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Distinguished Citizens Award - Past Award Winners
Each year at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner held in June, a special award is presented to one or more members of the business community who have demonstrated outstanding and unselfish service to the community.  As a member of the chamber, you are invited to nominate an individual whom you believe is worthy of this special honor.

Small Business Awards - Past Award Winners
Each year at the Annual Business to Business Expo, nine awards are presented in the following categories to recognize and honor businesses who have demonstrated exemplary "Best Practices": Business of the Year; (1-30 employees) Business of the Year (31+ employees); Business Growth & Expansion Award; Manufacturer of the Year; Minority-Owned Business of the Year; Nonprofit of the Year; Outstanding New Business under 5 years; Retail Business of the Year; and Tourism/Hospitality Business of the Year.

The Governor William A. O’Neill Public Service Award, presented since 2002, is awarded to an individual who has performed outstanding public service for Middlesex County and the State of Connecticut. The award is named after Governor O’Neill, who dedicated himself to public service during his tenure as a State Representative, Lieutenant Governor and Governor. Past Award Winners

The William J. Pomfret Veteran Community Service Award is presented annually to a Veteran of the United States Armed Forces who has shown a selfless commitment to community and public service in Middlesex County. Past Award Winners

The Chief Michael L. Green Award is presented annually to a member of the police or fire community for his or her outstanding service to the community and to the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce. Past Award Winners

The Mary Ellen Klinck Real Estate Agent of the Year Award is be presented annually at our Spring Real Estate Luncheon to an agent who has made outstanding volunteer contributions to our community. The Award is named for Mary Ellen Klinck, former Chair of the Chamber’s Real Estate Council. Mary Ellen is the owner and president of Century 21 Root Agency in East Haddam, which she opened in 1960 and a past recipient of the Lower Board Association Realtor of the Year Award. She is an active member of many organizations in Middlesex County including the Chamber.  Past Award Winners

The Robert Briggs Good Guy Award is given annually to an individual for recognition of contributions made to the community and also to the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce through the annual Golf Tournament. Past Award Winner

The "Al Santostefano" Award is presented annually to a member of the community for their volunteerism and dedication to the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce and City of Middletown. Past Award Winners


The following scholarships are given out through the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's Annual Dinner each year in June.

The MIddlesex Chamber has decided to extend our scholarship application deadline and it will now be Friday, May 1st.

We don’t currently know when we will be awarding the scholarship winners as we will most likely be postponing our Annual Dinner to the fall in light of the changing restrictions.    We will keep you posted as to when we will be finalizing those details, but for now please let your students know that they can submit their applications by FRIDAY, MAY 1st.

Judge Raymond E. Baldwin Scholarship

Harry H.S. Phillips, Jr. Scholarship

Lorraine McHugh Scholarship

Manufacturer Association Employee Scholarship

Manufacturer Association Student Scholarship


Sample Biography

Deadline Information

Scholarship Descriptions