The crowd of 200 filled the Wiggin Auditorium at Peabody City Hall and was entertained by a very touching and comical keynote by Marjorie Clapprood.
The positive impact of volunteering is central to any individual or community. Volunteerism betters the overall health of a business by promoting teamwork, increasing morale, and improving employee retention, loyalty, and productivity. Volunteerism comes in all shapes and sizes but allows people to feel part of a common cause; as well as work on something with a meaningful and fulfilling purpose. The more people volunteer, the more their communities benefit as a whole.
The Chamber's Community Service Committee, chaired by Cindy Moore of Moore GMC in Danvers, is responsible for identifying candidates and reviewing nominations in several categories.
Congratulations again to 2014 award recipients:
Mary Upton Ferrin Award: Ms. Heather Murray
Business Leadership Award: Burtons Grill Peabody
Desire King Award: Karen's Ballroom Dancing
Community Spirit Awards: Susan Ring Brown, Colleen Derrivan, & Joan Morrissey.
TD Bank was the sponsor of the event, along with City of Peabody, Eastern Bank, North Shore Bank, Citizens for Adequate Housing, Phil Richard Insurance, Northeast ARC, Peabody Cultural Collaborative, Atlantic Ambulance, Community Credit Union, Long’s Jewelers, Cranney Companies and Northshore Mall.Having a strong business community benefits all of us in so many ways. When a business is profitable, they are more likely to support non-profit organizations, education initiatives and youth programs that make the communities we live in what they are.
The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce is about empowering business to succeed, while enriching the community. If you would like more information on how your business can get involved, visit www.peabodychamber.com or call 978-531-0384.