The 2013 Celebration of Excellence
On Tuesday evening, May 7 2013, Enterprise Bank presented its 4th Celebration of Excellence on a magnificent spring evening at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Having been inaugurated in November of 2009, The Celebration of Excellence has become one of those “don’t miss” events that has built a stellar reputation because the focus is entirely community based. The Award Recipients’ stories are always exciting, compelling and inspiring; the atmosphere is highly festive; the food service is remarkable and plentiful; and it is a terrific opportunity for all who attend to meet new friends and greet long-time acquaintances.
Ms. Bonnie St. John was the Keynote Speaker for an event that had previously featured such luminaries as Theo Epstein, Tedy Bruschi and Chris Gardner, at the podium. Ms. St. John is the first African American ever to win Olympic or Paralympic medals in ski racing, taking home one silver and two bronze medals for downhill events at the 1984 Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria.
Bonnie St. John is a Magna Cum Laude Graduate of Harvard University and a Rhodes Scholar. Together with her daughter, Darcy, she co-authored her most recent #1 best seller; How Great Women Lead. She was honored at a White House reception for her Olympic triumph by President George W. Bush, and was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a Director of Human Capital Issues on the White House Economic Council. In 2010, Ms. St. John once again represented the USA as a member of President Obama’s official delegation to the Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Please take a moment to look through this Celebration of Excellence website. You will find all of this year’s Award Recipients to whom you can send your congratulations. You will also be able to see all of our past Award Recipients, view videos of their acceptance speeches, and peruse this year’s impressive panel of impartial judges.
Enterprise Bank would like to thank everyone who sent in a nomination, all those nominees that completed applications, and our 2013 panel of judges who shouldered the unenviable responsibility of selecting Award Winners from a field of so many deserving candidates.