Join the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce at the Comfort Inn Conference Center Saturday, February 29, 2020 for the
63rd 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, one individual who is a rising star in their overall service to this community will be honored with the Rising Star Community Impact Award! 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!
2019 Award Winners
2019 Large Business Community Service Award Honoree
McLaren Central Michigan
2019 Small Business Community Service Award Honoree
Pure Vitality Juice Bar & Spa
2019 Rising Star Community Impact Award Honoree
Jennifer Ebnit, Director of Operations, MidMichigan Health
2019 Eagle Award Honorees
Art Reach of Mid Michigan – Rhonda Tudor
Community Cancer Services of Isabella County – Bill Odykirk
Friends of the Broadway Theatre – Dawn Bardell
General Federation of Women's Clubs - Mt. Pleasant – Patricia Baderschneider
Isabella County Child Advocacy Center – Chief Luke Sawyer
Life Choices of Central Michigan – Christine Mocny
McLaren Central Michigan - Volunteer Services – Carol Lanfear
Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation – Jill Bourland
Mt. Pleasant Citizens’ Climate Lobby – Marie Koper
Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum – Cindy Rudert
Mt. Pleasant Jaycees – Tara Lee Leonard
Mt. Pleasant Kiwanis Club – Jessica Turner
Mt. Pleasant Lions Club – David Ebbinghaus
Mt. Pleasant Optimist Club – Lori McConnon
Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant – Sivaram Narayan
The Care Store – Julia Eigenbrood
Zonta Club of Mt. Pleasant – Janie Breyer
2019 Young Professional of the Year
Rachel Rollin, Director of Events, Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce
2019 Chamber Ambassador of the Year
Sherri Rosecrans, Local Sales Manager, 95.3 WCFX-FM Grenax Broadcasting
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 Entertainment! Business formal/semiformal 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!!
Professional Photo Packages Available!
Guys & Dolls Photography of Mt. Pleasant will again be offering professional photo packages – don’t let all that work getting dressed up go to waste! Take the opportunity to get a professional photo taken! Packages range from $20-$55. View them here.
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
Beef Tenderloin in Red Wine Sauce, Freshly Grilled Salmon in Cream Dill Sauce, Saffron Potatoes, and Fresh Vegetable Stack
Pasta Primavera: Penne Pasta & Fresh Vegetables tossed in Olive Oil, Truffle Oil & Parmesan Cheese (also able to be made Vegan)
Cost to attend is $65.00 per person.
Full table seats 8-10.
Registration deadline is Monday, February 24th, and payment must be received no later than Thursday, February 27th.
Reservations are required to attend this event.
Monday, February 24, 2020
You may register online (click Register Now above), by phone (989-772-2396), or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cost to attend is $65.00 per person and must be paid no later than Thursday, February 27th.
* All registrations are final. Please give notice of any cancellations before February 24th. No refunds will be given to cancellations after February 24th, or no-shows the day of the event.