Historian/photographer/Current contributor Dan Dixey wins Person of the Year

The Marblehead Chamber of Commerce honored historian and photographer Dan Dixey as the 2023 Person of the Year at its 71st annual meeting Thursday night at the Corninthian Yacht Club.

Dan Dixey accepts his Person of the Year award at the Chamber of Commerce annual meeting. CURRENT PHOTOS / LEIGH BLANDER

Dixey has more than 5,000 photographs of historic Marblehead and his feature The Dixey Collection appears regularly in the Current.

Dixey has published photography books and recently produced a documentary on lobstering in Marblehead. His wife, children and grandkids all cheered him on as he acccepted his award.

Other award recipients included:

The Chamber of Commerce hosts its 71st annual meeting and announces award winners at the Corinthian Yacht Club.

Frank Regan Community Service Award: Kyle Wiley, administrative assistant at Abbot Hall

Frank Regan Community Service Award: Teri McDonough, social services coordinator at the Marblehead Counseling Center and housing advocate

Business of the Year: Marblehead Animal Hospital 

Nonprofit Organization of the Year: Marblehead All-Sports Boosters 

Harbor Award: Bill Conly, author of “Marblehead’s Waterfront: The Marblehead Transportation Company, Ferries, Police Boats and Harbormasters”

Special Recognition: Marblehead Current 

Special Recognition: Marblehead Weekly News

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Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter. She also works as a PR specialist.

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