Cape Ann

Small Business Week

Celebrating business leaders in the Cape Ann Region

Every year since 1981 the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce has set aside a week to honor the achievements of Cape Ann’s small business entrepreneurs and their employees, and their contributions to the economic vitality and community life of Cape Ann.

In 2021 the Chamber has designated September 20 through October 1 as Cape Ann Small Business Week. Small businesspersons of the year for each Cape Ann community are selected by committees comprised of past recipients of this annual recognition. 


Nominations are welcome and encouraged. Nominees for each community should be associated with established businesses that have made significant contributions to the economic vitality and community life in the Cape Ann Region.

Essex – Past Recipients

2020 Celebrating the resilience, creativity, courageousness and community spirit of every Cape Ann small business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019 Michele French, BankGloucester

2018 David Brown, Shea's Riverside Restaurant & Bar

2017 Georgeanne Richards, Sea Meadow Gifts & Garden Shop

2016 Vincent & Barbara Caravella, The Scrap Book

2015 Tim & Vicky Kennefick, The Windward Grille

2014 Heidi Jackson Dean, First Ipswich Bank

2013 Daisy Nell & Stan Collinson, Gaybrook Garage

2012 Rick & Jean Grobe, White Elephant Shop & Transform Fitness

2011 Harold Burnham, Pinky Maine Charters

2010 Kevin & Mark Ricci, Village Restaurant

2009 Pat & Jack Chisholm, Chebacco Market

2008 Cliff Amero, Essex River Cruises & Charters

2007 Ronald & Robin Pydynkowski, Cape Ann Tree Service Inc.

2006 Ernie Nieberle, Ernie’s Service Station

2005 Ted Marshall, Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters

2004 Richard “Ozzie” & Sandy Osborn, Essex River Basin Adventures

2003 Tom Guertner, Periwinkles Restaurant

2002 Kenneth P. & Sandra K. Monroe, Americana Antiques

2001 George Stavros, Sr., Cape Ann Golf Course

2000 Bill Pascucci, Sr., Cape Ann Auto Body & Service Center

1999 Robert & Susan Coviello, Main Street Antiques

1998 Robert & Cynthia Cameron, George Fuller House

1997 Robert W. Perrigo, Jr., Bob Perrigo Printer

1996 Joe & Sandy Ginn, Northern Essex, Ltd.

1995 Burnham Family, Burnham’s Olde Essex House

1994 Susan & George Lufkin, Essex Marina

1993 Pat Roy, Woodman’s, Inc.

1992 Louis & Eva Paglia, (Essex Package Store)

1991 Joseph & Gilbert Guerin, (Wedgwood Pharmacy)

1990 Joseph & Janice Farnham, (Farnham’s)

1989 Harold Addison, Harold Addison Photographer

1988 L. Dexter & Virginia Woodman, Woodman’s

1987 Edwin & Joyce Perkins, Perkins Marine

1986 Everett “Mose” Burnham, Terminal Garage

1985 John Bevilacqua, Essex Radio & TV Service

1984 Carl & Alberta Carter, Village Rest.

1983 Ivan Muise, Ivan’s Texaco Station

1982 Dana Story, Story Shipyard

1981 Frank Hardy, Hardy’s Hatchery

Gloucester – Past Recipients

2020 Celebrating the resilience, creativity, courageousness and community spirit of every Cape Ann small business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019 Rosaria Floyd, Soft Touch Salon

2018 John Orlando, Harborview Inn

2017 Greg Bover, C.B. Fisk

2016 Mark Nestor, Law Office of Mark L. Nestor

2015 Joey Ciaramitaro, GoodMorningGloucester

2014 Joe Lucido, Lucido’s Barber Shop

2013 Jan Bordinaro, Atlantis Oceanfront Inn

2012 Deo Braga, Dunkin’ Donuts, Braga Management

2011 Tony & Joanne Corrao, Precision Roofing Services New England

2010 Ruth Pino, Re/Max

2009 Jon & Carol Morse, Jon R. Morse, CPA, PC

2008 Brad Pierce, Cape Ann Motor Inn

2007 Charlie Foster, Foster from Gloucester, Inc.

2006 Brent (Ringo) Tarr, M.B.T. Electricians, Inc.

2005 Howard Frisch, Horvitz & Frisch, PC

2004 Don & Jeannie Sudbay, Cape Ann Lanes / Sudbay Motors

2003 William Stride, Good Harbor Fillet

2002 Robert B. & Linda M. O’Maley, W.E. Blanchard Jeweler

2001 Joseph Mondello, Mondello Shoe Repair

2000 Geoffrey Richon, Geoffrey H. Richon Company

1999 David Mitchell, Cape Ann Insurance Agency

1998 Robert & Eileen Matz, Cape Ann Camp Site

1997 Rudy Macchi, G. Everett Mahony Insurance

1996 Tony Taliadoros, Tony’s House of Tires

1995 Scott Memhard, Cape Pond Ice Company

1994 Joel R. Horvitz, Horvitz & Frisch, CPAs

1993 Charles Currier, Andrews Plumbing & Heating

1992 Stephen Dexter, Carroll Steele Insurance

1991 Nicholas Psalidas, Cape Ann Markets

1990 Charles Tiernan, Charlie’s Place

1989 Benjamin & Marlene Greenbaum

1988 Leo Linquata, (Progressive Oil),

1987 Sylvester “Red” Deering, Deering Electric Co

1986 Andrew Dominick, Cape Ann’s Marina Resort

1985 Elliott Margolis, (Giles of Gloucester)

1984 Donald Sudbay, Sr., Sudbay Pontiac, Cadillac, Buick, GMC, Inc.

1983 Richard Andrews, Andrews Plumbing

1982 Walter Nichols, Nichols Candies

1981 William Jebb, Jr., (Jebb Corporation)

Manchester – Past Recipients

2020 Celebrating the resilience, creativity, courageousness and community spirit of every Cape Ann small business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019 Dave Hersey, Standley's Garage

