March 7, 2022
The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce held its annual Sparkplug Awards banquet inside the Memorial Union Building ballroom on the campus of Michigan Tech last week Thursday, March 3rd. Helping to organize and judge the entries were members of the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance, Keweenaw Young Professionals, the Portage Health Foundation, and the MTEC SmartZone.
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.
Winners were announced in eight categories:
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 that helped spark an improvement in our community through community service during the previous year.
For a list of the winners of this year’s event, take a look at the Keweenaw Report article found HERE