K, K & A Chamber names award winners at annual event

Outgoing Kennebunk Town Supervisor Mike Pardue was in on the shock naming Kennebunk Law enforcement Chief Bob MacKenzie as the 2022 Joel Stevens Group Spirit Award, presented in memory of a beloved local community member. Courtesy Image/Bob Dennis

ARUNDEL — When everyday living offers you lemons, you celebrate with lemonade — or lemon-spiked cocktails from sponsor Batson River Brewing & Distilling. That is just what much more than 230 people today did Thursday, Sept. 15, as portion of the Kennebunkport-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce’s once-a-year Travel to Be the Ideal Awards night.

“We ended up thrilled to occur with each other Sept. 15 for the very first time in 3 yrs to host Push to Be the Very best,” said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laura Dolce. “More than 200 associates of our enterprise community joined us to rejoice this year’s honorees, all so incredibly deserving.”

Push was a celebration of all that the community has collectively realized with a can-do spirit through a pandemic, celebrating those people businesses that have long gone previously mentioned and outside of, as nicely as individuals who have been deemed “the best” by well-known vote, organizers said.

Towards a backdrop of lemons (and lovely charcuterie) on a late-summer months night at Vinegar Hill Music Theatre in Arundel, Generate featured stay tunes by the Lisa, Jim, and Byon Band outside the house, moreover dwell music by the Beau Dalleo Band inside of the barn, as well as multimedia shows coordinated by Blake Baldwin and Video Creations.

As component of the festive night, the Chamber awarded its yearly honors to the adhering to associates of the group:

Municipal Worker of the Year, Wendy Lank, City of Arundel Volunteer of the Calendar year, Kathy Baker Mounting Star, Colby Marvin Bracy of the Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport President’s Award, Paul Humphrey, proprietor of Mornings in Paris, Kennebunk Business of the Year, Sea Appreciate in Kennebunkport, owned by Stacy and Barry Miller Fantastic Achievement, Steve Kingston, owner of The Clam Shack, Kennebunk Pushed Girl, Danielle Frechette, owner of River’s Edge Spa and Salon, Kennebunk Nonprofit of the Yr, Tommy McNamara Charitable Basis Special recognition, Keith Trefethen, Town of Arundel Town Supervisor for 7 many years Special recognition, Mike Pardue, Kennebunk Town supervisor leaving soon after six years Joel Stevens Neighborhood Services Award, Kennebunk Law enforcement Chief Bob MacKenzie.

As decided by preferred vote, Travel to Be the Very best awards were given to:

Greatest nightlife, Aged Vines Wine Bar, The Pilot Household Very best breakfast, Mike’s American Diner, Mike’s All Day Breakfast Finest outdoor dining, Arundel Wharf, The Boathouse Greatest cocktail, Aged Vines Wine Bar, Batson River Brewing & Distilling Ideal beer checklist, Alisson’s Cafe, Federal Jack’s Finest takeout, Mekhong Thai, The Clam Shack Finest spa/hair salon, River’s Edge Spa & Salon , The Nail Spa by Thao Best art gallery, Maine Art Hill, Wendy Webster Good/The Port Most effective cup of coffee, Mornings in Paris, Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks Best ice cream, Rococo Ice Cream, Ben & Jerry’s Very best lobster roll, The Clam Shack, Alisson’s Restaurant Most effective bakery/baked items, Boulangerie, Mornings in Paris Finest store/gift shop, Daytrip Society, Dannah for Males Greatest garage/auto products and services, Guay’s Sunoco, Arundel Ford Ideal bank, Kennebunk Personal savings, Camden Countrywide Greatest fitness club/yoga spot, Spurling Physical fitness, The Everyday Sweat Finest landscaping provider, Terrapin Landscapes, Solari House Care and Excavation Very best real estate business, Pack Maynard & Associates, Kennebunk Seashore Realty Finest house advancement company, Hazelwood Handyman Expert services, Huston’s Household Renovations Very best trails/walks, Hope Woods, Japanese Path Very best chowder, Alisson’s Cafe, Cape Pier Chowder Household Best marriage location, Nonantum Vacation resort, The Colony Resort Most effective golf system, Webhannet Golfing Program, Cape Arundel Golf Course Best regional publication, Vacationer & Town, Kennebunk Submit Best satisfied hour, Previous Vines, Pedro’s Ideal family action small business, New England Eco Adventures, Seashore Trolley Museum Finest place for a initially date, Backyard garden Road Bowl, The Missing Hearth Very best passionate getaway, Seaside Inn, White Barn Inn Most effective location for a loved ones keep, Seaside Inn, Nonantum Vacation resort Greatest regional band/musician, Lisa Mills and Ocean Ave, Chris Ross Band Ideal consumer support, Seaside Inn, New England Eco Adventures Finest monetary companies, Kennebunk Financial savings, Nvest Money Finest photographer, Bob Dennis, Chris Smith Most effective drinking water/recreation activity, New England Eco Adventures, KBIA Favorite non-financial gain, Seashore Trolley Museum Tommy McNamara Charitable Foundation.

Sponsors bundled Batson River Brewing & Distilling “First Gear” sponsors Video clip Creations, Mike’s American Diner and Nvest Fiscal “Second Gear” sponsors River’s Edge Spa & Salon, Southern Maine Well being Care, Alisson’s Cafe and Vinegar Hill Audio Theatre.

For information on The Chamber, which features Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Arundel, stop by www.gokennebunks.com.

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