Leadership Program GovAffairs Business Awards Ambassadors

November 8, 2018

The Chamber Annual Meeting & Business Awards Dinner is a reception open to all businesses in the area.  Featuring a finely prepared, all inclusive dinner, the event is an evening of celebration and networking among the business community. Mark your calendars for November 8th!

2017 Presenting Sponsors

Congratulations to the 2017 Award Recipients!

The Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Winners for the 2017 Business Awards! The recipients were chosen by LIVE voting at the Annual Meeting and Business Awards Dinner. 

The event was sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganChemical Bank, and Riemer Eye Center and looks back on 2017 honoring those who have made great strides with the Chamber and in the Community! 


Congratulations 2017 Business Awards recipients!

Business of the Year: Larsen's Landscaping

Small Business of the Year: The Fillmore

Business Person of the Year: Kathryn Kenny Executive Director of Manistee County Visitors Bureau

Community Action Award: Armory Youth Project

Ambassador of the Year: Jim Frost, Manistee Ford

We would like to thank all of our sponsors; 4Front Credit UnionAlliance BeverageBlarney Castle Oil & PropaneBlue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganBoyer Insurance AgencyChemical BankConsumers EnergyJackpine Business CenterLittle River Casino ResortLudington Beverage CompanyRamsdell Inn & TJ's PubRiemer Eye CenterSmith & Eddy Insurance, and West Shore Community College

As well as a huge thank you to MS Creative for producing the Nominee Video, Tim Fink at West Shore Community College for the IT assistance with the LIVE voting, Beverly Wilkens of Old Hippie Productions for photographing the event, DJ Cole Black for providing the music, Crystal Young of West Shore Community College for being Master of Ceremonies, the staff at Little River Casino Resort, and all of our ambassadors and committee members who helped make the event happen. Thank you all and we look forward to 2018!! 

SBDC Business Workshops


DATE: January 10, 2019
TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Blue Fish Kitchen + Bar


West Shore Bank

Matt Knizacky
Owner/Agent, Knizacky Insurance Agency

Being an Ambassador has been very fulfilling both personally and professionally.  It has allowed me to meet many people who have become friends and clients.

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