors to date for the event include Breezeline, Daystar-Your Technology Partner, Profile Bank, ServiceMaster Disaster Associates, Inc., Waste Management, and Yankee Electric & Co., LLC. The Video Sponsor is Laars Heating Systems Company.

The Annual Awards Celebration begins with a Social Hour at 5:30 pm. Registration of guests is being sponsored by Granite State Credit Union. A brief program that includes the presentations of the awards for the 2024 Business of the Year, the 2024 Non-Profit of the Year, sponsored by Living Innovations, the 2024 Citizen of the Year, sponsored by Eastern Propane & Oil, and a new award this year, Educator of the Year.

The evening’s Sound Sponsor is Newburyport Bank, and the Technology Sponsor is D.F. Richard Energy. A wonderful selection of hors d’oeuvres and a delicious dinner will be prepared by The Oaks. Dinner sponsors are: Cornerstone VNA, Monarch School of New England, Palmer Gas & Oil, and Rochester Truck.

Attendees will be treated to musical entertainment throughout the evening, provided by the Nate Therrien Trio, sponsored by Bernier Insurance Agency, Hervey’s Tire Co., Inc, and Unitil. Event programs are sponsored by Holy Rosary Credit Union. Award recipient videos and photography and video services at the event will be provided by Vaillancourt Media Group, and the sound will be provided by Rochester Main Street.

Making the event festive, decorations are being sponsored to date by Bank of New Hampshire. Centerpieces provided on each of the tables are sponsored by Studley Flower Gardens, Inc. First Seacoast Bank will sponsor a Grand Prize Raffle, where one lucky winner will take home $1,500 cash. Tickets are on sale now for $20.00 for a book of 5. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets for this raffle can be purchased at the Chamber office or online at

The Annual Awards Celebration is open to Chamber members and their guests. The cost to attend is $85.00 per person. Tickets are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional information or to make reservations, please contact the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce at 603-332-5080 or visit

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