On Wednesday, November 17th, the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce will hold the 126th Annual Virtual Meeting and Awards Gala. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Solutions to Overcoming the Challenges of Hiring in Today’s Post Pandemic World’ and will focus on our efforts to support our chamber community during the challenging times of COVID-19. The evening will include two guest speakers, Dr. David Podell, President, MassBay Community College and Eduardo Crespo, CEO, Hispanic Market Solution. The event will also recognize the 2021 MetroWest Chamber of Commerce award winners. Awards will include Business Leader of the Year, Emerging Leader of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Non-Profit Partner of the Year, Member Engagement Team Member of the Year, and the Peter Barbieri “Service Above Self” Award. These awards are given to individuals and organizations to recognize their commitment to the communities they serve.
The Business Leader of the Year award is given to recognize the specific leadership achievements of a MetroWest Business Leader who demonstrates effective leadership and civic involvement as hallmarks of the success enjoyed by their company.
The Small Business of the Year Award traditionally is given to recognize the important contributions made by small businesses to the creation of new jobs and economic opportunities, as well as community involvement in MetroWest.
The Chamber is always pleased to award the Non-Profit Partner of the Year to an organization committed to building and inspiring the MetroWest Region. Recognizing the contributions made by these organizations strengthens our community.
The Chamber will be honoring an Emerging Leader. Characterized as someone who is making an impact both professionally and personally in the MetroWest Region, the emerging leader is defined as someone with great potential for leadership and community service.
The Peter Barbieri ‘Service Above Self’ is awarded each year either to an individual or institution where service was provided first before thinking of oneself or the institution. The award is named for Peter Barbieri who served on the Chamber in varying roles for 27 years. Peter gave selflessly during his tenure.
In addition, the Chamber will honor its Member Engagement Team Member of the Year. This individual is selected based upon a long-term commitment to sustainable growth at the Chamber. It recognizes the positive impact of our team member’s outreach to other chamber members, yielding a stronger membership base.
Please register for this ‘Must See’ event on our website, www.metrowest.org. Registration is free and sponsorship opportunities are still available.
The MetroWest Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit business advocacy, community and economic development association committed to the support of its members' growth and success and the development of a positive economic climate in the MetroWest region and beyond. The MetroWest Chamber serves 23 towns in the MetroWest Region. For more information, please contact the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce at 508-879-5600, visit our website www.metrowest.org.