• Staff & Volunteers

  • Ambassadors

  • Angielena Muellenberg

    Angielena Muellenberg is the owner/operator of Snowbelt Brewing Company. Snowbelt is a small local downtown Brewery & Eatery with a family friendly, fun casual ambiance. Angielena and her husband Nathan/Brewer of Snowbelt Brewing Company, "always like to partner with other businesses and support local".

    "I am a Gaylord Ambassador because I like to be involved and help out the community that I call home and love.  Always an advocate for Gaylord and being supportive of each other."

  • Leanna Suchey

    Business Development Manager for SERVPRO of Gaylord & Cheboygan. "I work with Insurance Agents, Insurance Adjusters and other businesses and make sure our company is on top of mind for them if they should ever suffer a property damage such as a fire or water damage, or are in need of any of our cleaning services or mold mitigation.  I hold my Property and Casualty  Insurance License which has helped me in relation to claim situations.I’m passionate about the business community and seeing it continue to thrive and want to  be involved with this growth!"

  • Kari Jo Stefanski

    Kari Jo is currently the ambassador chair for 2019-2020. She is a Sales and Leasing Consultant at Feeny Ford of Grayling; Helping to find the perfect vehicle for you.If you want to find a car. You don’t have to go far. You can find it fast at Feeny! Feeny makes car buying Fun!!! "

    I love my Alpine Village Gaylord Community.  I am proud to be part of the welcome committee as an Ambassador to all new organizations and businesses in our great Alpine Village.  Being part of this community and supporting each other is important to all of our successes and future growth together.  If I haven’t got to know you yet, I look forward to meeting you soon!

     

  • Patty Murphy

    Patty has been working in Real Estate for 7 years.

    Real Estate and my Family are my biggest passions. I have 5 Grand Children and another one on the way. 

    "I love working in this community and being part of the Chamber Ambassadors. Being a Chamber Ambassador gives me plenty of opportunities to meet new and existing businesses and get to know the business owners and staff. I firmly believe that we all need each other to be successful and grow."

     

  • Mary Bickley

    PMP Personnel Services as a Senior Account Executive

    "I Love people & being a Chamber Ambassador allows me to connect w/ our Ambassadors & many peoples in the Community, Celebrating Business 

    Anniversaries & the Opening of new Businesses in the area is most gratifying . BAH, Connecting Women Events there is so much to do & we are all so fortunate to live here!"

  • ANNUAL AWARDS RECIPIENT HISTORY

     

    “YOU MADE IT HAPPEN” AWARD

    1. Dave Engel for the FAA Flight Service Station

    Susan Bensinger for the United Way fundraising

    Pat Duffy for the Special Olympics fundraising

    Harriet Burns for doing vacation shows for the Chamber

    Jim Grisso for creating the Burgermeister Award

    1. Carol DeGroot for the Chamber’s Council program

    Don Morgridge for the street sweeping contest

    1. Otsego Memorial Hospital

    Dianne McNamara for the Women’s Rotary tree lighting project

    1. Mary O’Neill for the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts

    Ann & Theresa Jaruzel for the Mt. Carmel Center

    Tom Arthurs for the North Central Michigan Home Builders Association

    1. Gaylord Convention & Tourism Bureau
    2. Edelweiss Garden Club for the city landscaping and flower planting
    3. Gaylord Rotary Club

    Otsego County Ambulance Service

    Otsego County Fair Board

    1. Glen A. Catt for sponsorship of the Gus Macker Tourney
    2. Debbie Collins for organizing the GHS Graduation Party
    3. Alpine Snowmobile Trails, Inc for their trail grooming efforts

    Bob McNamara for his volunteerism for the Gus Macker

    WMJZ for their support of community activities

    1. Howard Cheney for the Kiwanis Club Christmas Basket Program

    Chuck Klee for his volunteerism for the Gus Macker Tourney

    1. Sharon Grendel for the Otsego County Hockey Association

    Rick Miller for the Alpine Youth Soccer

    Jan Cotant for the Freebies Hut

    Dick Weber for the Sportsplex Committee

    1. Gaylord Downtown Development Authority
    2. Sheila Fruehauf for the Energy Outlet playground
    3. Ken Mudget for Otsego Lake State Park’s Handicap Ramp
    4. Keith Lester for the TIC for the Otsego County Fire Department
    5. Jack Thompson for his advocacy for the University Center and M-TEC
    6. Forcier Family for their generosity to the community
    7. Jerry Coger for the Food Pantry
    8. Sandy Gartelman for the Kids in Theater Program
    9. OWLS and the Rotary Club for the Environmental Learning Center
    10. Otsego Memorial Hospital “Family” for leadership in capital campaign

