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!
______________________________________________________________________________2017 SparkPlug 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 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
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