• Breakfast for Champions

  • This heartwarming, community-focused event honors Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce member businesses that make up our amazing business community.  A number of awards are presented throughout the ceremony, including the Chairman's Award, the Athena Award, the Thriving Petoskey Award, the Service Excellence Award, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award,  Architectural Awards,  Ambassador of the Year Award and a special Petoskey Strong Award.

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  • 2020 Award Winners

    Chairman's Award: Petoskey Plastics

    Athena Award: Sharon Schappacher

    Thriving Petoskey Award: Aster Brands

    Service Excellence Award: Kauffman's Furniture and Appliance

    Entrepreneur of the Year: Fresh Baby

    Ron Foeller Community Enthusiast Award: Jeffrey Neill

    Ambassador of the Year: David Hamm, Jarvis Restoration

    Petoskey Strong Awards: McLaren Northern Michigan and
    The Health Department of Northwest Michigan

    Architectural Award Winners:

    Beautification: Honorable Mention - Gaslight Garden, The Petoskey Garden Club
    Award Winner - Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery

    Design: Honorable Mention - Harbor View Custom Builders
    Award Winner - The Quiet Moose

    Heritage: Honorable Mention - 923 Emmet Street
    Award Winner - Gabriel Farms & Winery


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  • Annual Awards:

    Chairman’s Award: presented for long-standing significant impact on the community.
    Athena Award: recognizes a person who celebrates the potential of all women as valued members and leaders of the community. 
    Sponsored By: Dave Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac 
    Petoskey Strong Award: Recognizes those that went above and beyond to help support, sustain or provide safety to the community as a whole during the challenging times of a pandemic. 
    Sponsored By: Meijer

    Thriving Petoskey Award: Recognizes an individual, business or organization that supports the chamber's initiative of creating a Thriving Petoskey by promoting positive business practices that enhance our area's employees, or community, organizations and our environment.
    Sponsored By: McLaren – Northern Michigan, The Harbor/Brenn Agencies, and First Community Bank.
    Service Excellence Award: Presented annually for demonstrating superior, unique and unequaled service to the public. 
    Sponsored By: Stafford’s Hospitality
    Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Presented to honor an entrepreneur who is helping to enhance the local community through business growth. 
    Sponsored By: tcf bank
    Ambassador of the Year Award: Presented to a member of the Ambassador Committee who enthusiastically promotes the chamber and its programs. 
    Sponsored By: PNC Bank
    Ron Foeller Community Enthusiast: Presented to honor a local citizen who is a true cheerleader, ambassador and passionate supporters of our community. 
    Sponsored By: Bill’s Farm Market and The Home Depot

    Architectural Awards: Presented for beautification and design.
    Sponsored By:  Preston Feather Building Centers


  • 2020 Breakfast for Champions Video - PREVIEW

  • 2018 Breakfast for Champions Video - 'Stars of Petoskey'

  • 2016 Breakfast for Champions Video "The Adventures of Mr. Petoskey"

  • 2014 Breakfast for Champions Video "It's A Wonderful Life in Petoskey"

  • 2019 Breakfast for Champions Video - 'Boosting Petoskey'

  • 2017 Breakfast for Champions Video - 'I Love This Town!'

  • 2015 Breakfast for Champions Video "There's Only One Petoskey"

  • A Breakfast for Champions Tribute to Carlin Smith

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