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Awards Banquet

2017 Annual Chamber Awards Banquet

The Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Awards Banquet will take place at Treetops Resort in the Convention Center on February  7, 2017  from 5:30 - 8:00 pm.




Congratulations to this year's recipients!

Gordon G. Everett Memorial Bell Tower Award:  Recognizing new construction and/or renovation projects that best exemplify investment in Otsego County, while maintaining the Alpine spirit and theme.  This year’s winner is Dr. Bobish, Alpine Cardiology.

You Made It Happen Award:  Given to a person, business or organization that, through exceptional contributions and/or commitment, positively affected the growth of the Gaylord community over the past year. This year’s winner is Jennifer Akans of ComForCare, given for the Veteran’s Luncheon held in November.

Patti Dobrzelewski Volunteer of the Year Award: Recognizing a community leader who donates his or her time to Chamber activities and events. This year’s winner is Eileen Tussey of Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, for her numerous contributions to the community.

Chamber Ambassador of the Year Award: Presented to the Ambassador who put forth extraordinary efforts on behalf of the chamber.  This year’s winner is Ellie Panci.

Chairman’s Award: Presented to a member of the Chamber of Commerce who exhibits a commitment to his or her business and the community. This year’s winner is Rob Weaver of Eagle Radio for valiantly supporting Chairman, Mike Reling.

Golden Pineapple Award: Honoring a member of the Chamber of Commerce for their exceptional customer service.  This year’s winner is Bennethum’s Northern Inn.

Daune Weiss Memorial – Businessperson of the Year Award:  Given to a business owner or manager who best exemplifies Daune Weiss' generosity in giving time, money, staff and/or facilities for community benefit. This year’s winner is Theresa McNamara of DBS (Dunn’s Business Solutions).


This event is sponsored by:

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Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce

319 W. Main P.O. Box 513 Gaylord, MI 49734
Phone: (989) 732-6333 Phone: (800) 345-8621 Fax: (989) 732-7990
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