• Join us at the 2023 Celebrate Salem Awards!

    May 3, 2023 at PEM

    The Salem Chamber of Commerce’s 99th Annual Celebrate Salem Awards Dinner will take place in the beautiful Atrium of the Peabody Essex Museum on the evening of Wednesday, May 3, 2023. 

    The program of the evening will include the presentation of the “Celebrate Salem Awards”.  The process for the nominations and selection of winners is a two phase process. In the first period businesses and people can be nominated, after which the Awards Committee will select 6 nominees per category. In the second phase the voting, open to both businesses and residents, will take place to select the winners (March 20 – April 10). If you have not voted yet, please click on the blue Vote Now button in the right column of this page.

    The evening will include a special presentation of the Salem Chamber Presidents Award to Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll for her outstanding job as Mayor of Salem.

    The theme for this year’s dinner is “Spirits: Tsherin Sherpa with Robert Beer, based on a current PEM exhibit. Spirits is an exhibition that explores the forces of tradition and innovation through the work of two leading figures in Himalayan art‚Äč. ‚ÄčNepalese-born Tibetan American artist Tsherin Sherpa and Welshman Robert Beer – lauded as the first Westerner to study Tibetan Buddhist thangka painting and one of the tradition’s greatest and most respected masters. – reveal the strict forms, symbols and motifs from which Sherpa draws inspiration.  

    Tickets for the event are $125 per person and include a welcoming drink during the networking reception and a delicious sit down dinner. We are looking for sponsors for the event and sponsorship options can be found on the reservation and sponsorship form.  

     

  • The 99th Annual Celebrate Salem Awards

    Awards will be handed out in the following categories:

    2022 Businessperson of the Year - Small Business (less than 10 FTE employees)

    2022 Businessperson of the Year - Large Business (more than 10 FTE employees)

    2022 Resiliency and Sustainability Award

    2022 New Business of the Year

    2022 Long Term Achievement Award

    2022 Community Service Award

    2022 Excellence in Retailing Award

    Nominees and voting

    Winners per category are decided by general vote by the Salem Chamber membership and the community at large starting March 20 (voting closes April 10 at midnight). 


  • The 2022 Salem Chamber “Celebrate Salem Awards” nominees are:

    2022 Businessperson of the Year – Small Business: Businessperson of the Year – Small Business (under 10 FTE employees) is awarded to a Chamber member or person who has demonstrated excellence in business practices throughout the year and has demonstrated a sincere commitment to Salem.

    • Kate Fox, Destination Salem
    • Jay Salois, VRTical Media
    • Antonia Steriti, Periwinkles
    • Jenni Stuart Fine Jewelry
    • Diane Wolf, Wolf Next Door
    • Tina Zolla, Dance Enthusiasm

     

    2022 Businessperson of the Year – Large Business: Businessperson of the Year – Large Business (over 10 FTE employees) is awarded to a Chamber member or person who has demonstrated excellence in business practices throughout the year and has demonstrated a sincere commitment to Salem.

    • Dennis Cataldo, Cataldo Ambulance
    • Jonathan Fox, ServPro
    • Nicole McLaughlin, Plummer Youth Promise
    • Joshua Smith, Hampton Inn Salem
    • Mike Sperling, Sperling Interactive
    • The Turner Family, Turner Seafood

     

    2022 Resiliency and Sustainability Award: Awarded to the business or person that best exemplifies green business practices and/or climate change adaptation.

    • Larry Lessard, Achieve Renewable Energy
    • Janelle Rolke, Keep Salem Beautiful
    • Flora Tonthat, Northey Street House B&B
    • SAFE (Salem Alliance For The Environment)
    • Dick & Diane Pabich, The Salem Inn
    • Salem State University

     

    2022 New Business of the Year: Awarded to the best new business that opened in Salem in 2022. 

    • Blackcraft Cult
    • The Inner Cycle
    • Meriyem’s
    • Real Pirates Salem
    • Roseadela’s
    • Witch City Hibachi

     

    2022 Long-term Achievement Award: Given to a business that has achieved 10 or more years of success in the community.

    • Coon’s Card & Gift Shop
    • Groom Construction
    • Jones Architecture
    • Modern Millie
    • Rockafellas
    • Tinti & Navins

     

    2022 Community Service Award: Awarded to a member or organization with an outstanding record of community service and volunteer participation.

    • Alice Merkl
    • Pathways for Children
    • Root North Shore
    • Salem Partnership
    • Salem Police Community Impact Unit
    • Salem United

     

    2022 Excellence in Retailing Award: The Excellence in Retailing Award showcases the outstanding achievements of Salem retailers and will be awarded to the retailer that applies superior knowledge, creativity, and industry know-how to develop innovative strategies, and contributes to the growth of the Salem retail sector.

    • Caramel French Patisserie
    • The Chocolate Pantry
    • Curly Girl Candy Shop
    • Die With Your Boots On
    • Pamplemousse
    • Seagrass
  • Click "VOTE NOW" above to vote for your favorite nominees for the 99th Annual Celebrate Salem Awards. Voting closes on April 10 at midnight.

  • Click "Purchase Tickets Here" above to sign in and purchase your tickets to the 99th Annual Celebrate Salem Awards Dinner on May 3 at the Peabody Essex Museum. Non-members please call the Chamber at 978-744-0004.

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