The Keweenaw Community SparkPlug Awards is an annual community 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 during the previous year.
Community Contributor of the Year - A individual or organization that has made significant strides in the development of our community.
First Responder of the Year - A first responder that went above and beyond to help keep our community safe during the previous year.
Youth Contributor of the Year - A school-aged individual or organization that helped spark an improvement in our community through community service during the previous year.
Young Professional of the Year: Amanda Makela | 2nd Sandbar Productions
Community Contributor of the Year - Deb Mann
First Responder of the Year - Darian Reed
Youth Contributor of the Year - Stella Wickstrom, Annika Peterson, Mikko Salmi, & Emilee DeForge