The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce recognized 40 young professionals in the Island business community, handed out its annual business awards, and honored new and old members at the chamber’s annual event on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the Harbor View Hotel.

Nineteen Island chamber of commerce businesses were honored in the seventh annual Martha’s Business Awards, voted on by chamber members.

Martha’s Vineyard Community Service was honored in the Making Martha’s Vineyard a Better Place category, with Island Housing Trust receiving an honorable mention. Mark Snider, the owner of the Winnetu Oceanside Resort, was named Community Hero for his recent effort to reopen two historic Island movie theatres. Ann Smith of Featherstone Center for the Arts received an honorable mention in that category.

Nelson Mechanical was named Repair Extraordinaire, with Mueller Plumbing receiving honorable mention, and Crane Appliance won the award for Outstanding Customer Service. Honorable mentions in that category went to Edgartown National Bank and Harbor View Hotel.

There was a tie in the Everybody’s Favorite Place to Go category, with Lookout Tavern and Offshore Ale Company sharing the award. Honorable mentions went to Little House Cafe and Morning Glory Farm.

Steamship Authority terminal manager Bridget Tobin received the Turns the Ordinary into the Extraordinary award, with the Net Result receiving an honorable mention. Island restaurateur JB Blaue was voted Marketing Genius, with honorable mention going to Guinevere Cramer of Point B Realty.

Back Door Donuts took home the honors for Best Job for a Day, with Donaroma’s Nursery receiving an honorable mention.

Before the awards, Winnetu Oceanside Resort general manager Dan Scully, Servpro owner Beth Russell and Edgartown National Bank CFO Judy Soules were voted in as new members of the chamber’s board of directors. Paul Watts and Robet Clermont are retiring after many years of volunteer service.

For the first time, the chamber honored 40 Island business professionals with the 40 under 40(ish) awards.

“The Island is incredibly lucky to have such amazing younger talent who contribute so much to the local business community,” chamber executive director Nancy Gardella said in a press release. “We’re delighted to recognize these movers and shakers and to show our appreciation for their entrepreneurial skills.” The chamber said they expect the initiative to continue on a yearly or bi-yearly basis.

Those honored were Sophie Abrams, development manager at Island Housing Trust; Mary Anny Oggioni Defreitas, owner of Miss Mary’s Boutique Spa; Josh Aronie, executive chef at the Beach Plum Inn Restaurant and Home Port Restaurant; Max Bossman, photographer at Max Bossman Photography, owner of Boston Media Lab, and founder of Martha’s Vineyard Rentals; Emmeline Brown, program coordinator at Featherstone Center for the Arts; Samantha Church, owner of Driftwood Jewelry; Guinevere Cramer, social media and events manager, Point B Blog for Point B Realty; Eli Dagostino, photographer at Eli Dagostino Photography; Maik De Souza, owner of A-1 Cleaning; Yvonne Dennis-Stewart, owner of Spa at Mansion House; Phil daRosa, founder of TPS Productions; Brian Ditchfield, programming and Managing Director at The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival; Morgan Douglas; captain at Black Dog Tall Ships and Wharf; Katy Fuller, marketing, membership and events manager at Martha’s Vineyard Museum; Seth Gambino, owner of LaChoza; Josh Goldstein, manager at Mansion House Inn and Health Club; Nili Beth (Goldstein) Morgan, manager at Mansion House Inn and Health Club; Kristin Gosselin, owner and certified meeting professional, KG Events and Design; Sam Hart, executive director, ACE MV; Anthony Holand, metal sculptor and owner, Tuck and Holand.

Megan Honey, sales manager, Captain Cottages at Harbor View Hotel; Ana Ilievska, branch manager, Edgartown National Bank; Heather Kochin, owner of Rainy Day; Justin Melnick, executive chef at The Terrace at Charlotte Inn; Sara Mass, owner of CrossFit Martha’s Vineyard; Sydney Mullen, vice president of Edgartown Board Of Trade; Kristine Patnugot, co-owner of Scapegoats Goatscaping; Matt Rodenbaugh, systems administrator at Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank; Elizabeth Rothwell, regional director of marketing, Harbor View Hotel and The Kelley House; Mario (Eddie) Spindola, owner of ohDEER; John Stanwood, owner of Top Soil Permaculture; Chick Stapleton, owner of Island Spirit Kayak; Miesha L. Suber, catalyst at Legendary Apparel and LegendaryMV; Jasmine Thompson, owner of Jazen’s Art Studio and Create and Cocktails; John Tiernan, co-owner of The Dockside Inn; Joe van Nes, co-owner of Scapegoats Goatscaping; David Welch, photographer at David Welch Photography; Melany West, owner of Stagecoach Taxi; Noava Knight Wibel, manager of Chicken Alley Thrift Shop of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services; and Tilma Zyla, assistant vice president and retail branch administration at Edgartown National Bank.