May 23 2016
Burlington Residents/Workers Honored as Chopps Champions
By: Rich Hosford
Who are Burlington’s heroes?
Last Week Chopps American Bar & Grill and the Boston Marriott Burlington held the 3rd Annual Chopps Champions, a community-wide contest to salute those who make a difference in Burlington.
There were winners in six categories who were nominated and voted in by members of the communities. Those categories were Technology, Healthcare, Education, Businesses, Military/First Responders and Community.
The winners received dinner for four at Chopps American Bar & Grill, 100,000 Marriott points, and the Boston Marriott Burlington donated $1,000 to each winner's designated charity.
The winners honored last week are:
Business: Brendan Stapleton, owner of Fitness Together.
Charity: Nashoba Learning Center.
Community: Julie Quinn, Co-Chair of the Burlington Relay for Life
Charity: American Cancer Society
Education: Renee Dacey, Burlington High School World Language Department Chair
Charity: The Mama Bear Effect
Military/First Responder: Eric Fitzgerald and William Toland. On December 9, 2015, the pair responded to a woman in labor and delivered her baby in an ambulance on the side of the road.
Charity: Dan Fahey Fall Classic
Healthcare: Patricia Toye, RN, BS, Lahey Health Center
Charity: People Helping People
Technology: Mike Lewis, VP of Marketing at Everbridge, Inc.
Charity: Autism Speaks
(Cover photo from the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce's Facebook page, see more photos).