recognize your favorite Waldo County businesses or Chamber members

Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce announce nominees for 2022 Annual Chamber Awards

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 4:00pm

The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce and Board of Directors announce the 2022 Annual Chamber Award Nominees. Some Chamber businesses, organizations, and individuals will be celebrated at this year’s Annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday, Nov. 4, at The University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast.

“This is your opportunity to recognize your favorite Waldo County businesses or Chamber members. Nominees have been selected for your consideration,” said the Chamber, in a news release.

Write-in votes are also permitted. Voting ends October 17.

Visit the Annual Chamber Awards page at to cast your vote. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities at the Annual Awards Gala, contact Dorothy Havey at

Business Growth Award

A Chamber Member business that has successfully expanded, renovated, created an innovative new line, or increased employees in the past year.

Ananda Yoga & Wellness
The Back and Forth
The Grasshopper Shop
The Homeport Inn & Tavern
Must Be Nice Lobster
ReVision Energy
Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort
The Scone Goddess

Hometown Heritage Award

A Chamber Member business that has been around for more years than we can remember and is a bedrock in the community. They contribute experience, knowledge, and wisdom to other businesses.

Allen Insurance & Financial
Belfast Historical Society & Museum
Camden National Bank
Consumers Fuel Co.
Hamilton Marine
Liberty Graphics
Mathews Brothers
Rollie’s Bar & Grill

Health Care Partner Award

This award recognizes an individual or organization outside of the health care profession who through their actions demonstrates a commitment to our shared vision of making our community the healthiest in America.

Belfast Parks & Recreation Department
Belfast Rotary Club
Belfast Soup Kitchen
CG Bikes
Come Boating
Kids Unplugged
Waldo County YMCA

New Business Award

A new Chamber Member business that has been around for three years or less and holds the promise of being here for many years to come. The new business may be creative, innovative, unique and/or fills a need in the community.

Downshift Coffee, Belfast
Harborside RV Resort, Stockton Springs
Hey Sailor!, Searsport
Mainely Gallery & Studio, Belfast
Rio’s Spiked Café, Searsport
Splendiferous Sweet Shoppe, Searsport
Stone Tree Farm & Cidery, Unity
Trove, Searsport

Waldo County Business Award

This award recognizes a Chamber Member from Waldo County or just somewhere outside of greater Belfast, that has demonstrated sound business development, civic involvement, or support for our overall business community.

Chase Toys, Unity
Friends of Fort Knox, Prospect
The Hichborn, Stockton Springs
LCI Fiber Optic Network, Lincolnville
Northport Golf Club, Northport

Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport
Whale’s Tooth Pub, Lincolnville

Citizen of the Year

This award recognizes a person who has made an outstanding positive impact in Waldo County, either through a single event or on a continuous basis. Nominees can be from any occupation, including business, education, services, medical, government, a charitable organization or they can just be a resident.

Bob MacGregor, Waldo County Woodshed
Debbie Murphy, Community Volunteer
Erin Herbig, Belfast City Manager
Jane Snowdeal, The Kindness Program
Dr. John Gage, Retired Physician
Mary Mortier, Belfast City Council
Sue Dupler, Public Health Nurse
Wayne Hamilton, Hamilton Marine

Chamber Appreciation Award

Selected by the Chamber/Board of Directors