Silver & Gold Awards Holiday Brunch 2019
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The Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding local businesses and individuals at the 2019 Silver & Gold Awards Holiday Brunch. This high-profile event offers great networking, a stellar brunch buffet and plenty of recognition. Named awards recognize individual, companies and organizations for significant achievement in education, innovation, and business throughout the year. Use this as an opportunity to celebrate with your staff or clients for a holiday brunch celebration. If you are interested in attending please call our office at 248.853.7862.
Congratulations to all of our winners!
Auburn Hills Chamber and Special Recognition Awards recognizing leaders include:
Ambassador of the Year – Brittney Rimmer, Reliance One
Board Member of the Year – Thomas A. Tanghe, City of Auburn Hills
Outgoing Committee Chair – Margie Lavelanet, Costco Wholesale
Outstanding Committee – Men’s Health & Fitness Committee
Best Taste Vendor – Family Table Café and Nothing Bundt Cakes
Mayor’s Award – Continental Corporation
Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC Woman's Leadership Award
Recognizes a woman who exemplifies a strong commitment to personal, community and professional development.
Winner: Jenny Brown, Dutton Farm
Nominees include: Leea Huffine - Atlas Copco. Annette McAvoy - Avondale School District, Katie Ackert - Branex Group, Cheryl Boodram - Chief Financial Credit Union, Heidi Kassab - Cornerstone Community Financial, Ursula Scroogs, CPA, DKSS CPA's + Advisors, Jenny Brown - Dutton Farm, Kimberly Steinfeldt - GKN Automotive, Katrina Brady - Job Impulse, Kelly Carroll Burgin - K. Carroll Accessories, Karista Gallick - Workforce Intelligent Network, Eva Ames - Mahindra Automotive North America, Tarissa O'Malley - MSUFCU/OU Credit Union, Camille Walker Banks, Npower, Ronia Kruse, OpTech, Susan Keels, Royal Park Hotel, Diane Young - The Athena Financial Group, Andrea Walker-Leidy - Walker Publicity Consulting, Michelle Wein - Workforce Intelligence Network
Atlas Copco Excellence Award
Awards the company that not only meets industry standards but has clearly gone above and beyond to improve their company and industry expectations.
Winner: Genisys Credit Union
Nominees include: Crossroads Care Center, Genisys Credit Union, Job Impulse
Auxiom Golden SMB Award
Recognizes a small or medium size business that exemplifies "The Golden Rule" - treat others as you want to be treated.
Winner: Crossroads Care Center
Nominees include: Courtyard by Marriott Auburn Hills, Crossroads Care Center, Family Table Café, Gloria Jean's Coffee, Job Impulse, Inc., Marco Technologies, Paramount Marketing Group - Affiliated with Halo Branded Solutions.
Baker College of Auburn Hills Education Advocate Award
Presented to the company with the most progressive education initiatives.
Winner: OU Credit Union
Nominees include: OU Credit Union, Oakland Christian School, The Athena Financial Group
Beaumont Health Excellence in Healthcare Award
Honors an individual who demonstrates leadership, innovation, and excellence in the healthcare field.
Winner: Christopher Dolecki, D.C.
Nominees include: Leslie Emmert-Buck, MD, PhD - Capstone Vision, Christopher Dolecki, D.C. - Dolecki Chiropractic, Mario Moceri - Moceri Companies
City of Auburn Hills Business Success Story Award
Given to a company large or small that has made significant strides within their business. This award also recognizes the outstanding commitment to a company's employees, its mission and overall achievements within an organization.
Winner: K. Carroll Accessories
Nominees include: Auburn Hills Outdoor Storage, LLC, Crossroads Care Center, Dutton Farm, Job Impulse Inc., K. Carroll Accessories, OU Credit Union, New Horizons.
Consumers Energy Cares Award
Recognizes the individual that continuously demonstrates a commitment to helping others in the community.
Winner: Bonner Upshaw III, Trion Solutions, Inc.
Nominees include: Pamela Good - Beyond Basics, Officer Brian E. Miller - City of Auburn Hills Police Department, Bonner Upshaw III - Trion Solutions, Inc.
dbusiness Magazine Emerging Leader Award
Presented to the individual who stands out as a leader among peers 35 and younger.
Winner: Etrit Demaj, KODE LABS
Nominees include: Etrit Demaj, KODE LABS, Michael Crank - Royal Park, Michelle Wein - Workforce Intelligence Network, Sarah Gregory - Workforce Intelligence Network
Detroit Pistons Game Changer Award
Recognizes an individual changing the way business is done or making a significant contribution.
Winner: Jennifer Bleau, Cornerstone Community Financial
Nominees include: Garett Smith, MHSA - Center for Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Jennifer Bleau - Cornerstone Community Financial, Steve Flores - Cornerstone Community Financial Credit Union
Faurecia North America Diversity & Inclusion Pacesetter Award
Presented to a local company who promotes and facilitates a culture of diversity and inclusion in the categories of work environment, career development, training, networking and mentoring.
Winner: Culture Links, LLC
Nominees include: BorgWarner, Culture Links, LLC, FCA US LLC
Gardner-White Michigan Economy and Community Contributions Award
Honors an individual who is a community leader from a Michigan-owned and operated business.
Winner: Ursula Scroggs, CPA, DKSS CPA’s + Advisors
Nominees include: Sue Keels - Royal Park Hotel, Maggie Razdar - Kids Standard, Ursula Scroggs, CPA, DKSS CPA's + Advisors
Mahindra Automotive North America "RISE" Award
Recognizes one individual or group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to beautifying the local community by way of an initiative related to agriculture or the arts.
Winner: Fay Hansen, Oakland University
Nominees include: Ang Adamiak - Arts and Scraps, Fay Hansen - Oakland University, Aaron Stahly - Auburn Hills Department of Public Works (DPW)
Oakland University Innovator of the Year Award
Presented to the company with an impressive innovation story.
Winner: Elite Detection K9
Nominees include: Crossroads Care Center, Elite Detection K9, FANUC America
Pomeroy Living Outstanding Community Wellness Award
Presented to a company who is a great community partner and is always focused on the wellness of others.
Winner: Plante Moran
Nominees include: America Let's Exercise Inc., Cornerstone Community Financial, Crossroads Care Center, North Oakland Family YMCA, Plante Moran
Stella Wealth Management of Raymond James Higher Standard Award
This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated high standards in business service and acumen and has used their talent in support of another individual, business or organization.
Winner: Davin Salvagno, PurposePoint
Nominees include: Katrina Brady - Job Impulse, Davin Salvagno, PurposePoint, Shannon Striebich - St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
Trion Solutions, Inc. Vision Made Clear Award
Presented to a small to mid-size emerging company with a clear and distinctive vision and on a fast track to success. The company likely would have been founded within the past 10 years.
Nominees include: Auxiom, Branex Group, Celebrate Hope, LLC., Job Impulse, Inc.