• Celebration of Champions

  • This heartwarming, community-focused event (formerly known as Breakfast for Champions) honors Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce member businesses and individuals.  A number of awards are presented throughout the ceremony that celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of our business community.

    The event occurred on Wednesday, December 7th at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts from 5:30-8:30 pm.

  • 2022 Award Winners

    Chairman's Award: Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity

    Athena Award: Jennifer Shorter

    Marty Van De Car Inclusivity Award: Marty Van De Car (posthumousuly)

    Thriving Petoskey Award: Wendy Nellett, Harbor Shores Cleaning Company

    Service Excellence Award: Carol Vroman, D&W Fresh Market

    Entrepreneur of the Year: Aaron Richards and Brian Greene of Countywide Power Sports

    Ron Foeller Community Enthusiast Award: Christian Smith

    Ambassador of the Year: Tonya Fegan, Comfort Keepers

    Architectural Award Winners:

    Beautification: Honorable Mention - Quiet Moose Second Home and Jellystone Park Petoskey
    Award Winner - Thomas & Milliken Millworks

    Design: Honorable Mention - Countywide Power Sports
    Award Winner - Lavender Hill Farms

    Heritage: Award Winner - Harbor Hall


  • 2022 Award Winners 2022 Award Winners

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      Outgoing Board Chair, Bill Meengs with 2023 Board Chair Stephanie Baldwin
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      Architectural Awards Winners
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      Ambassador of the Year, Tonya Fegan with Lisa Hoyt
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      Ron Foeller Community Enthusiast Winner, Christian Smith with Bill McMaster
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      Athena Award Winner, Jennifer Shorter with Ashley DeCarteret and Dave Kring
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      Service Excellence Winner, Carol Vroman with Reg Smith
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      Entreprenuer Winners, Countwide Powersports
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      Thriving Petoskey Winner, Wendy Nellett with Emily Boehm and Jessyca Stoepker
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      Chairman's Award Winner, Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity
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  • About the Awards About the 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

    Marty Van De Car Inclusivity Award: Honors an individual, business, or organization in our community that breaks down barriers and fosters change to create an inclusive and welcoming community for all.
    Sponsored By: Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation

    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: Huntington 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


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