• Annual Awards Celebration

  • Do you know an awesome person who gives their all to their community and/or workplace? Or a business that goes above and beyond? Consider nominating them for recognition at the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce 48th Annual Awards on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Mt. Abram! Categories include:

    Maine Guide Award

    Henry H. Hastings Award for Citizenship

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Business of the Year Award

    Forest Products Industry Award

    Public Service Award

    Bethel Area Non-Profit Leadership Award

    Rising Star Entrepreneur Award

    Ski Industry Professional of the Year Award

    Education Professional of the Year Award

    Service & Retail Professional of the Year Award

    Hospitality Professional of the Year Award

    Nominate here by April 5!


  • Apply for a SkiEsta Scholarship

    The owners of SkiEsta in Newry, Sophia Bilinsky and Walter Shevchuk, will be awarding a minimum of two $1,000 scholarships to area residents who fit into one of the following categories:

    1. A high school senior who has been accepted and is committed to attending college or pursuing a formal higher education degree;
    2. An area resident who is interested in attending The Eddy School in Newry and is identified by it as a need-based student; and
    3. Any adult who is enrolled in continuing education or change of career training (e.g. training to become a plumber, electrician, or courses to further expertise in a trade).

    To apply, please write a simple letter describing the way the funds will be used and discussing why you believe you are the best candidate for the scholarship money.  Be sure to include name, mailing address, telephone, and email on your essay.  In the case of high school student applicants, please forward your GPA/transcript with your essay.  Priority will be given to residents of Newry although anyone in the Sunday River area may apply.

    Letters should be sent by April 7, 2017 to The Owners, Ski Esta, 343 E. Hillendale Road, Kennett Square, PA  19348. Scholarship winners will be announced at the annual Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner, May 5, 2017, at Mt. Abram. The SkiEsta owners will donate at least one Awards Celebration ticket to each recipient so that he/she may attend the dinner.



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