Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023
7:30 to 9 a.m.
Danversport Yacht Club


Join the North Shore Chamber — together with its premiere sponsor, UniCare, and supporting sponsor, O’Donnell Funeral Services — as we honor the region’s veterans and military at our third annual Salute to Veterans Breakfast.
The program will also feature the presentation of the Minuteman Service Award recognizing selfless dedication and support of our military and veterans communities.

Thanks to the generosity of UniCare, O’Donnell Funeral Services, and the Chamber’s member businesses, all veterans and members of the military are invited to attend for free (advance registration for all attendees is required).


Registration and Sponsorships
Salute to Veterans 2022
UniCare logo
O'Donnell Funeral Service logo

2023 Minuteman Service Award Nominations

The Minuteman Service Award recognizes one individual and one business demonstrating selfless dedication and outstanding leadership to our country in support of our military or veterans community. Our Salute to Veterans Committee — comprised of Chamber members, active military and veterans — will review all nominations in making their selection for our 2023 recipients.

Minuteman Service Award Eligibility Criteria
The nominee (individual or business/organization) must reside, do business or operate in Massachusetts.
The nominee has demonstrated exceptional service to the military and/or veterans community through volunteering, advocacy, community projects or other actions.
The nominee has devoted a significant amount of time to public service in the local community and/or the Commonwealth.
Please note: Current or prior military service is not a requirement for the award.

Deadline for nominations: Thursday, Oct. 6

Salute to Veterans Minuteman Service Award

Salute to Veterans Sponsorship & Ticket Pricing

  • Chamber Member Ticket: $55

  • Non-member Ticket: $75

  • Free for Veterans and Military, with thanks to our generous sponsors (registration required)

Salute to Veterans sponsorship sheet

2023 Freedom Sponsors

2023 Patriot Sponsors

Coastal Windows & Exteriors
Mayflower Recover



The North Shore Chamber and UniCare had the privilege of co-hosting our annual tribute to our veterans and servicemen and women on Nov. 10 at the Boston Marriott Peabody.
Thank you to our keynote speaker – Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts – who left us all inspired and grateful for his valor, loyalty and dedication in defense of our nation in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Congratulations to Minutemen Service Award honorees Kristine Babcock, the retired veterans services coordinator for North Shore Community College in Danvers, and Coastal Windows & Exteriors, Inc. of Beverly and its owner, Stephanie Vanderbilt, who were recognized for their exceptional acts of leadership and commitment on behalf of our nation’s military.
We extend our appreciation to the many businesses and individuals who supported our Salute to Veterans Breakfast through their generous sponsorship of tickets to allow our veterans and member of the military to attend the event for free.
Thank you also to the members of our Host Committee who volunteered their time and talents to the success of our annual celebration of patriotism, service and our nation’s military.

2022 Co-Host and Premiere Sponsor

UniCare logo

2022 Freedom Sponsors

Salem Five Bank Logo
newburyport bank
Enbridge Logo
Shawmut Strategies Group

2022 Patriot Sponsors

Solomon Private Wealth
Coastal Windows & Exteriors
Profile Research
North Shore Nissan
iCorps Technologies
North Shore Bank
ENCON Commercial Services
Union Oyster House