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February 13, 2013

Merchants are honored-- and there's some time for hockey talk

Former Bruin Rick Middleton speaks at event

HAVERHILL — They talked business and about the economic outlook — and even chatted a bit about hockey.

And why not? Their guest speaker is an expert on the winter game.

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Membership Services Committee, in partnership with Exclusive Sponsor Haverhill Bank, hosted Rick Middleton, former captain of the Boston Bruins, as the featured speaker at the 23rd annual Business Awards Breakfast on Feb. 8.

The event was at Renaissance Golf Club, 377 Kenoza St. Middleton is also a and recent inductee into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame.

The chamber’s Membership Services Committee holds this event to recognize member businesses that have been active in the chamber and the community throughout the year. The breakfast honored businesses that received the Business of the Month awards for 2012. The chamber also recognized annual award recipients who have supported the chamber and their community in 2012.

Here are the Business of the Month award recipients:

January — Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank

February — Pentucket Medical Associates

March — Gold Leaf Fine Jewelry

April — Law Office of Attorney Thomas J. Sullivan

May — The Landmark Building

June — Baystate Financial Services

July/August — Best Western Merrimack Valley

September — Spectrum Marketing

October — Holland’s Flowers of Bradford

November — Pentucket Bank

December — Ashley’s Hallmark Shop

Here are the annual award recipients and their categories:

Education: Career Resources Corporation

Family Owned Business: Nunan Florist & Greenhouses

Health: Holy Family Hospital

Manufacturing: Diversified Business Systems

Restaurant: Krueger FlatBread

Retail/Wholesale: The Inside View

Service for Non-Profit: Bethany Homes

Service for Profit: Smile Braces

Technology: Hudson Design Group

Women in Business: Chang’s Taekwondo America

Pioneer of the Year: Cakes by Erin

Rookie of the Year: Skin Serenity Medispa

Business of the Year: Pentucket Medical Associates

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