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Honors Handed Out During Chamber Annual Dinner
Friday Nov 09, 2018 10:41am
Sturges-Young Civic Center & Auditorium • Sturgis, MI

By: Mike Stiles

Pictures from the 2018 Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner (photos courtesy of Emily Stemen and Mike Stiles/WBET News)

(STURGIS) – Businesses and individuals were honored Thursday night during the Sturgis Area Chamber Of Commerce's annual dinner.

Following the meal at the Sturges-Young Civic Center and Auditorium, the Chamber honored their outgoing Board of Directors President Anne Wiedlea and welcomed new Board President Kimberlee Bontrager. In addition, outgoing Board members Bethan Hamilton and Ned Haylett were also recognized.

The Chamber, in a joint effort with the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce, conducts a Leadership St. Joseph County program. Several individuals who have taken the course were honored last night as well.

The Chamber Participation Award was given out to Sturgis Bank & Trust. Special Recognition Awards were given to the City of Sturgis and St. Joseph County for collaborating on the Deadwood Disc Golf Course. St. Joseph County Commissioner John Dobberteen was also honored for his years of service both at the City and County levels.

The Phoenix Award, which is given to a business that does work to improve either the outside of their property or the inside, was given to Auto Park Ford. The Outstanding Customer Service Award was given to Culver's Restaurant.

The Outstanding Community Service Award was presented to Jeff Brazo and the Ambassador Of The Year Award to Tom Duke.
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