Grebien, Ward to be honored by chamber

Grebien, Ward to be honored by chamber

LINCOLN – Mayor Donald Grebien of Pawtucket and Thomas Ward, founder and publisher of The Valley Breeze, will each be honored this year at the Feb. 11 annual dinner of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce.

John Gregory, president and CEO of the chamber, announced the awards this week.

Grebien will be receiving the Barbara C. Bulingame Award established in 2003 to recognize a Rhode Island elected official who has made outstanding contributions to the business community.

Ward will be given the Ben Mondor Award, established in 2010 in the name of the late owner of the Pawtucket Red Sox. According to the chamber, it's given annually to an individual who goes above and beyond philanthropically.