The Greater Ossipee Area Chamber of Commerce presented its Business of the Year award and Businessperson of the Year awards at its annual dinner on Oct. 20th. This year's event was at Indian Mound Golf Course, hosted by Jonathan Rivers and his team. After hosting 2020 virtually, it was fantastic to be able to celebrate in person with the Chamber members.
The 2021 Business of the Year went to Harley Jack's Burgers & Brews located on Rte. 16 in Ossipee. Although Tim Carnes, owner of Harley Jacks Burgers & Brews, had his challenges over the past year, from major road construction on Route 16 to a significant flood, they proved that they were a force to be reckoned with. Mr. Carnes was able to pivot his Business outside after the damage from the flooding in the restaurant and still served over 10,000 meals and raised above $15,000 to local charities. Mr. Carnes and his Harley Jack's team still managed to raise over $45,000 in total over the year for charities such as Jeepin' for Vets, Fur-Ever Friends, Wheeling for Homelessness, Adaptive Sports, and many more. Mr. Carnes stated that he is very grateful for the support of his family and his employees, that none of this would have been possible without their dedication to him and Harley Jack's Burgers and Brews.