, Salem, MA

March 26, 2014

Chamber announces award nominees

The Salem News

---- — SALEM — The Salem Chamber of Commerce has announced its nominees for the annual Celebrate Salem Awards.

The awards will be presented to winners at the chamber’s annual dinner on Wednesday, April 23, at Peabody Essex Museum. This year’s nominees are:

Businesswoman of the Year: Sandra Heaphy (Kensington-Stobart Gallery), Jackie King (A & J King Artisan Bakers), Karen Scalia (Salem Food Tours), Ann Sousa (Body & Soul Massage), Patricia Maguire Meservey (Salem State University), and Diane Wolf (The Lobster Shanty).

Businessman of the Year: David Bowie (The Picklepot), William Cole (Mahi Mahi Cruises and Charters), Andy King (A & J King Artisan Bakers), Vini Kurti (Adriatic Restaurant & Bar), Robert Liani Jr. (Coffee Time Bake Shop), and Patrick Schultz (Howling Wolf Taqueria).

New Business of the Year: Firenze Trattoria, Joe’s Fresh Fish Prints & Tomo’s Tackle Shop, The Naumkeag Ordinary, Petite Etoile Children’s Boutique, Red Line Café, and Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall.

Excellence in Retail: Avalanche Company Store, Milk and Honey Green Grocer, Mud Puddle Toys, Staples, Treasures Over Time and Trolley Depot.

Community Service Award: B&S Fitness Programs, Northeast Animal Shelter, North Shore Community Development Coalition, Phoenix School, John Andrews (Social Palates), and Scott Grover (Tinti, Quinn, Grover & Frey, P.C.).

Long-Term Achievement Award: DeIulis Brothers Construction, Deschamps Printing Co., F. W. Webb Company, Goldberg Properties, Murphy Funeral Home, and Witch Dungeon Museum.

Tickets for the event are $100 per person, available at the chamber office, 265 Essex St. For more information, visit