The Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce Honors
AVA Gallery and Art Center with
The 2011 Business Innovator of the Year Award
"AVA, under the dedicated eye and creative mind of Bente Torjusen, has evolved into a critical contributor to the cultural, economic and lifestyle dimensions of the Upper Valley. It has brought disparate people and organizations together to help shape what has been transformed from a tired local art facility to a regional center where people of all ages and experiences can pursue personal interests that continue to elevate the profile of the arts in the Upper Valley. AVA’s impact in our region… and beyond… is awe-inspiring."
—Excerpt from the 2011 Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce Business Community Leadership Awards Program