FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the top businesses of 2012 at its annual meeting held recently at the University of Maine at Farmington.

According to a press release, the Large Business of the Year Award was awarded to Barclays of Wilton, the Small Business of the Year Award went to the Daily Bulldog of Farmington and the Non-Profit/Club of the Year Award went to Wilton Blueberry Festival Corp.

In recognizing this year’s Large Business of the Year, Chamber president, Scott Landry said of Barclays in the release, “Widely noted for their dedication to the community, this business donates both time and money towards improving the town they operate in. In 2009, this business was named one of the Retail Center of Excellence’s Best Places to Work in Maine. Recently, they have donated even more time and effort into projects such as the Bass Park and children’s playground in Wilton.

Daily Bulldog was awarded as the Small Business of the Year. In his remarks, Landry said of the online news company, Daily Bulldog, “Without this small business, many of us wouldn’t know what is going on in and around our community. Thanks to these hard working individuals, Franklin County has a place to get news and information that is balanced and truly represents the people of our County.”

This year’s Non-Profit/Club of the Year went to Wilton Blueberry Festival Corp. Landry said in the release the organization has been “bringing crowds and businesses to the area for over 30 years, this organization is dedicated to bringing together a whole community for two days each year. Complete with a parade and fireworks, attendance is unmatched county wide each year. This festival takes a full year of planning to pull off and has just recently celebrated its 30th year this past August.”

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