The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Rockport Division is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the 2013 Small Business Award, Kathy Milbury and Barbara Stavropoulos of My Place by the Sea, who will be honored at a complimentary reception on Wednesday, June 5, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Emerson Inn by the Sea, One Cathedral Avenue, Rockport.

Milbury and Stavropoulos are being honored both for the excellence of their award-winning restaurant and for their long-time generosity in supporting community organizations and activities, including their support over many years for local high school hockey programs.

“Kathy and Barbara have always been great advocates for the young people they hire to work at My Place. They have also been generous and enthusiastic supporters of Rockport’s tri-town high school hockey program over many years, from attending the games to sponsoring team banquets and team jackets. They once even donated a parents’ night dinner for the entire hockey team at Su-Chang’s. They truly care,” said friend and fellow Rockport entrepreneur D.J. Tardif of Bearskin Neck Leathers.

Friends, family members, and colleagues of all small business honorees are invited and encouraged to attend the 33rd Annual Cape Ann Small Business Week Luncheon on Friday, June 7 at the Castle Manor Inn, 141 Essex Avenue, Gloucester. Keynote speaker for this luncheon will be Robert Nelson, Director of the Small Business Administration’s Massachusetts District Office, on the importance of small business in sustaining the economic recovery. Tickets for the luncheon are available to members for $35 in advance or $40 week/day of and $50 for future members.

For more information or to RSVP for this event, please contact Emily Harris at emily@capeannchamber.com  or call the Chamber at 978-283-1601.

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