Posted by Amanda Stonely September 26, 2011 10:03 AM
The "Best of Class" winners were selected in four categories, based on the size of the business. They were The Picklepot for sole proprietor, single owner/employee business; Ben & Jerry’s for businesses with one to five employees; North Shore Community Development Coalition, for businesses of six to 50 employees; and Salem State University, for businesses of 51 or more employees. There was also an honorable mention chosen for each of the four categories. Mayor Kimberley L. Driscoll presented the awards at the ceremony, held at Old Town Hall.
All participants earned a window sticker designating them a Green Salem Business Challenge Participant, with special sticker recognition given to the winners. The Challenge is a collaborative effort among the city, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, SalemRecycles, the Salem Renewable Energy Task Force, and the North Shore Transportation Management Association.