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NBA Awards Members for 2017 Service

Posted on: January 26th, 2018

Phyllis Ashcraft, Solutions for Transition, Community Service Award; Dan Schaffer, First National Bank, Business of the Year Award; Marc Blatstein, E Mortgage Management, Unsung Hero Award; Gadi Naaman, Potential Inc, NBA Humanitarian Award; Sunil Dhavaliker (posthumously, accepted by wife Hemal, pictured), Kumon Math & Reading Center, President's Award; Ken Cronlund, Bee, Bergvall & Co., Distinguished Service Award.

At the January NBA Member Breakfast Meeting, NBA members (pictured above) were recognized for service during 2017.  Below are descriptions of the awards:

Community Service Award
This recognition is awarded to an NBA member whose dedicated commitment and meritorious service exemplifies an outstanding contribution to our community through benevolent acts & dedication of significant volunteer hours, demonstrating a genuine desire to serve charitable causes and help those in need.

Business of the Year
This distinguished award is to honor and recognize an exemplary NBA business.  This company’s member(s) has dedicated time, support, and participation in an effort to help the NBA as an organization, in turn supporting the NBA mission of promoting Newtown as an ideal place to live, shop, and work.

Unsung Hero Award
This recognition is awarded to an NBA member or nonmember whose selfless acts of giving without seeking personal gain or attention exemplifies the highest levels of community spirit.

NBA Humanitarian Award
This recipient embodies the selfless commitment to serve others with a generosity of spirit and a heroic dedication, to help strengthen and improve Newtown and its surrounding communities.

President's Award
This award is to recognize an NBA member whose dedicated leadership and outstanding contribution exemplifies the spirit of giving back to the community, by making the services of his/her business available to support charitable and nonprofit endeavors, especially the NBA.

Distinguished Service Award
This distinguished award is to honor and recognize an exemplary NBA business. This company’s member(s) has dedicated time, support, and participation, in an effort to help the NBA as an organization, in turn supporting the NBA mission of promoting Newtown as an ideal place to live, shop, and work.

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