CVEDC Awards presented at 27th annual meeting

Onion River Sports, a Montpelier and internet based company was recently awarded the Central Vermont Economic Development Corporations Small Business of the Year Award. Business owner Andrew Brewer accepted the award from former CVEDC President, Francis Topper McFaun. McFaun praised the company for their growth and community involvement. Past recipients of the award include L&D Safety Markings, Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Granite Industries of VT, Connor Contracting, Small Dog Electronics, and Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks.
The CVEDC Community Service Award was presented to the Board of Trustees of the O.M. Fisher Home, Inc. The award was given in recognition of their selfless hours of volunteer work on a 52 unit retirement housing complex, Westview Meadows at Montpelier. Trustee President William Callnan accepted the award on behalf of the group. The Board of Trustees include: Vice President Charles Haynes, Secretary Barbara Prentice, Treasurer Charles Wiley, David Pinkham, Judith Gendron, Paul Harrington, William Cody, Director Emeritus Marilyn Johnson and Joy McNeil.
The CVEDC Directors Award was presented to Waterbury, Vermonts Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., for their commitment and dedication to the Central Vermont area as well as the companys ability to maintain a strong year round workforce. On behalf of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Paul Comey, Vice President of Environmental Affairs accepted the award at CVEDCs Annual Meeting.
Viateur Vic Fecteau of Fecteau Homes, in Berlin accepted CVEDCs Presidents Award for his family business that has supported and participated in a variety of projects and organizations, which have positively affected the lives of many Central Vermont residents. Fecteau Homes provide 70-90 homes annually.