FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual meeting in the North Dining Hall at the University of Maine at Farmington.

Board President Ivan Gould recognized outgoing board members Todd Bullen, Doreen Cardona, Debra Harris, Rick Martin, Eric Martinsen, Marty Pike, Tom Sawyer, Rebecca Tyler, and Matt Wotton for their service. Wotton, as past president, received special recognition and was awarded an engraved chair from W.A. Mitchell.

Board President Ivan Gould will continue in his position, and Dyan Macomber of Franklin Somerset Federal Credit Union was welcomed as treasurer.

Executive Director Stacie Bourassa and assistant Marc Relford unveiled the Chamber’s website. They plan to host a tutorial workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19.

Nominees and awards were presented to the following businesses:

Large business: Franklin Chrysler was recognized for outstanding customer service, and supporting the development and well-being of their employees.

Small business: Douin’s Market, New Sharon, meets the needs of customers, never hesitating to offer additional services. Joe Douin and family, DeAnne and Darin, and Manager Chrissy Gordon expressed gratitude with remarks and acknowledged employees.

Nonprofit organization: Friends of Wilson Lake provides scholarship opportunities, donates services, offers education and outreach programs, and works toward the sustainability and continued economic growth of the region.

Honorable mention went to the Wilton Blueberry Festival Corp. and the Kingfield POPS for their effort to promote awareness of region and to bring two unique events to the communities of Franklin County.


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