BELFAST — Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Rollie’s Bar & Grill, will hold an in-person Business After Hours at the Waldo County Shrine Club Nov. 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The highlight of the gathering will be presentation of the 2021 Annual Chamber Awards.

In its announcement, the chamber board thanked all who voted in this year’s awards competition, which garnered a record 1,638 votes submitted for the following nominees:

Business Growth Award

Cornerspring Montessori School, First National Bank, Front Street Shipyard, Hamlin’s Marine, Maine Outdoor Sportsman, Marshall Wharf Brewing Co., GO Lab Inc., Stone Fox Farm Creamery and Waterfall Arts.

Hometown Heritage Award

Anglers Restaurant, Belfast Free Library, BlueJacket Shipcrafters, Home Supply Center, Mathews Brothers, Riposta Funeral Home, Waldo Community Action Partners and Young’s Lobster Pound.

Innovation Award

GO Lab Inc., Loyal Biscuit, Waldo Community Action Partners, and Waldo County General Hospital, COVID response.

New Business Award

DoryWoman Rowing, Must Be Nice Lobster, The Club Marina & Bar, The Scone Goddess, Unity Kitchen and Wild Grace Farm.

Waldo County Business Award

Chase Toys Inc., Edward Jones – Lincolnville, Friends of Sears Island, LCI Fiber Optic Network, Northport Golf Club, Penobscot Marine Museum, Stockton Harbor Yurts and UniTel.

Citizen of the Year Award

Bob MacGregor, Bryant Dutch, Erin Herbig, John Gibbs, Ned Lightner, Mary Mortier and Rob Newcomb.