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Chamber Recognizes Attleboro's Best

Three Attleboro residents and one business were awarded with Persons and Business of the Year.

Attleboro were awarded and recognized for their contributions to their community at the United Regional Chamber of Commerce's 95th Person of the Year ceremony Thursday night.

The trio were presented with awards by Chamber President Jack Lank during a ceremony held at the in Foxborough for their efforts in revitalizing the Attleboro Farmers Market.

The award went to an Attleboro company, E.A. Dion Company. The company is a full-service jewelry manufacturing company started in Attleboro 43 years ago by Edward Dion. The business is run by his three sons Ted, Dennis and Roland.

In addition to providing employment to more than 90 employees and many local suppliers throughout the area, the Dion brothers are very active and are huge supporters of the community, according to Lank. They each hold leadership roles in the Boy Scouts of America, the, , , the and many others.

Gretchen Robinson November 14, 2011 at 03:51 PM
Congratulations and thank you for all your devoted work on the Attleboro's Farmer's Market.
Laura Dolan November 14, 2011 at 04:32 PM
The Farmer's Market made my summer! I love being able to get fresh veggies and Scorpios bread 2 minutes from my house!!! I thought it was a huge success!
Gretchen Robinson November 14, 2011 at 04:50 PM
Me, too. That to me is the 'real' Attleboro and not the political subculture here. All winter I'll be remembering those wonderful times outdoors in the sun with some neat people all having fun together.
Erin November 14, 2011 at 07:34 PM
Farmer's Market was an incredible addition to Attleboro this summer. It actually got me out of bed early on a Saturday. Nason family honey and Scorpio's bread were my highlights as well as the non food vendors. I bought my brother and sister-in-law an engagement gift from Olive Spoon Studios. I am very much looking forward to next summer's market.
Roxanne Houghton November 14, 2011 at 07:48 PM
Thank-you Rick - Martha - Eddie and Heather for all of your hard work to make Attleboro a better and closer-knit place to live. You have really made a difference!
Gretchen Robinson November 14, 2011 at 08:50 PM
not to forget Be Sweet Bakery! Two moms with kids helping out, enjoying the camaraderie. They're red chocolate brownies and lemon squares helped us get through 6 days in August without electricity after TS Irene. Then there's John Atkinson, who it turns out is the son of old church friends. He made a necklace out of an old silver baby spoon that I treasure. That kind of thing doesn't happen at big box stores.
Eddie Porreca November 15, 2011 at 02:13 AM
Thank you folks for such kind words. The enjoyment that the Farmers Market brought to you and so many others has been worth every single effort. Cannot wait to see everyone in the spring!!

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