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    The Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the Annual Award Banquet on February 22, 2023. This event aims to recognize excellence in our community. Chamber Members nominate and vote for fellow Chamber Members to acknowledge outstanding achievements in 2023. Award categories include the "You Made It Happen" Award, the "Bell Tower" Award, the "Golden Pineapple" Award, and the "Daune Weiss Memorial - Business Person of the Year" Award. Other special acknowledgements include the Introduction of the Chairperson, Chairperson of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, and the Volunteer of the YearView the Annual Awards Recipient History below.

    Registration for this event is required for food preparation purposes. The deadline to register is 4PM on Friday, February 9, 2022. Tickets are $45 each and include dinner with choice of Pot Roast, Chicken Picatta, or Vegetarian Penna Pasta Primavera. 

    Sponsorship opportunities for the Annual Awards Banquet are available. Contact Marketing & Event Specialist, Sarah Harding to learn more. Sarah@GaylordChamber.com or 989-732-6333. 



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  • The State of the Community is an annual event presented by the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce as an opportunity for members, business professionals, and the general public to hear first hand from our panelists on the happenings of our community. 


    The 2022 Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce State of the Community took place on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 at Otsego Resort.

    We look forward to seeing you at the 2023 State of the Community.




  • State of the Community Panel


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    Kim Awrey

    City Manager, City of Gaylord



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  • Chris Squire

    Hospital President, Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital


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    Paul Beachnau

    Executive Director, Gaylord Area Convention & Tourism Bureau


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    Erin Mann

    Disaster Recovery Coordinator, Long Term Tornado Recovery


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  • Matt Baressi

    County Administrator, Otsego County



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  • James Cracraft

    Superintendent, Gaylord Community Schools




  • Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce - State of the Community 2022
  • This video was made possible with a sponsorship by Community Financial Credit Union



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