Chamber announces 17th annual Eminence Awards Winners

The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 17th annual Eminence Awards on Thursday, July 9. The Eminence Awards recognize individuals, businesses, and nonprofits making a contribution to their industry and to Greater Nashua , five award categories: Non-Profit of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Business of the Year, and Young Professional of the Year. 

The ceremony, originally scheduled for March 26 at Sky Meadow Country Club, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. “It is unfortunate that we were unable to celebrate in-person this year,” said Kate Luczko, President and CEO of the Chamber. “But our community came together to help us produce an hour-long virtual program in celebration of our community and those who make it so vibrant, and we were able to feature many of our finalists and sponsors with videos they created and shared with us. It may not have been the same as ‘usual,’ but it was a great evening of positivity!”  

Luczko hosted the program live from the Chamber’s office in downtown Nashua and welcomed the keynote speaker, Rebecca Hamilton, Co-CEO of W.S. Badger Company of Gilsum, NH, who broadcast live from her company’s headquarters. Hamilton spoke on “The Business of Doing Good” –  the theme of this year’s Eminence Awards. Badger is well-known for their unique beauty and skincare products, progressive business practices, B-Corps certification, and commitment to the environment.

“We were so glad to have Rebecca join us,” said Luczko. “The finalists in the Eminence Awards categories represent a spirit and passion for supporting our community and our economy through positive investments in people, their missions, and their organizational goals. Rebecca’s speech resonated with us, and it was the perfect lead-in to our award announcements.” 

The winners of the 17th annual Eminence Awards are:  


Non-Profit of the Year: Nashua PAL  

Small Business of the Year: TS Event Productions LLC  

Volunteer of the Year: Nashua Police Department’s Chief Michael Carignan for his work with Marguerite’s Place, Inc.  

Business of the Year: Optiline Enterprises  

Young Professional of the Year: Grant Morris of New Sky Productions  


The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce congratulates all of the winners and finalists, and thanks our judges and all those who nominated a candidate.  

The Eminence Awards were made possible by the generous sponsorships of: Oracle, Eastern Bank, Enterprise Bank, Acapella Technologies, Ascend Advising, Charles Schwab Independent Branch of Nashua, Morneau Law, and the United Way of Greater Nashua. 


About The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce 

Incorporated in 1922, the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) is the largest business organization in southern New Hampshire, focusing its efforts primarily on Nashua and the surrounding communities of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Lyndeborough, Merrimack, Milton, Mount Vernon, and Wilton.

The GNCC acts as a catalyst for a successful Greater Nashua business community by advocating for and connecting individuals and businesses together, by inviting the right people to the table for important conversations, and by educating business owners and community leaders. They hold to a vision of a vibrant, diverse, thriving Greater Nashua community, recognized locally, nationally and internationally as an attractive region in which to live, work, raise a family, and build a business.

For more information please visit or contact Kate Luczko, President & CEO or (603) 860-6938. 

Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Kate Luczko.

Non-Profit of the Year: Nashua PAL

Small Business of the Year: TS Event Productions LLC

Volunteer of the Year: Nashua Police Chief Michael Carignan, for his work with Marguerite’s Place.

Business of the Year: Optiline Enterprises

Young Professional of the Year: Grant Morris, of New Sky Productions