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By: O. J. Cunningham

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It a jam-packed, standing room only turnout at Doubletree Hotel in Bay City, Michigan on Thursday night.

Keith Markstrom
Chamber Interim CEO

Photo by Steve Kent
Close to 400 business celebrities gathered for the 132nd Annual Meeting of the local Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

(All Photos by MyBayCity's Steve Kent)

Everybody that was anybody (On the Bay Area business scene) was on hand to celebrate an evening of recognition, celebration and general business.

The awards presentation was the highlight of the evening. Below is a list of the night's honorees and their awards:

  • Ambassador of the Year: Meri Sue Engers, Meadowbrook Insurance Group.
  • Ambassador All Star Awards: Kendra Christensen, COPOCO Community Credit Union; Meri Sue Engers, Meadowbrook Insurance; Amy Ford, Team One Credit Union; Trevor Keyes, Bay Future Inc.; John Mueller, Choice Office Products; Patsy Powell, New Dimensions Inc.
  • Energize Bay Area YPN Award: Trevor Keyes, Bay Future Inc.
  • Leadership Alumni Community Service Award: SVSU's Connie Schweitzer, a grad of Leadership Bay County.
  • ATHENA Award: Lisa Grills, YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region.
  • James A. Barcia Award for Excellence in Public Service: City Clerk & Deputy Bay City Mgr Dana Muscott.
  • Business Hall of Fame inductee: Walter Moore CPA, retired partner of Laine Appold.

    Dorthy Dean, Do-All, Inc. and Mike Stodolak, Independent Bank

    Pat O'Brien - EMCOR, Inc.

    Al Blinke - WNEM TV5

    David Green, FirstMerit Bank, presents Ambassador of the Year to Meri Sue Engers

    Ambassador All Stars

    Magen Samyn - McLaren Bay Region

    Trevor Keyes - Bay Future Inc.
    Energize Bay Area YPN Award Winner.

    Brent Gettel - Chemical Bank

    Connie Schweitzer - Leadership Alumni Community Service Award Winner

    Cherri Burzynski - McLaren Bay Special Care
    Presents Athena Award

    Lisa Grills - Athena Award Winner

    Jim Barcia presented Excellence In Public Service Award

    Dana Muscott's Father Accepts Barcia Award for his daughter.

    Rick Goedert - 1st State Bank - Introduces the Business Hall of Fame

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    O. J. Cunningham is the Publisher of Cunningham previously published Sports Page & Bay City Enterprise. He is the President/CEO of OJ Advertising, Inc.

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