Keweenaw Community SparkPlug Awards
Keweenaw Community Spark Plug Award Winners
The Keweenaw Community Spark Plug Awards is a celebration that recognizes local businesses, community projects, and individuals for their efforts in the 2016 calendar year. The event is organized and hosted by the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), MTEC SmartZone and Keweenaw Young Professionals (KYP).
The dinner will take place at the Bonfire Grill, with awards handed out in six categories. The nominees in each category are as follows:
Customer Service - Mark Pittillo
Innovation / Transformation - ProNav Marine
Community Development - Leah Polzien
Project of the Year - Leadership Keweenaw
Young Person of the Year - Devin Leonarduzzi
For additional information, please contact the Chamber office 906-482-5240.
Keweenaw Community Sparkplug Awards!
Growth - Company that has seen significant growth in employment and/or sales during the previous year.
Quality / Customer Service / Teamwork - Recognized by the community, other businesses, and customers for providing top quality products/services.
Innovation / Transformation - New or existing company pursuing new products or services that hold great promise for local economic growth and employment. Or, that has made a significant change in how they conduct business or in the products/services they offer, which has produced significant outcomes.
Community Development - A company, person, or activity that has had significant positive impact on the business community.
Person / Project of the Year - A high impact person or project that is notable within the community and will provide lasting benefits to businesses and community members.
Young Professional of the Year - A person under the age of 40 who made significant strides in our community and in their profession in 2016.
2015 SparkPlug Award Winners!Community Development - Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau App
Growth - Xeratec Corporation
Customer Service/Quality/Teamwork - Swift True Value Hardware, Marilyn Swift
Transformation/Innovation - Neuvokas
Young Professional of the Year - Brian Donnelly
Person/Project of the Year - Keweenaw Science & Engineering Festival
2014 SparkPlug Award Winners!
Sparkplug Award for Growth - Thermoanalytics
Sparkplug Award for Quality / Customer Service / Teamwork - Marketing Department
Sparkplug Award for Innovation / Transformation - Roy's Pasties & Bakery
Award for Community Development - Bob LaFave & The Village of L’Anse
Person / Project of the Year - Jon Julien
Young Professional of the Year - Amanda McConnon
2013 SparkPlug Award Winners!
Sparkplug Award for Innovation – Glen Simula / GS Engineering
Sparkplug Award for Transformation – Jim Bogan and the Portage Health Board of Directors
Sparkplug Award for Community Development – Jon Haeussler
Person / Project of the Year – FinnFest USA 2013
Sparkplug Award for Growth – MTEC Smart Start Program
Sparkplug Award for Quality – Calumet Electronic
Sparkplug Award forTeamwork – Pettibone
Young Professional of the Year – Jessica Brassard
2012 SparkPlug Award Winners!
Sparkplug Award for Innovation - Talon / Bridgeguard
Sparkplug Award for Transformation -Peninsula Powder Coating
Sparkplug Award for Community Development – Steph Olsson
Person / Project of the Year – Mike Lahti
Sparkplug Award for Growth – MTEC SmartZone
Sparkplug Award for Quality – Portage Health
Sparkplug Award for Teamwork – Aspirus Keweenaw
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The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce encourages you to get involved in the Leadership Keweenaw program by supporting the Portage Lake Enrichment Foundation, Inc., the 501(c)3 subsidiary of the Chamber.