Cedar’s Mediterranean, Whittier Tech, Fantini Bakery Among Haverhill Chamber Honorees Feb. 7

Former state Rep. Juana Matias is scheduled to address attendees to the annual Business Awards Breakfast.

Ward Hill-based Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School and Fantini Bakery are among those being named the city’s top businesses by the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber honors more than a dozen businesses, nonprofits and individuals at its annual Business Awards Breakfast Friday, Feb. 7. Among the individuals are Caroline Pineau as “Pioneer of the Year” for her work in advancing her adult-use marijuana store, Stem, at 124 Washington St.

Special recognition is also extended to MakeIT Haverhill, receiving the President’s Innovation Award, and Lt. Gen. Jack Gardner, receiving the John E. Ratka Veterans Award.

Former state Rep. Juana Matias, now chief operating officer of MassInc, will address the audience.

Cedar’s takes away the top honor of “Business of the Year,” While Whittier Tech tops in education, Fantini in family owned business. Other recipients and categories are The Movement Strength and Conditioning, health; Kettle Pizza, manufacturing; La Pizza Di Forno, restaurant; Moderno Appliance and Furniture, retail/wholesale; Michael Caras, Guaranteed Rate, rising star; FLHY Kicks, rook of the year; COCO Brown, service for nonprofit; MTM Insurance, service for profit; Uncommon Catalyst, technology; HamdAllah M. Olona, GoodieKrunch, and Jennifer Bevilacqua, Empowered Body, women in business; Be Imagine Music, art and culture; and Taisha Madero, volunteer of the year.

Each of last year’s monthly winners will also be recognized.

The breakfast takes place Friday, Feb. 7, from 7:30-9:30 a.m., at Atkinson Resort and Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson, N.H. Tickets are $40 per person or $375 for a table of 10. Reservations may be made at haverhillchamber.com/breakfast or by calling 978-373-5663.

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