Awards & Recognitions

The Vaillancourts accepting an award at the Retailers Association of Massachusetts

Since the company’s inception, Vaillancourt Folk Art has been honored with awards and recognition from organizations both regional and national. These awards vary from business recognitions, including marketing and public relations, through our community service involvement.  We are honored and humbled to be recognized for doing what we try to do best: making people be reminded of the joy of the holidays—regardless the time of year or location.

  • 1989Entrepreneur of the YearArthur Young Corporate Award
  • 1994Cornerstone Award presented by Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce for their active involvement in promoting the Blackstone Valley
  • 1995Citation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts presented by the commonwealth for promoting the Blackstone valley
  • 2000Shining Star Award presented by Umass Childrens Medical Center for support of Childrens Health Initiatives
  • 2000Extra Mile Award presented by Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce for continued promotion of the Blackstone valley
  • 2001United States Postal Award for Citizenship Achievement for promoting the Sutton chain of lights
  • 2001Starlight Foundation Annual Childrens Award for their support of the starlight Foundation
  • 2003John H Chaffee Citizen of the Year Award presented by the National Heritage Corridor
  • 2004John H Chaffee Citizen of the Year Award presented by the National Heritage Corridor as citizens of the year for the Sutton 300
  • 2007Entrepreneur of the Year Award presented by the Worcester Business Journal to Gary and Judi
  • 2007Community Service RAMAE Award presented by the Retailers Association of Massachusetts
  • 2009Heart of Gold award presented by the Starlight Foundation for their work with the Starlight children
  • 2010Central Massachusetts Family Business Award, presented by the Worcester Business Journal
  • 20101,000 Greatest Places in Massachusetts presented by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism
  • 2011Best of Show presented by Small Friends on Nantucket