Next month, the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce will bestow its highest accolade – one awarded annually – on Marblehead resident Brian Wheeler, who has been involved in the town’s arts scene for decades.
The Chamber will properly honor Wheeler with the Rey Moulton Person of the Year Award when the nonprofit’s members convene in the Corinthian Yacht Club, 1 Nahant St., for their 70th annual meeting on Sept. 27.
Wheeler has been the longtime chairperson of the performing arts portion of the Marblehead Festival of Arts, and that job includes oversight of as well as getting the ducks in a row for the Marblehead Crocker Park concert. The undertaking takes a legion of volunteers to pull off and months of planning.
The Crocker Park concert series returned in July after a two-year hiatus. In an interview with the Mabrlehad News, Wheeler said the Performing Arts Committee takes very seriously its duties to assemble an eclectic lineup and create an atmosphere where the public and neighbors can unite “under the umbrella of music.”
The Chamber invites the public to its annual meeting (Tickets can be bought here: https://bit.ly/3RlCz2c ) and celebrate not just Wheeler but also the entire slate of 2022 community-award recipients:
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Mud Puddle Toys
FRANK REGAN COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Melissa Stacey, Discover Marblehead
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
Dollars For Scholars
The Marblehead Disabilities Commission
and The Marblehead Harbors & Waters Board
Adam Moore, Academy Mortgage
Becky Curran Cutting, Marblehead town planner