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Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Names Award Winners

HOLYOKE — Bryan Marcotte, dealer principal of Marcotte Ford, has been named 2016 Business Person of the Year by the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, and Michael Regan of Goss & McLain Insurance was selected to receive the Henry A. Fifield Award for Voluntary Service to the Chamber.

Marcotte Ford has been a Holyoke business since 1961. Marcotte said he is honored and humbled to be selected. “This award reflects everyone in our company. We have a great group of hardworking, loyal employees, and this award belongs to the entire team.”

Added Kathleen Anderson, president of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, “Marcotte is a staunch advocate for community, civic and nonprofit organizations, an exceptional business person, is good to this community, and a champion in charitable giving. He is most deserving of this recognition.”

The award has been presented annually to an outstanding business person for their contributions to the Greater Holyoke’s civic and business community since it was first presented to the late Daniel O’Connell in 1972.

Margaret Mantoni of Loomis Communities, chairperson of the chamber’s board of directors, announced the plans for the award presentation. Marcotte will be honored at the Business Person of the Year Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Delaney House.

The Henry A. Fifield Award for Voluntary Service to the Chamber is named for the late Henry Fifield, former Ampad executive and civic leader who served in leadership positions with the chamber for many years.

Regan has been with Goss & McLain for 11 years, and his service includes the chamber ambassador committee, chair of the Chamber Cup golf committee, and chair of the chamber’s membership committee. He was also a recent recipient of the 2015 BNI Regional Member of the Year award, which is given out annually by Business Network International.

Tickets for the awards dinner are $60. Reservations and dinner selections may be made by registering online at holyokechamber.com or by calling the chamber office at (413) 534-3376. The public is invited to attend.

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