Greater Haverhill Chamber Recognizes Local Business Awards Winners

The Greater Haverhill Chamber's Beverly Donovan (right) is joined by Eric LaFleur of NorthEast Computer Services, School Committee members Paul Magliocchetti and Gail Sullivan and Victoria Kelley and Lisa Hunt of the Haverhill Public School Department. (Courtesy photo)

More than a dozen local companies have earned top honors from the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce and are recognized as part of the Chamber’s 2017 business awards.

Ahead of the Haverhill Chamber’s annual Business Awards Breakfast on Friday, Feb. 9, the group has announced the restaurants, nonprofits and other organizations they’ll highlight. New categories this year include Volunteer of the Year and a Rising Star award, which spotlights an innovator and emerging leader in the community.

Servpro of Haverhill’s Mary Ellen Lawlor is lauded for her volunteerism, while Jason Petrou of CEO Beverages earned the Rising Star honor.

“We are thrilled to recognize Mary Ellen Lawlor of Servpro as the first Volunteer of the Year and Jason Petrou of CEO Beverages as the first recipient of the Rising Star award,” Chamber President Beverly Donovan said. “Both Mary Ellen and Jason are exceptional examples of these awards and embody the admirable qualities we look for in a recipient.”

Here are the rest of the Greater Chamber of Commerce’s Business Awards winners:

Business of the Year: YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts
Education: Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School
Family Owned Business: Butch’s Uptown
Healthcare: Serenity At Summit New England
Manufacturing: Runtal North America, Inc.
Pioneer of the Year: UMass Lowell
Restaurant: Wang’s Table
Retail/Wholesale: A Sweet Affair
Rookie of the Year: 110 Grill
Service for Not-for-Profit: Rotary Club of Haverhill
Service for Profit: DiBurro’s Function Facilities
Technology & Innovation: NorthEast Computer Services, LLC
Women in Business: Ocasio’s True Martial Arts, Kimberly Ocasio
Art and Culture: The Steve Lyons Fund
Rising Star: Jason Petrou, CEO Beverages
Volunteer of the Year: Mary Ellen Lawlor/Servpro of Haverhill

The businesses will be recognized at an Atkinson Country Club breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 9. The morning’s keynote speaker is Bobbie Carlton of Carlton PR and Marketing. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased at HaverhillChamber.com.