MRCC names Community Advocate small business of the year at award ceremony


MRCC names Community Advocate small business of the year at award ceremony
Rick Lombardi, Dave Bagdon, Jason Silbor, MRCC President Michelle Mercier, Robin Yanucci, Heather and Jay Johnston, Laura Butland, Meredith Harris and Mayor J. Christian Dumais pose for a photo. (Photo/Courtesy)

MARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated its 100 Years of Winning Awards Ceremony on May 1 at the New England Sports Center.

“Reaching our 100-year milestone is a testament to the resilience, innovation, and collaborative spirit of our chamber and the business community we serve,” said Michelle Mercier, President of MRCC. “We are incredibly proud to honor these exceptional individuals and organizations who have made lasting contributions to our community, and we look forward to continuing to support and celebrate their success in the years to come.”

The Community Advocate won small business of the year.

Other winners include:

  • Business of the Year: Alltown Fresh
  • Businessperson of the Year: Meredith Harris from Marlborough Economic Development
    Corporation (MEDC)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Laura Butland (Stitch This Embroidery & Screen Printing) & Rick Lombardi (The Vin Bin)
  • Non-Profit of the Year: Kits for Kids (Heather & Jay Johnston)
  • Larger Organizations Leadership Award: New England Sports Center
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Bobby Kays (The Prospector)
  • Ann Scott Community Service Award: Mike Traiforos (Dairy Queen Treat)
  • Ambassador of the Year Award: Daniel Verrico (FMG Financial Services)
  • President’s Award: Luiz Thomaz (Modular Concepts)

For more information on the chamber, visit

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