BEVERLY — The Beverly Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director, a new office and a new event that will recognize some of the city's top businesses and business people.
The Beverly Business Awards will be held tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers. The evening will include the announcement of winners in six categories: Businessperson of the Year, Corporate Citizen of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Family business of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Executive Director John Somes said the chamber last held the event in the 1990s and decided to revive it this year.
"There's a lot of excitement in Beverly," he said. "We've been running a lot of events that have been very well-attended."
Somes was named executive director in April, and the chamber moved into a new office at the Cummings Center earlier this month.
Chamber of Commerce President Jason Maxwell, the president of MassPay Payroll Services in Beverly, said organizers are expecting more than 300 people to attend the Beverly Business Awards. Tickets are $65. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Greater Beverly YMCA Scholarship Program.
The keynote speaker will be Lou Imbriano, a former vice president and chief marketing officer for the New England Patriots and current president and CEO of TrinityOne, a marketing strategy and business advisory company. Attendees will receive an autographed copy of Imbriano's book "Winning the Customer."
Jo Broderick, dean of college relations and special assistant to the president at Montserrat College of Art, will be the master of ceremonies.
The nominees are:
Businessperson of the Year — Fran Dichner, R&L Associates; Lee Dellicker, Windover Construction; Bill Hanney, North Shore Music Theatre; Bill Howard, Beverly Cooperative Bank.
Corporate Citizen of the Year — Beverly Hospital, Beverly Main Streets, Beverly Tree Farm, Kelly Nissan, 104.9 North Shore Radio, Temkin Financial Group.
Large Business of the Year — Associated Home Care, Beverly Athletic Club, Henry's Market, R&L Associates.
Small Business of the Year — Casual Catering/Super Sub, McNeil's Auto Body, Purple Diamond LLC, Spectrum Fitness Consulting.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year — Alfonso's Hair Salon, Marino's Cafe, MedleySites, Prides Pizza.
Family Business of the Year — Goldberg Properties, Nick's Roast Beef, Salem Plumbing Supply/Designer Bath, Brenden Crocker's Wild Horse Cafe.
If you go
What: Beverly Business Awards
When: Tomorrow, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Danversport Yacht Club
Cost: $65 per person
More information: beverlychamber.com or 978-232-9559