The Newtown Business Association presented its annual awards at an event Tuesday. The following local businesses and businesspeople were recognized:
Community Service Award: Jacki Pitkow, Tastefully Simple
This recognition is awarded to an NBA member whose dedicated commitment and meritorious service exemplifies an outstanding contribution to the community through benevolent acts and dedication of significant volunteer hours, demonstrating a genuine desire to serve charitable causes and help those in need.
President’s Award: Harry Rose, Rose Group
This award is to recognize an NBA member whose dedicated leadership and outstanding contribution exemplifies the spirit of giving back to the community, by making the services of his/her business available to support charitable and nonprofit endeavors, especially the NBA.
Distinguished Service Award: Beverly Dimler, Penns Trail Self Storage
This recognition is awarded to an NBA member whose outstanding service to the NBA has gone above and beyond what can normally be expected of a volunteer, to further the growth, development and professionalism of the organization.
Unsung Hero Award: Roger Wilson
This recognition is awarded to an NBA member or nonmember whose selfless acts of giving without seeking personal gain or attention exemplifies the highest levels of community spirit.
Brian Gregg Humanitarian Award: Mick Petrucci
In memoriam of Officer Brian S. Gregg, who bravely gave of himself in the line of duty to protect and serve his community. This recipient, like the altruistic actions of Officer Gregg, embodies the selfless commitment to serve others with a generosity of spirit and a heroic dedication, to help strengthen and improve Newtown and its surrounding communities.
Business of the Year Award: Action Karate
This distinguished award is to honor and recognize an exemplary NBA business. This company’s member(s) has dedicated time, support, and participation, in an effort to help the NBA as an organization, in turn supporting the NBA mission of promoting Newtown