    Gaylord Area Snowmobile Trails Council

    1. Volunteer Center’s Road To Recovery Program
    2. Otsego County Economic Alliance
    3. Edelweiss Garden Club
    4. Glen Catt for Big Ticket Festival
    5. I-75 Crossing Task Force
    6. “Wings Over Gaylord” & Catt Family for the Fourth Grader Swimming Program
    7. Dave Baragrey Sr. for Bear Basketball Program

    2012. Groen Nature Reserve

    2013. Alpenfrost

    2014. Ken Mattei, Special Olympics Michigan/Wertz Warriors

    2015. Al Blackburn, Meijer

    2016. Jennifer Akans of ComForCare, for the Veteran’s Luncheon held in November

    2017. Laura Hansmann for the new Tennis Courts on behalf of the Alpine Regional Tennis Association

    2018. Shari Rivest & Matt Barresi for the Vet’s Coffee Program

     

    BELL TOWER AWARD

    1. Gaylord Ford
    2. Wade-Trim
    3. Otsego Club
    4. Saks Wellness Center & JoJo’s Market
    5. Catt Development
    6. DDA’s Pavilion on Court
    7. North Central Construction Inc., Northwestern Bank and Edelweiss Properties, LLC
    8. Alpine Chiropractic Clinic
    9. Independent Bank, Spicy Bob’s Italian Express
    10. Alpine Oven, Ace Hardware
    11. City Hall & Otsego County Airport
    12. Alpine Chocolat Haus, Hogan’s Jewelers,
      Otsego County Abstract & Title, Sugar Bowl Restaurant
    13. Diana’s Delights and Hobby Lobby
    14. Seams Like New
    15. Otsego County Animal Shelter
    16. Alpine Tavern & Eatery
    17. Awakon Federal Credit Union
    18. Jay’s Sporting Goods
    19. Dr. Kristine Bobish, Alpine Cardiology
    20. Scott & Janice Lampert
    21. The Pine Squirrel

     

    GOLDEN PINEAPPLE AWARD

    1. Mr. Coots
    2. Sue’s Shop and the Spud Warehouse
    3. Saturn Booksellers
    4. Alphorn Shop
    5. LaSenorita Restaurant
    6. Extreme Power Sports
    7. Glenda’s Gifts
    8. Hogan’s Jewelers
    9. Hall Veterinary Clinic
    10. Dunn’s Business Solutions, Jan’s Northside Deli
    11. Telephone Support Systems and Bradley J. Butcher & Associates
    12. Nelson Funeral Home
    13. Arrow Sanitation
    14. New Century Signs
    15. Thrifty Print & North Western Bank
    16. Janie Rhein, Winn Telecom
    17. Isabella’s Copper Pot
    18. Joe Messenger, Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service
    19. Bennethum’s Northern Inn
    20. Otsego Grand Event Center
    21. Bill Marsh Ford of Gaylord

     

    “DAUNE WEISS MEMORIAL” BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD

    1. Daune Weiss
    2. John Kluck
    3. Bruce Brown
    4. Scott Lampert
    5. Pastor Jim Mathis
    6. Rosemary Smith
    7. Betty Moore
    8. Larry Edwards
    9. Kevin Drummond
    10. Stanley Dombrowski
    11. In Memory of Gene Sanders
    12. Kevin McKinley
    13. Jack Thompson
    14. Patt Dobrzelweski
    15. Todd Chawtun, Michaywe
    16. Bobby McNamara, McNamara Insurance
    17. Theresa McNamara of DBS (Dunn’s Business Solutions).
    18. Marcia Taylor, Marsh-Mellow Entertainment
    19. Angielena Muellenberg, Snowbelt Brewing Company