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April 1, 2013

Salem businesses receive awards

SALEM — The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce has named four winners of its Business Pillar Awards.

The winners are Canobie Lake Park, Daisy Cleaners, Food for the Hungry and ConvenientMD. They were honored in the large business, small business, nonprofit and new business categories, respectively.

The awards honor businesses for outstanding achievement in their industry and significant contributions to the community. They will be honored at the chamber’s fifth annual economic development breakfast April 18 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at Castleton Banquet and Conference Center

The keynote speaker will be Gov. Maggie Hassan. She will discuss her plan for economic development, with an emphasis on the Greater Salem area. The event will also feature an update from the state Department of Resources and Economic Development.

Admission is $20 for chamber members and $30 for no-members, and includes a breakfast buffet. Reservations are required. For additional information about the event or to reserve a seat, call the chamber office at 893-3177.

For more information about the chamber, go to gschamber.com.

Chamber Business Expo Wednesday

HAVERHILL – More than 100 local and regional business will participate in the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce business expo, Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Michael’s Function Hall/Phoenician Restaurant, Alpha Street.

The day begins with a free breakfast program at 8:30 a.m., on how your business can save energy and money. Speaker will be Richard K. Sullivan, Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Businesses will showcase their products and services throughout the day.

At noon, Massachusetts Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo and Merrimack Valley State representatives speak on how to bring businesses and government together. Lunch is $28.

From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., there will be a member appreciation and business networking mixer with food, beverages and prizes. Business owners who join the Chamber of Commerce during the expo receive 15 months of membership for the price of 12 months.

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