Bedford Chamber of Commerce will Present its 2017 Awards on Thursday, February 2

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The Bedford Chamber of Commerce invites the community to participate in its 2017 Dinner & Celebration at 6 pm on Thursday, February 2 in the Doubletree Bedford Glen Hotel, 44 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford.

In addition to celebrating the 2017 Chamber Award winners, guests will be entertained and motivated by keynote speaker Col. Michael Sullivan, U.S.A., who is presently attached to Hanscom Air Force Base.

The 2017 Bedford Chamber of Commerce Award Winners are

  • Business of the Year – Primrose School: Bedford Chamber member Primrose School supports their community by supporting the families they serve and those in need. Located in Burlington, the school hosts two charity events a year to raise funds for families facing the challenges of caring for a sick child.
  • Business Person of the Year – Pamela Brown of Brown & Brown, P.C.: Pam Brown ‘s contributions to the Chamber and to the town of Bedford include her pro bono work for Friends of Hanscom, a non-profit organization,  and her ongoing commitment to make Bedford a  better place to live and work.
  • Diversity Award – Caroline Larson: A resident of Bedford for more than 30 years, Caroline Larson embodies the spirit of the Diversity award, specifically through her work on the Outreach Committee at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
  • Ray of Hope Youth Award – Cameron Shelmire: A senior at Bedford High School, Cameron truly is a Ray of Hope. An accomplished student athlete, he serves our community by volunteering at the Bedford Food Pantry,  the Youth Football League, Run for Bauman, and as a LABBteaching assistant in the LABB program at Bedford High School.

Colonel Michael Sullivan is an engaging motivational speaker.   He received his commission from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1994.Over the past 22 years he has served as both an infantry and armor officer, deployed to multiple locations including Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.  Col. Sullivan is currently completing his PhD at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Col. Sullivan founded and organizes is the Boston Shootout for Soldiers, a 24-hour charity event to raise funds for wounded veterans through a marathon series of lacrosse games. In the past two years, Shootout for Soldiers Boston has raised over $80,000, hosted over 1,500 players and over 9,000 spectators.  The Boston Shootout for Soldiers will begin at 6:30 pm on Friday, June 23.After the opening ceremony, an epic 24-hours lacrosse marathon begins with an all veterans game, then play continues for 23 hours.

The Bedford Chamber of Commerce is grateful to the evening’s Premier Sponsor, Cambridge Savings Bank, and Silver Sponsor, Bedford Florist.

The annual Celebration and Dinner is an evening of fun, networking and a chance to celebrate the 2017 Chamber award winners. Click here to purchase your ticket.

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