Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 12 : Spring 2012 - Page 76

Chamber Honors Outstanding Business and Citizens in Central Aroostook The annual dinner for the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Presque Isle Area Chamber of Commerce) is always an exciting time. It’s a chance to get dressed up and have a fun night out, mingling with friends and colleagues and networking with prospective new ones. Most importantly, it is the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of some special people in our community. Never was that more true than this year during the annual dinner held in January. The recipients are all outstanding examples of individuals who through their generous spirits have impacted and improved the lives of many in Central Aroostook County and beyond. These awards are made possible through the sponsorship of Presque Isle’s Rotary, Kiwanis and Elks Clubs. Business of the Year Clukey’s Auto Supply The Clukey family has been providing service in the automotive field since 1984 to the citizens of Aroostook County. In 2011, Tom and Gail Clukey purchased additional property on Main Tom and Gail Clukey accept their Street and renovated their award from Jim McKenney (center). entire property, improving photo courtesy of Star Herald the physical appearance of the corner of Main & Park Streets, adding display area to their store and increasing employment. This expansion and refurbishing has added to the vitality of downtown Presque Isle. The Clukeys have also b Y[