Folks gathered in Ellsworth this evening to celebrate a successful year at the annual Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce meeting and banquet.This year’s event was held at the Grand in Ellsworth. The evening began with a social hour, allowing folks to mingle. A live band played and food was served.Kevin Tessio, President of the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce, says despite many challenges and a tough economic year, many businesses in the area were very successful. “It’s important in these times when you hear things aren’t so good this area is growing and doing really well and it’s because of the leadership of all of our member businesses.”Several awards were presented this evening. The Top Drawer Award was given to Bangor Savings Bank. New Business of the Year went to Goodwill Industries. Citizen of the Year, was presented to Robert Merrill.