Annual Awards  

Thursday, September 30, 2021: To be presented virtually on Facebook Live starting at 7 p.m.

Presented by Consumers Energy and West Shore Bank.


 

4 Awards Presented to Area Leaders

The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner is our opportunity to recognize community leaders with four awards: Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Community Service Award and Future Five Awards.


 

Business of the Year Award – 20 or More Employees

The purpose of this award is to recognize a business that has made an impact on our community through business expertise and community service. The business must be located in Mason County and be a member of the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Business of the Year award is judged on the business’ ability to demonstrate excellence in business practices through sales, quality of service, customer service, leadership and/or community involvement. Nominations must include a written summary of why this business deserves the award.

A committee will narrow the nominations to four.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Small Business of the Year Award – 20 Employees or Fewer

The purpose of this award is to recognize a business that has made an impact on our community through business expertise and community service. The business must be located in Mason County and be a member of the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Business of the Year award is judged on the business’ ability to demonstrate excellence in business practices through sales, quality of service, customer service, leadership and/or community involvement. Nominations must include a written summary of why this business deserves the award.

A committee will narrow the nominations to four.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Community Service Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual or group for their accomplishments in offering service to the community on a volunteer basis.

Nominations must include a written summary of what volunteer efforts were made by the individual or group, and why they should be considered for the award.

A committee will narrow the nominations to four.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Future Five Awards

Future Five recognizes five area young professionals who are growing and excelling in their respective fields. These individuals are currently influencing the growth, prosperity, and quality of life in Mason County and demonstrate the ability to positively impact the area in the future through professional accomplishments and community involvement.

The awards are open to anyone living or working in Mason County. Nominees must be age 21-40 on or before December 31, 2020. Nominees must agree to be profiled in news features reviewing the award. Nominees are required to complete a bio survey upon nomination.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

 

Business of the Year: Past Recipients
2018: Floracraft corporation

2017: Smith & Eddy Insurance

2016: Shade Tree Mechanic, LLC

2015: Cartier Mansion Bed & Breakfast

2014: McDonald’s Bakery

2013: Kaines West Michigan

2012: West Shore Bank

2011: Ludington Beverage Company

2010: Western Land Services

Community Service: Past Recipients

2018: Marie Fay and Yvonne Bess-Jones

2017: Gary Andersen

2016: Kathy Radtke

2015: Mason County Sports Hall of Fame

2014: David & Sandra Gibbs

2013: Circle ‘S’ Children’s Farm

2012: Dr. William Anderson

2011: Mark & Susie Boon

2010: Sandcastles Children’s Museum

Future Five: Past Recipients

2019 WINNERS

  • Melissa Alvarado
  • Mitch Foster
  • Katie Miller
  • Ben Nickelson
  • Annie O’Connor

2018 WINNERS

  • Leta Bowman
  • Alisha Christensen
  • Christine Lamb
  • Lindsey Lindbloom
  • Kelly Parker

2017 Winners

  • Jorhie Beadle
  • Seth Earl
  • Jamie Healy
  • Monica Schuyler
  • Nick Tykoski

2016 Winners

  • Adam Lamb
  • Spence Riggs
  • Shelby Soberalski
  • Jamie Spore
  • Crystal Young

2015 Winners

  • Kathryn Glancy
  • Erica Karmeisool
  • Adam Sheren
  • Jen Tooman
  • Heather Tykoski

2014 Winners

  • Lisa Cooper
  • Carrie Kosla
  • Lynda Matson
  • Kaley Petersen
  • Dean Raven

2013 Winners – Inaugural Class

  • Andy Thomas
  • Travis Miedema
  • Brandy Henderson
  • Brad Reed
  • Megan Josefowicz
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Past Recipients

2018: THE Q SMOKEHOUSE

Sponsor the Chamber Annual Awards & Dinner

Contact the Chamber for a list of available Sponsorship Opportunities.
Sponsors Receive:

  • Business name printed on program
  • Business name listed in promotional materials
  • Business thank you on photo slide show
  • Recognition and thank you in Weekly Update, and Monthly E-Blast

The Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce is a professional business organization laser focused on serving the betterment of the communities and its business members. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Brandy Miller and the Chamber board have made difficult but essential decisions impacting the events and sponsorships within our communities. Their focus has remained the safety and viability of the businesses and communities they represent. The weight of these decisions has been a heavy burden on an organization with a purpose of service.

Even with cancellations of beloved and economically critical events due to the very real safety concerns of COVID-19, the Chamber has relentlessly continued to promote our communities and evolve the way we all conduct business. They have continued to drive home our tourism campaigns, our economic development, and our business education and networking programs.

Importantly, the Chamber has been a conduit for critical information relating to COVID-19. This information has ranged from pandemic updates to grant and funding opportunities for many of the small businesses most injured by shutdowns and restrictions. Every time there are new state and federal programs available to assist small businesses, the Chamber is communicating that to its members and the community at large. Additionally, the Chamber has assisted local businesses in procuring critical PPE in order to remain safe and enable adherence to CDC, Executive Order, and Michigan Health and Human Services and MIOSHA compliance.

The Chamber has managed all this communication in a non-partisan manner.

We can all be proud to be represented by such an organization.

Tad Reed

Ludington Beverage

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