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Chamber function celebrates Portage business community

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on December 10, 2019 with No Comments

Terry and Linda Hardin

Chamber function celebrates Portage business community

On Nov. 16, the Portage Chamber of Commerce recognized individuals and businesses that have excelled this year.  More than 100 business partners gathered for the Chamber’s annual recognition banquet.

Businesses were recognized for new construction such as Coyne Veterinary Center and the Portage Park Dept. for its new open Air pavilion.

Amy Armstrong, Autumn McCormick - Business Service Award

Construction Improvement was awarded to Century 21 Affiliated and Miller’s Senior Living.

Tate’s Place was awarded the Business Service of the Year for raising service to new standards of excellence by consistently providing high-quality service and continually exceeding customer expectations.

The Portage Chamber Volunteer of the Year honors those who volunteer for outstanding work and achievement, above and beyond normal membership.  Melinda Metz with Minuteman Press and Kim Lenburg with Best Western were the honorees.

Nancy Simpson and Carol Podolak - Putting Portage on the Map Award

Brandon Miller with the Portage Resale Shop accepted the humanitarian of the year award, which honors an individual who actively promotes and provides humanitarian services to the Portage community without regard to monetary gain.

bNutty was awarded the recognition of Putting Portage on the Map which honors those who bring state or national recognition to the Portage Community

The Portage Brewfest/Tacotest received the Special Event of the Year award.

The Portage Township YMCA received the Quality of Life Award, which honors citizens or businesses that help enhance the quality of life in the Portage community.

The Portage Kiwanis Club received the Community Impact Award, honoring an organization or person that makes significant outreach efforts that serve to uplift the community by promoting strong principles, ethical leadership and integrity.

The Outstanding Civic Leader was honored to Lori Wilkie with the Portage Park Dept.

The program ended with the main award of the evening presented to Jamie Lewis with Edward Jones for Outstanding Public Citizen.

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