The Keweenaw Community Spark Plug Awards is a celebration that recognizes local businesses, organizations, community projects, and individuals for their efforts during the past year.
Growth - Company that has seen significant growth in employment and/or sales during the previous year.
Customer Service - Recognized by the community, other businesses, and customers for providing superior customer service.
Innovation / Transformation - New or existing company pursuing new products or services that hold great promise for local economic growth and employment.
Project of the Year – A high impact 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 2018.
Community Contributor of the Year - A person who has made strides in the development of our community.2018 Spark Plug Award Winners!Growth - Keweenaw ChevroletCustomer Service - Superior Equipment and EventsTransformation/Innovation - Mount BohemiaProject of the Year - Houghton Beautification CommitteeYoung Professional of the Year - Angela LuskinCommunity Contributor of the Year - Richelle Winkler2017 Spark Plug Award Winners!Community Development - Lt. Nick RobertsGrowth - Calumet ElectronicsCustomer Service - K.C. BonkersTransformation/Innovation - Orbion Space TechnologyProject of the Year - Copper Harbor Trails ClubYoung Person of the Year - Anders Hill2016 Spark Plug 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 Spark Plug 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 Spark Plug Award Winners!
Growth - Thermoanalytics
Quality / Customer Service / Teamwork - Marketing Department
Innovation / Transformation - Roy's Pasties & Bakery
Community Development - Bob LaFave & The Village of L’Anse
Person / Project of the Year - Jon Julien
Young Professional of the Year - Amanda McConnon
2013 Spark Plug Award Winners!
Innovation – Glen Simula / GS Engineering
Transformation – Jim Bogan and the Portage Health Board of Directors
Community Development – Jon Haeussler
Person / Project of the Year – FinnFest USA 2013
Growth – MTEC Smart Start Program
Quality – Calumet Electronic
Teamwork – Pettibone
Young Professional of the Year – Jessica Brassard
2012 Spark Plug Award Winners!
Innovation - Talon / Bridgeguard
Transformation -Peninsula Powder Coating
Community Development – Steph Olsson
Person / Project of the Year – Mike Lahti
Growth – MTEC SmartZone
Quality – Portage Health
Teamwork – Aspirus Keweenaw