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The Board of Directors of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Prosperity Awards Gala!  The event will be on Thursday November 9th, 2017 at the Hilton Airport Hotel in East Boston.  Sponsorships are available.

The Prosperity Awards were established to honor and recognize East Boston’s most influential and impactful business and community leaders. They are the distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions to the economic and cultural prosperity of our city.

We are asking you, our members, to nominate local businesses and community leaders to be honored at the Gala. The criteria is a key leader, business, nonprofit or community member who has made an outstanding contribution to East Boston. We are looking for individuals and businesses who have been working to make our community a better place to live, work and play for children, families and seniors.

When choosing a local business owner to nominate, please keep in mind characteristics such as: contribution to the East Boston community; excellence in customer service; exceptional ethical business practices and standards; and outstanding storefront and curb appeal. In addition to business owners, nominations include residents and other key leaders and contributors to the community, who have gone above and beyond to make East Boston a better place to live.

Along with your nomination we ask for a brief explanation as to why you think your nominee should be honored. The deadline to submit your nominations is August 18th, 2017. Nominations can be submitted through this link or emailed to the Chamber office. For more info please contact the Chamber office at 617-569-5000,

The following is a full list of past honorees:

2014:   Neffo Cappuccio, Cappuccio Construction

Josephine Cuzzi, East Boston YMCA

Gina Fiandaca, City of Boston Transportation

Frank Fredella, Sterlingwear of Boston

Richard Gavegnano, East Boston Savings Bank

Bob Katz, Nu Tread Tire

Manny Lopes, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Diane Modica, Law Offices of Diane J. Modica

Veronica Robles, Veronica Robles Cultural Center

Joseph Ruggiero, Ruggiero Family Memorial Home

Chip Tuttle, Suffolk Downs

Walter Yourawski, East Boston Diamond & Gold

2015:   Rodrigo Angulo, Las Chiva

Cecilia Bardales, CB Tax Consulting

Eddie Contilli, Eddie C’s

Michelle Di Fronzo, IMEX Cargo

Phil Giffee, N.O.A.H.

Thomas Glynn, Massport

John Kelly, East Boston Social Centers

Vincent Lombardo, Lombardo Companies

John Mastrangelo, Kelly Square Pub

Pat Moscaritolo, Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau

Michel Nicastro, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Steven Roy, Elliott Whittier Insurance

Pat Todisco, Sr, Michael’s Auto Body

Joseph Tozza, Marty’s Furniture

John & Melissa Tyler, Maverick Marketplace

2016:   Grace Previte Magoon, MP Tax & Company

Roberto Family, Spinelli’s

Frank Santarpio and Family, Santarpio’s

Gabriela Salas, Aeromexico

Jose Callejas, La Hacienda

Angela Atenco Lopez, Angela’s Café

Dr. Matthew Mallen, Orient Heights Chiropractic

Paul Travaglini, First Priority Credit Union

John Ribiero, Community Advocate

David Arinella, Chief Probation Officer, Swim Coach

Nancy Lo Conte, Community Advocate

Marilyn Ford, Grace Church

Father Wayne Belschner, formerly of Sacred Heart Church