The Salem Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the success of local businesses at the Celebrate Salem Awards Dinner on April 22, 2020 at the Peabody Essex Museum. The program of the evening includes the presentation of the “Celebrate Salem Awards”. Awards are handed out annually in the following categories: Businesswoman of the Year, Businessman of the Year, New Business of the Year, Excellence in Retail, Community Service, and Long Term Achievement.

36 Nominees in the 6 award categories have been nominated by their peers. Winners per category will be decided by a general vote by the community at large. The Salem Chamber will allow one vote per person (by online vote). Deadline to vote is April 6th, 2020.

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* 1. 2019 Long-term Achievement Award: Given to a business that has achieved 10 or more years of success in the community.

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* 2. 2019 New Business of the Year: Awarded to the best new business that opened in Salem in 2019.

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* 3. 2019 Excellence in Retailing Award: The Excellence in Retailing Award showcases the outstanding achievements of Salem retailers and will be awarded to the retailer that applies superior knowledge, creativity and industry know-how to develop innovative strategies, and contributes to the growth of the Salem retail sector.

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* 4. 2019 Businessman of the Year: Businessman of the year is awarded to a Chamber member who has demonstrated excellence in business practices throughout the year and has demonstrated a sincere commitment to Salem.

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* 5. 2019 Community Service Award: Awarded to a member or organization with an outstanding record of community service and volunteer participation.

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* 6. 2019 Businesswoman of the Year: Businesswoman of the year is awarded to a Chamber member who has demonstrated excellence in business practices throughout the year and has demonstrated a sincere commitment to Salem.

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