2018 Community Awards Winners!

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A wonderful turnout for the awards ceremony!
A wonderful turnout for the awards ceremony!

The Sudbury Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who voted and participated in our annual community awards this year! Over 100 people attended the awards ceremony!

We are proud to announce the winners!

Business of the Year: Sudbury Pizza, Nick and Stella Evangelidis

Business Person of the Year: Louise Mawhinney, Owner, Duck Soup

Distinguished Service Award : Mike and Libby Hamill, Sudbury Firefighter and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stephan Real Estate Sales Agent respectively

Citizen of the Year: Pat Mullen, Executive Director Sudbury Community Food Pantry

The Chamber thanks all of this year’s winners for their contributions in making Sudbury, MA a GREAT place to live and work!

Thanks to Stuart Beeby for the photographs!

Pat Mullen, Citizen of the Year and Executive Director of the Sudbury Community Food Pantry with Chamber President Louis Stephan
Pat Mullen, Citizen of the Year and Executive Director of the Sudbury Community Food Pantry with Chamber President Louis Stephan
Chamber Vice President & Treasurer Kathy Winston, Distinguished Service Award  winners Mike and Libby Hamill and Chamber President Louis Stephan
Chamber Vice President & Treasurer Kathy Winston, Distinguished Service Award winners Mike and Libby Hamill and Chamber President Louis Stephan
Chamber Board Member Stuart Beeby, Business Person of the Year Louise Mawhinney and Chamber President Louis Stephan
Chamber Board Member Stuart Beeby, Business Person of the Year Louise Mawhinney and Chamber President Louis Stephan
Stella and Nick Evangeldis of Business  of the Year Sudbury Pizza and Louis Stephan Chamber president
Stella and Nick Evangelidis of Sudbury Pizza, Business of the Year, and Louis Stephan Chamber President

SUDBURY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!

DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2018
PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR NETWORK!
All members of the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce are encouraged to nominate candidates for:
Business of the Year
Business Person of the Year
Citizen of the Year
Distinguished Service Award (open to active Chamber Members only)

Nomination forms are available online at www.sudbury.org/awards They may be submitted online or by mailing to Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, 400 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776. For more information contact Martha Welsh mwelsh01@ft.newyorklife.com 978-460-3145

Tired of a Dual Tax Rate – Come & Be Heard! – BOS Meeting On 11/28/17!

The Sudbury Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 7:45 p.m. in the Lower Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury, to determine what percentage of the local tax levy will be borne by each class of real and personal property owners relative to setting the Fiscal Year’s tax rate.
The Sudbury Chamber of Commerce has suggested the Selectmen support a return to a single tax rate. Many towns have been gradually shifting more of the tax burden away from business owners in recent years.

Sticking with two rates — one for residential property and a higher rate for commercial and industrial property —caused bills to business property owners to climb thousands of dollars in fiscal 2016.

Communities that employ dual tax rates are at a disadvantage in attracting new business to and retaining existing business in our town. Neighboring single-rate communities, such as Acton, Concord, Wayland and Weston, are much more attractive to businesses looking to buy or rent property. It costs a small company several thousand dollars more annually to own or rent a property in Sudbury, rather than in neighboring towns, because of the dual rate. And that hurts residents, who would see their tax burden lessen if more businesses were to locate in the town, according to all studies.

Furthermore, small businesses are more likely to not prevail in a dual tax rate system benefitting larger businesses.

Reverting to a single rate has proved painless for many other communities and has helped to revitalize their commercial market. A split tax rate sends a signal that a community is less interested in their business sector.

Download the official notice of the meeting here