62nd Annual Awards Banquet

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Name: 62nd Annual Awards Banquet
Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Join the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce at the Comfort Inn Conference Center Saturday, March 2, 2019 for the
62nd Annual Awards Banquet, which
recognizes the most outstanding community leaders in Mt. Pleasant, honoring individuals and businesses who have given selflessly in service to our community.

One truly remarkable citizen will be honored with the Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award, and other exceptional community service club/organization volunteers who have "soared" above and beyond will be honored with Eagle Awards.

We will also again be honoring two Mt. Pleasant Chamber member businesses (one small, one large) for their support of the Chamber of Commerce, and their dedication to our community with Business Community Service Awards.

In addition, we will again honor one outstanding Mt. Pleasant area young professional who has demonstrated
 leadership to improve the quality of life in Isabella County and significant support of Mt. Pleasant Chamber initiatives, with the Young Professional of the Year Award!

Finally, NEW this year is the Rising Star Community Impact Award! One individual who is a rising star in their overall service to this community will be honored. They may be a relative newcomer, or have recently become involved in the community, but have already made a huge impact -- maybe even in several ways!


2018 Award Winners

2018 Large Business Community Service Award Winner
Isabella Community Credit Union
Past Recipients: Mercantile Bank of Michigan (2015), Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort (2016), Isabella Bank (2017)

2018 Small Business Community Service Award Winner
The Eye Site
Past Recipients: My1043 WCZY-FM (2015), Max & Emily's Eatery (2016), Allied Hearing (2017)

2018 Young Professional of the Year Award Winner
Jessica Barber, Banking Center Manager, Chemical Bank
Past Recipients: Shaun Jacobs (2015), Gary Lane (2016), Michael Sobolewski (2017)

2018 Rising Star Community Impact Award Winner
Kris Batzner, Owner, RedBloom Yoga & Center for Community Wellness

2018 Eagle Award Winners

Art Reach of Mid Michigan – Nancy Cantrell
Community Cancer Services of Isabella County – Diane Lambart Fleming
Friends of the Broadway Theatre – Mark S. Drumheller
General Federation of Women's Clubs - Mt. Pleasant – Judi Bohlmann
Life Choices of Central Michigan – 
Dr. Michelle Monticello & Dr. Constanza Fox
McLaren Central Michigan
Volunteer Services – Merrie Hammel
Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation – Patricia Feight
Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum – Shelly Smith
Mt. Pleasant Jaycees – Bryan Wieferich
Mt. Pleasant Kiwanis Club 
– Mercia J. Foster
Mt. Pleasant Lions Club – Julia Holmes
Mt. Pleasant Optimist Club – Brittany Getchell
Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant – Amanda Schafer
Zonta Club of Mt. Pleasant – Deanna Hauser

2018 Chamber Ambassador of the Year Award Winner
Jim Parsons, Owner, Century 21 Central Realty & Associates


Enjoy an evening out celebrating Mt. Pleasant's finest!

In 1957, the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce began what would become a time-honored tradition, which has continued to this day, to honor Mt. Pleasant’s exceptional citizens. Held each year in early March, this community-focused event honors outstanding volunteers from local service clubs and organizations for excellence in service and leadership. The event was recently expanded to honor a large and small business, and a local young professional who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to the community. The Chamber’s highest honor, the Citizen of the Year Award, is the highlight of the evening as it is a surprise to the recipient and all attendees.

Event Features: Cocktail Reception, Cash Bar, Awards Program, Dinner, Dessert, chance to win a half carat diamond, and Live Entertainment! Business formal/
attire recommended.
Mining for Diamonds

All attendees who purchase a "special ring" (Cost: $10) and participate in our fun "Heads or Tails" style game, will once again have the chance to win a 1/2 carat diamond! Courtesy of S. Silverberg Finer Jewelers.  

Last one standing wins the diamond!!
Dinner Options & Cost to Attend
(please notify the Chamber of any special dietary needs as soon as possible-- this can also be done during online registration)

Surf & Turf Plate
Filet Mignon and Freshly Grilled Salmon with Parsley Butter Sauce, Fresh Veggie Stack and Saffron Potatoes

Vegetarian Plate
Roasted Squash stuffed with Red Onion Marmalade & Brussels Sprouts

Cost to attend is $65.00 per person.

Full table seats 8-10. 
Registration deadline is Monday, February 25th, and payment must be received no later than Thursday, February 28th.  

Reservations are required to attend this event.

Monday, February 25, 2019

You may register online (click Register Now above), by phone (989-772-2396), or by email (jpierson@mt-pleasant.net).  

Cost to attend is $65.00 per person and must be paid no later than Thursday, February 28th.

* All registrations are final.  Please give notice of any cancellations before February 25th.  No refunds will be given to cancelations after February 25th, or no-shows the day of the event.

Event Media:
Event Sponsors:

Legacy Sponsors

Eagle Awards Sponsor

Mining for Diamonds Sponsor

Small & Large Business Community Service Awards Sponsor

Young Professional of the Year Award Sponsor

Rising Star Community Impact Award Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor

Citizen of the Year American Flag Presentation Sponsor

Chamber Awards Sponsor

Program Sponsor

Citizen of the Year Family Sponsor

Photography Sponsor

Comfort Inn Conference Center
2424 S. Mission St.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Check-In & Cocktails: 5:00 pm
Program, Dinner & Live Entertainment: 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Contact Information:
Jamie Pierson
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