U.P. community prepares for awards honoring those who make a difference

U.P. community prepares for awards honoring those who make a difference

CALUMET — The Keweenaw is preparing for their upcoming awards ceremony, honoring the real movers and shakers of the area.

Every year, the business community in the Keweenaw honors those who make a difference. Reservations are being taken for the 4th Annual Keweenaw Community Spark Plug Award Dinner being held at the Siskiwit Reception Hall & Conference Center in Calumet on Thursday, February 11th.

“It’s a classy affair where we’re celebrating those people that are doing big things in our community, that are putting themselves out there, are working long hours, and this is a special time where we recognize them and give them a well–deserved round of applause,” said Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce President Brian Donnelly.

The awards are chosen by a joint committee of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance, MTEC Smartzone, Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Keweenaw Young Professionals. The six categories for the Spark Plug Awards are Growth, Community Development, Young Professional of the Year, Person or Project of The Year, Transformation or Innovation and Customer Service/Quality/Teamwork.

“They’re creating jobs in our area. They’re making capital investments in our town. Some of the past award winners are simply people that are growing events or projects in our community, volunteering their own time—all across the board, these are people who are putting the hours, investment and drive into growing our Copper Country community,” Donnelly added.

Organizers ask that those planning on attending the event RSVP through the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce by Friday, February 5th.