Submit Your Nominations: 2019 Keweenaw Community Spark Plug Awards

The Spark Plug Awards is an annual community celebration that recognizes local businesses, organizations, community projects, and individuals for their efforts during the past year.


Have you experienced exceptional customer service at a local business? What about a great project that made a significant impact in the community? Do you know a young professional in the community that has made a difference?

Award categories include:

  • Growth
  • Customer Service
  • Innovation / Transformation
  • Project of the Year
  • Young Professional of the Year
  • Community Contributor of the Year

Submit your nominations today! Deadline for nominations is January 31st. See the nomination form for category descriptions.




The Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Bonfire Steakhouse in Houghton. Networking and a cash bar begin at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner starting at 6:00 p.m. The keynote speaker and awards ceremony will follow.

Everyone in the community is encouraged to attend. Tickets will sell out fast, so make sure to register soon.



The event is organized and hosted by the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, MTEC SmartZone, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), and Keweenaw Young Professionals (KYP).