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CDP Seeks Nominations for Annual Community Awards

Excellence in community service, entrepreneurship recognized...


The Community Development Partnership (CDP) seeks nominations from the community for two Awards presented annually to distinguished community members. The 14th Annual Gwen Pelletier Award for Excellence in Community Service and the 5th Annual Norm Edinberg Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship will be presented at the CDP’s 27th Annual Meeting, which will be held on Thursday, March 29th at Karoo Restaurant, Eastham, MA.  

The Gwen Pelletier Award for Excellence in Community Service was created to honor former longtime CDP Executive Director, Gwen Pelletier for her years of service to the Lower Cape Community. It recognizes individuals, businesses or organizations for their involvement and support for maintaining the economic diversity of the Lower Cape.

“We have so many individuals and organizations on the Lower Cape working to create opportunities for our low- to moderate-income neighbors,” says CDP Chief Executive Officer, Jay Coburn.  “Presenting the Gwen Pelletier Award each year is an important way for us to recognize those efforts that are such a critical part of building a stronger Lower Cape community.”

The organization is looking for local individuals, businesses or organizations that have:

  • Demonstrated a positive effect on the community or population.

  • Contributed to a program that improves the livability of the local community.

  • Demonstrated goodwill built by developing collaborative efforts with local communities and partnerships with other organizations.

  • Demonstrated thoroughness in program/project planning & implementation.

The Norm Edinberg Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship was created to honor the late Norm Edinberg, former longtime CDP Board Member, for his years of service to the Lower Cape business community. The Award recognizes an established Lower Cape business owner who has utilized CDP business and credit services, and who has an established community connection through social responsibility, environmental sustainability, volunteer time or financial contributions.

“Small businesses and entrepreneurs are the engine of the Lower Cape economy and so many of those businesses are leaders in building community,” says Coburn.  We are delighted to recognize a talented business owner invested in their success, and committed to creating opportunities for their employees and their community.”

The organization is looking for Lower Cape business owners that have:

  • Used the business and credit services offered by the CDP (loans, technical assistance, training, etc.)

  • Been in business for a minimum of five years

  • 3 or more full time employees (including themselves)

  • An established community connection either through social responsibility, environmental sustainability, volunteer time or financial contributions

  • The business is located in Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, Brewster, Chatham or Harwich

If you know of an individual or business that you feel meets the above qualities, please forward your nomination by Friday, February 23, 2018 to Britt Beedenbender at the CDP, britt@capecdp.org or 3 Main Street Mercantile, Unit 7 Eastham, MA 02642.  Nomination forms are available here: Gwen Pelletier Award for Excellence in Community Service and Norm Edinberg Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship.  Contact Britt with questions – (508) 240-7873 x25.

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