Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration
The Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration serves as our Chamber's annual meeting. It provides us with an opportunity to network with fellow Chamber members, recognize our outgoing Chamber Board Chairperson and members, award the annual Ron Wipfli "Person-of-the-Year" award, Michigan Works! “Business-of-the-Year”, Wave "Young Professional-of-the-Year", salute our local educators and acknowledge economic development achievements. The City of Menominee also presents its annual Community Service awards during the program.
The evening event begins with a pre-dinner wine tasting sponsored by Jack’s Fresh Market, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. The event most certainly is a celebration of all the positive things happening in our region and in our business community.
2022 Annual Dinner & Award Celebration Recipients
Ron Wipfli Person-of-the-Year Award: Jan Allman, Fincantieri Marine Group
Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! Business-of-the-Year Award: Lloyd Flanders Industries Inc.
Achievement in Education Award: Justine Braatz, Marinette High School
WAVE Young Professional-of-the-Year Award: Josh Jones, 2021-2022 Wave Chair, Stephenson Area Public Schools
City of Menominee Individual Service Award: Robert (Bob) Krysiak
City of Menominee Group Service Award: Skip Heckel, Menominee North Pier Lighthouse Keepers
2022 Outgoing Board Members
Edward Harding, Aurora Medical Center-Bay Area
Jennifer Flatt, Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College
Duane Roehm, Trident Maritime Systems
Vincent Baron, Baron Financial
2021-2022 Outgoing Chamber Board President, Jan Allman
2022-2023 Incoming Chamber Board President, John Hofer