Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber Announces Business Recognition Award Nominees

Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber Announces Business Recognition Award nominees and Tickets on Sale


The Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber is proud to announce the nominees for their Chamber Awards to be presented at the 2020 Business Recognition Event in February. Nominees have been nominated by their peers, no self-nominations were accepted.

The 2020 Chamber Award Nominees are:

Business Focused:

  • Economic Impact Award
    • Abonmarche Consultants
    • Eagle Technologies
    • Edgewater Automation
    • Kay Manufacturing
    • Vickers Engineering
    • Wightman
  • Small Business of the Year Award
    • Boelcke Heating
    • Freedom Finishing
    • King Media
    • Kitty Lee Photography
    • Modern Day Knights, LLC
    • Transient Artisan Ales
  • Excellence in Customer Service Award
    • Art F/X Signs & Graphics
    • Boelcke Heating
    • Kitty Lee Photography
    • Nathan Thomas Orthodontics
  • Non-Profit Excellence Award
    • Harbor Country Missions
    • Krasl Art Center
    • St. Joseph  Today


Individual Focused:

  • The Young Business Leader of the Year Award
    • Christine Aranyos, Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor
    • Charlotte Becker, United Way of Southwest Michigan
    • Chris Britton, First Church of God/New Heights CCDA
    • Stacey Dodson, Honor Credit Union
    • Zack East, Mid-West Family
    • Grace Kelmer, The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College
    • Mary Morphy, Kinexus Group
    • Thomas Newnum, Honor Credit Union
    • Zach Vaugh, Cornerstone Alliance


Business or Individual Focused:

  • The Pat Moody Award
    • Boelcke Heating
    • Bob Gerbel – Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors
    • Hanson Logistics
    • Millicent Huminsky – Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council
    • Chris Newland – Hampton Inn
    • Roger’s Foodland


Additionally, the Chamber will recognize one of their 12 Ambassadors as the 2019 Ambassador of the year.

Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber, the Women’s Business Center and Cornerstone Alliance will host The 2020 Business Recognition Breakfast Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony at the new renovated Grand Upton Hall located in the Mendel Center Thursday, February 13th 2020 from 7:00 am to 9:30 am. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Monday, December 2nd at www.smrchamber.comfor $30 each, or a table of 10 for $225. The event will feature 500 local business professionals gathering together to celebrate local business and includes breakfast, networking, a keynote speaker, as well a board updates and awards from both the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber and Cornerstone Alliance respectively.

About Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber

Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber is a 501(c)6 member-driven organization encouraging the growth of business through networking, advocacy, visibility and benefits for all of our members. The Chamber represents approximately 700 businesses that provide 36,000 jobs for our community.                                                

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