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The Kenney Awards

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View the 2018 Kenney Awards Winners and Finalists! 

What are The Kenney Awards?

So you’ve experienced the Grammys and the Emmys, but are you ready for the Kenneys?

The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to present The Kenney Awards! The Kenney, named for the region we hail from, will be awarded annually to area businesses and professionals that are deserving of our attention and recognition.

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The Kenneys will recognize six awardees; Peter G. Thompson Lifetime Achievement, Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, President’s Choice, Community Service and the Cynergy Young Professional. You are guaranteed to feel like a star from the moment you arrive and step onto our very own red carpet—from the ‘paparazzi’ snapping pictures of your grand entrance into the awards ceremony to the custom designed Kenney award—this will be the formal affair of the season.

The winners of the Peter G. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award, Large business of the Year, and Small Business of the Year will be announced prior to the ceremony and the remaining awards will be chosen via live voting from 3 nominees during the show. The formal announcement of the nominees and winners will be in the December issue of the Business Insider.This event is the premier opportunity for the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce to highlight and celebrate the success in our community. It will take place on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Augusta Civic Center.

Tickets and table reservations for this event go on sale December 1st—so mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this great event!



 Live Voting!

Voting has always been reserved for the second Tuesday of November or television singing competitions, but not anymore! The Kenney's are breaking the mold and introducing live voting to not just your average award show, but the Kenney Awards! Each guest will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist in three of our award winning categories: Community Service, Cynergy Young Professional, and President's Choice. There will be a brief video presentation of the three finalists in each category to help you decide. Voting is simple - simply register your cell phone and send a text when prompted. Only one vote per cell phone is allowed per category. After the votes have been calculated, the winners of each category will be announced right then and there!


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