Businesses Awarded 'Best Of Auburn'

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The "Best of Auburn" award recipients were recognized at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce's breakfast Wednesday.
The "Best of Auburn" award recipients were recognized at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce's breakfast Wednesday. Photo Credit: Rick Sobey

AUBURN, Mass. – Businesses around town were named the “Best of Auburn” for several different categories at Wednesday's Auburn Chamber of Commerce’s awards breakfast at Pakachoag Church.

More than 1,300 residents nominated their favorite Auburn businesses throughout the summer in several categories, including best restaurant, bank, car dealer, fitness facility, gas station, family fun destination and more.

“The ‘Best of Auburn’ awards are done annually to acknowledge the wonderful job our businesses do each and every day and we thank them for their hospitality,” said Don Bourque, chamber president. “The contest proves that people notice the wonderful job they do in making Auburn the great community it is. We thank them for being a part of the Auburn business community.”

Here are the award recipients:

Restaurant: Chuck’s Steak House

Breakfast Location: The Coffee Mug

Lunch Location: Major League Roast Beef

Dinner Location: Chuck’s Steak House

Stand Alone Coffee Location: Dunkin Donuts (across from Auburn Mall)

Cultural Organization: Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester

Family Fun Destination: Crystal Caves

Bank: Webster Five Cents Savings Bank

Credit Union: Webster First Federal Credit Union

Car Dealer – New: Lundgren Honda of Auburn

Car Dealer – Used: Lundgren Honda of Auburn

Gas Station: Cumberland Farms/ Shell on Route 20

Teaching Facility: Auburn Yoga & Pilates Center

Fitness Facility: Auburn Yoga & Pilates Center

Insurance Agency: Winchester Insurance Agency

Nursery/Garden Center/Florist: Bells Lawn & Garden

Retail Location: Auburn Mall

Salon/Day Spa: Untamed Salon & Spa

Travel Agency: AAA Southern New England

Real Estate Agency: Emerson Realtors

Hotel/Motel: Fairfield Inn & Suites

Shopping Plaza/Mall: Auburn Mall

Civic-Minded Business: Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks

Dressed Retail Business: Auburn Mall

Dressed Manufacturing Business: Aimtek

Dressed Service/Professional Office: Akuity Technologies

Dressed Municipal/Civic Organization: Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks

In addition, Ann Klein-Flynn was recognized for her 30 years of chamber involvement. She will be resigning from the board of directors at the end of the month to continue her winter retirement in Florida so the chamber thanked her with a plaque.

“I didn't expect anything like that. It was lovely,” Klein-Flynn said. “I've enjoyed my time tremendously with the chamber. I've met some wonderful people.”

Door prizes and gift certificates were donated by The Coffee Mug, Untamed Salon & Spa, Sheldon’s Harley Davidson and Webster First Federal Credit Union.

Also, Greenbriar Gift Baskets showed off its talents with several baskets at the breakfast. For more information on the chamber and Greenbriar, visit and

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