Congratulations to Gordon Page and Chamber winners

Nov 21, 2019

We would like to say congratulations to Gordon Page, who was named the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Community Person of the Year last Thursday night at the annual bash at the Samoset, and to all the other community and business leaders who were recognized with awards.

Page is deserving of this award for his long history of community service. He has shown leadership in the community in this area, and shown how much he cares about the people of Midcoast Maine in his work.

The list of his accomplishments includes serving as a volunteer firefighter, leadership with the Kiwanis, serving as a selectman in Owls Head, and his work as Executive Director of Rockland Main Street, Inc. During his time as Director of Passenger Operations with Maine Eastern Railroad, he helped with bringing the Jingle Bell Express about, which allowed local children and families to live out the story of The Polar Express.

It was interesting to learn during the video presentation about him that he was once a long-haired young man.

The Community Person of the Year, by the way, is chosen by a panel of past Community Persons, so a true jury of his peers.

Those of us who have gotten to know him over the years felt good cheering for him Thursday night because in addition to all of his work and community service, he's a nice guy, fun to talk to, and has a great sense of humor. That kind of touch to that kind of work shows people around him how much he cares.

We would also be remiss if we did not mention another award given at the Chamber gala this year.

The Camden Herald was recognized for its 150-year anniversary and its history of serving the community and bringing news to the area. The chamber presents Milestone Awards to businesses that show longevity, lasting 25 years, 50 years, 100 years, and even 150 years.

The Camden Herald was first published Feb. 6, 1869. It has gone through a lot of changes over the years, changed locations, had numerous editors and reporters, and even merged for a while with The Courier-Gazette, only to be brought back as its own publication in 2012 when Reade Brower took over ownership of Courier Publications. The core mission, however, has remained the same.

It was a big week for local businesses overall. Business and community leaders were celebrated first with the 16th annual Best of the Best Gala at the Samoset Resort Nov. 13, with the chamber event the following evening.

Congratulations to all winners and to all of those in the business community working hard every day to make a contribution to the area.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Nov 26, 2019 13:17

Good Show Gordie!  I miss seeing you at the Samoset on occasion. But do enjoy this Sunshine here in Arizona!

Mary "Mickey" (Brown) McKeever +;).....

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