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kenney awards 2021

To ensure we can continue to celebrate our community and the deserving nominees and winners safely, the 2021 Kenney Awards are going virtual!

The event will be held March 26, 2021. Stay tuned for more details!

Peter G. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is named for community leader Peter G. Thompson. Like Peter, nominees in this category have been active leaders in the Kennebec Valley region for many years. These business/professional leaders have made a lasting impression on the business climate in our area.

Large Business of the Year
Nominees in this category are KV Chamber members and have 15 or more employees. Throughout their history in the Kennebec Valley, they must have demonstrated revenue growth and job creation. This business is recognized for excellence in their industry through their innovation, unparalleled customer service, staff development and marketing practices. Their impact on the Kennebec Valley is measured through their community involvement and economic impact.

Small Business of the Year
Nominees in this category are KV Chamber members and have 14 or less employees. Throughout their history in the Kennebec Valley, they must have demonstrated revenue growth and job creation. This business is recognized for excellence in their industry through their innovation, unparalleled customer service, staff development and marketing practices. Their impact on the Kennebec Valley is measured through their community involvement and economic impact.

President's Circle Award
Nominees in this category are KV Chamber members that are active in the Kennebec Valley. Their impact on the Kennebec Valley is evident through their revenue growth and job creation. They are leaders in their industry and maintain an exemplary business image in our community.

Community/Special Service Award
Nominees in this category are KV Chamber members and active in bettering the Kennebec Valley. They are recognized by their peers for their integrity and performance. Throughout their history, their track record of community leadership is evident.

CYNERGY Young Professional
Nominees in this category are Kennebec Valley Chamber members and young professionals who have shown exemplary leadership in our region. These individuals are recognized for their long term commitment to the betterment of the Kennebec Valley.