HOUGHTON, Michigan (January 17, 2017) — Registration is now open for the Keweenaw Community Spark Plug Awards Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 in Houghton.
The Keweenaw Community Spark Plug Awards is a celebration that recognizes local businesses, community projects, and individuals for their efforts in the 2016 calendar year. The event is organized and hosted by the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), MTEC SmartZone and Keweenaw Young Professionals (KYP).
Everyone in the community is encouraged to submit nominations for businesses, projects and individuals that have made significant strides in the community this past year. Nominations can be made by visiting the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce website at www.keweenaw.org. The deadline for all nominations is Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 5:00pm.
The dinner will take place at the Bonfire Grill, with awards handed out in six categories. All award recipients should be a member of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, KEDA, KYP or MTEC SmartZone.
The award categories are:
Growth – Company that has seen significant growth in employment and/or sales during the previous year.
Customer Service – Recognized by the community, other businesses, and customers for providing superior customer service.
Innovation / Transformation – New or existing company pursuing new products or services that hold great promise for local economic growth and employment. Or, that has made a significant change in how they conduct business or in the products/ services they offer, which has produced significant outcomes.
Community Development – A company, person, or activity that has had significant positive impact on the business community.
Project of the Year – A high impact project that is notable within the community and will provide lasting benefits to businesses and community members.
Young Person of the Year – A person under the age of 40 who made significant strides in our community and in their profession in 2016.
Winners for each category will be chosen by a selection committee made up of board members from the organizations that are hosting the event.
Everyone is welcome to attend the dinner. Individual tickets are $40 and a reserved table for 8 is $280. To register, please visit the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce website or call the Chamber office at (906) 482-5240.
Networking and a cash bar begin at 5:30pm. The dinner starts at 6:00pm with the awards ceremony to follow.
For additional information, or to learn more about sponsoring the event, please contact the Chamber office.