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Who Will Be Peabody's Next Mary Upton Ferrin Honoree?

The Ferrin Award recognizes a local woman who has made great contributions to the community. Nominations are due to the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce by Feb. 4.

Peabody High Vocational Director Maria Ferri was the 20th honoree of the Chamber's Mary Upton Ferrin Award in 2013. Credit: Courtesy
Peabody High Vocational Director Maria Ferri was the 20th honoree of the Chamber's Mary Upton Ferrin Award in 2013. Credit: Courtesy
The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for its annual community service awards, which includes the Mary Upton Ferrin Award.

Every March, in conjunction with Women's History Month, the Chamber recognizes one local woman who demonstrates the same fearless drive, leadership and humanitarian advocacy as 19th century Peabody suffragette Mary Upton Ferrin.

Last year, Peabody High Vocational Director Maria Ferri was added to the company of Ferrin honorees, including late Holocaust survivor Sonia Weitz, Audrey Gordon (co-founder of the Progeria Research Foundation), former city councilor Judy Selesnick and present and former Haven from Hunger directors Alyse Barbash and Trudy MacIntyre.

The other service awards are for business leadership, community spirit and the Desiree King Award, which recognizes local women who own or operate a Chamber member business and who demonstrate business excellence, embody an entrepreneurial spirit and are inspirational to others.

Nominations are due Feb. 4. You can find more details here.

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