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Nominations Open For Keweenaw Community Spark Plug Awards

HOUGHTON, Michigan (January 8, 2018) — Registration and Nominations are now open for the Keweenaw Community Spark Plug Awards Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Bonfire Steakhouse in Houghton.

The Keweenaw Community Spark Plug Awards is a celebration that recognizes local businesses, organizations, community projects, and individuals for their efforts during the past year. The event is organized and hosted by the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, MTEC SmartZone, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), and Keweenaw Young Professionals (KYP).

Everyone in the community is encouraged to submit nominations for businesses, organizations, projects and individuals that have made significant strides in the community throughout 2017. Nominations can be made by visiting the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce website at www.keweenaw.org. The deadline for all nominations is February 8, 2018 at 4:00pm.

Nominations are sought in the following categories:

  • Growth – Organization 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 organization pursuing new products or services that hold great promise for local economic growth and employment.
  • Community Development – A company, organization, person, or activity that has had significant positive impact on the 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 2017.

Winners for each category will be selected by a committee made up of board members from the hosting organizations.

Networking and a cash bar begin at 5:30pm. The dinner starts at 6:00pm with the keynote speaker and awards ceremony to follow. This year’s keynote speaker is Edward “Bud” Cole, President of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (Fender Guitar) of Asian and Japan. Bud has local roots and currently resides in Japan.

All are welcome to attend the event. Individual tickets are $40 and a reserved table for 8 is $280. For more information and event registration, please visit www.keweenaw.org or call the Chamber office at (906) 482-5240.

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