2018 Scott Milne, Milne Plumbing and Heating

2017 Jay Sibulkin, Allen’s Pharmacy

2016 Lisa & John Bartlett, Captain Dusty’s Ice Cream

2015 Mike Storella, Central Street Gallery

2014 Dan Houde, Manchester Electric Company

2013 John Donovan, Manchester Athletic Club

2012 Chuck Hayback, Nor’ East Frameworks

2011 David R. Singleton, David R. Singleton, Inc.

2010 Chris Shea, The Landing at 7 Central

2009 Bob Ryan, Ryan & Wood, Inc., Distilleries

2008 Leanne Christopher, Sovereign Bank

2007 Lisa Bonneville, FASID, Bonneville Design

2006 Christopher G. Brown, CB Associates

2005 Mary Hardwick, Go Fish

2004 Bob Atwater, The Beach Street Café

2003 Susan Ivester, 7 Central Publick House

2002 David W. Slade, The Cricket Press

2001 Timothy Logue, Timothy Logue Insurance Agency

2000 Daniel B. Slade, The Manchester Cricket

1999 John Donoghue, Cottage Flowers

1998 Bernice Thompson, Carlson Real Estate

1997 Guy M. Bailey, Bailey’s Service Station

1996 Patti Cohen, Photo-Stop, Inc.

1995 James Hatcher (Brown’s Market)

1994 Lang Porter, Lang’s

1993 Chris Nahatis, Saladmaster Distributors

1992 Alice Rice, Floyd’s

1991 Scott Lucas, Seaside Cycle

1990 Debra Olszewski

1989 Sue Noble, Noble Real Estate

1988 Ellen Flatley, Judge/District Court-Gloucester

1987 William Scott, Scott Oil Company

1986 Constance Brown, (Brown’s Market)

1985 Charles Logue, Logue Real Estate

1984 Grace Hall, Fleet Bank

1983 Daniel Slade, The Cricket Press

1982 Edward Scott, Sr., Scott Oil Company

1981 Richard Puglia, Manchester Hardware & Supply

Rockport – Past Recipients

2020 Celebrating the resilience, creativity, courageousness and community spirit of every Cape Ann small business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019 D.J. Tardif, Bearskin Neck Leathers

2018 Bob Visnick, Cape Ann Law

2017 Matt & Missy Anzivino, Rockport Inn & Suites

2016 Cathleen Cahill, Katie’s Gift Shop

2015 Karin & Kenny Porter, Roy Moore’s Fish Shack Restaurant

2014 Dr. Sydney Wedmore

2013 Kathy Milbury & Barbara Stavropoulos, My Place by the Sea Restaurant

2012 Kirk Keating & Bruce Rowell, Bayside Electrical Contractors

2011 Ingrid C. Brown, C.H. Cleaves Insurance Agency

2010 Bill Elwell, Bill Elwell and Associates

2009 Sharon K. McDonald, Mark W. Silva, Helmut’s Strudel Shop, Willoughby’s Fashions

2008 Charlie & Terry Brackett, Brackett’s Oceanfront Restaurant

2007 John Wonson, Blue Gate Gardens

2006 James & Jean Balzarini, Ellen’s Harborside Restaurant

2005 Peter Anderson, Rockport National Bank

2004 Peter Beacham, Woodbine Antiques, Ltd.

2003 George Hobbs, George H. Hobbs Carpenter & Builder

2002 James E. Waddell, Waddell’s Mobile Lockshop

2001 James Doyle, J. Doyle Backhoe Services

2000 Philip E. Chalmers, Chalmers & Associates

1999 John Thompson, American Express Financial Advisors

1998 Robert & Barbara Ellis, Yankee Clipper Inn

1997 John Greely, Burgess and Mackey Funeral Home

1996 Edie Ingerman, The Christmas Dove

1995 Michael Feldman, Feldman Construction/Sandy Bay Motor Inn

1994 Lynne & Roger Norris, Pleasant Street Inn

1993 Dana “Buddy” Woods, Sandy Bay Shoppe

1992 Michael Stoffa, The Stoffa Gallery

1991 Richard & Jane Meringer, Meringer Enter., Inc.

1990 Raymond Smith, J. Raymond Smith, Inc.

1989 Ann Fisk, (Rockport Art Association)

1988 John Carlson, John Tarr Store

1987 Eleanor Hoy, Toad Hall Bookstore

1986 Roger & Ann Cameron, (Seaward Inn)

1985 Harold Beaton, Century 21/Beaton Real Estate

1984 Robert Welcome, Peg Leg Inn & Restaurant

1983 Richard Carlson, John Tarr Store

1982 Leslie “Bud” Curtis, Curtis News

1981 Harold Cooney, Cooney’s Barber Shop

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