Chopps Champions To Accept Nominations For Local Heroes From March 12 To March 23

BURLINGTON, MA — Chopps Champions, an annual online community-wide contest to recognize and salute local heroes in Business, Community, Education, First Responders / Military, Healthcare and Technology, is celebrating its 5th year by expanding from exclusively Burlington to include north suburban towns.

The public is invited to nominate themselves or others who demonstrate excellence in their field through leadership, achievement, and volunteerism. Nominees must live or work in Burlington, Bedford, Billerica, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, Woburn or Hanscom Air Force Base.

The community-wide contest kicks off March 12th. Entries are being accepted through March 23rd only at Participants may nominate themselves or others by simply submitting either a picture and written story (up to 400 words) or a videotaped story (1-3 minutes long) explaining how they have demonstrated excellence in their field and why they should be considered a Local Hero.

“Hosting Chopps Champions is our way of honoring men and women who have made a big impact in the lives of so many,” said Mark Young, General Manager of the Boston Marriott Burlington. “To celebrate our fifth year, we are thrilled to expand our scope and invite those who live and work in other north suburban towns to join their neighbors in Burlington in this exciting process and recognize the heroes who live in their local communities.”

Voting will be open to the public March 27th – April 6th, and participants should encourage their friends, family and co-workers to vote for their entry at  In May, six Chopps Champions, one representing each category, will be honored as a Local Hero.  In addition to winning prizes, Chopps Champions will be asked to choose a favorite charity to which the hotel will donate $1,000 per champion.

Last year’s champions and the charities they chose were: Lisa Healy, Nashoba Learning Group; Judy Walsh, People Helping People; Jourdon Marino, The Catherine Pappas and Family Pediatric Oncology Challenge; Don Tocci, National MS Society; Suzy Shields, Relay for Life of Burlington & The Connor Flanagan Foundation; Jen Dodge, Relay for Life of Burlington.

Chopps American Bar and Grill

Chopps American Bar and Grill is a modern Chophouse serving inspired American cooking including a variety of succulent cuts of all natural beef, fresh local seafood, and regional dishes. Both emulating and redefining the traditional Chophouse, Chopps’ warm and unpretentious setting offers comfort and style. A prominently featured open kitchen gives guests a glimpse behind the scenes, as they enjoy a dining experience filled with great food, drinks, and smart casual service.

Chopps lunch and dinner menus are designed to appeal to local residents, neighboring businesses, and hotel guest alike who will come for the delicious food, live entertainment, and bustling bar scene. For reservations call 781-221-6643 or visit

Boston Marriott Burlington

The Boston Marriott Burlington provides the ideal location for a business or leisure trip to the Greater Boston area. The ENERGY STAR® rated green hotel is just 17 miles from Boston and offers easy access to Lexington and Concord as well as local attractions and institutions such as the Burlington Mall, Hanscom Air Force Base, and Lahey Clinic. Boston Marriott Burlington offers 414 modern guest rooms, 4 suites, Chopps Bar, 14,570 sq ft of newly renovated state-of-the art meeting and event venues, a 9,000 sq ft Celebrate Ballroom and dining at Chopps American Bar and Grill. Hotel features and amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, complimentary WI-FI, and shuttle service to local destinations. Boston Marriott Burlington is located at One Burlington Mall Road in Burlington, MA. For more information, please call 781-229-6565 or visit

Pyramid Hotel Group

Pyramid Hotel Group is a privately held, Boston-based hotel company with over 100 hotels and resorts under hotel management and asset management.  Pyramid Hotel Group, ranked among the largest U.S. hotel management company by independent sources, provides hotel management, asset management and project management services to a broad array of hotel assets ranging from a 90- room select-service hotel to world-class properties with more than 1,000 rooms. Pyramid Hotel Group is a franchisee of all major hotel brand companies and an operator of independent four- and five-star hotels and resorts. Additional information is available at

(NOTE: The above press release is from Chopps Champions.)

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