• 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, organization, 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.


  • Congratulations to the 2017 SparkPlug Award Winners!

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    2017 SparkPlug Award Winners!
    Community Development - Lt. Nick Roberts
    Growth - Calumet Electronics
    Customer Service - K.C. Bonkers
    Transformation/Innovation - Orbion Space Technology
    Project of the Year - Copper Harbor Trails Club
    Young Person of the Year - Anders Hill
    2016 SparkPlug Award Winners!        
    Community Development - Leah Polzien
    Growth - Vollwerth's
    Customer Service/Quality/Teamwork - Mark Pittillo
    Transformation/Innovation - ProNav Marine
    Young Professional of the Year - Devin Leonarduzzi
    Person/Project of the Year - Leadership Keweenaw

    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
    ‚ÄčSparkplug 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