Mike Olthoff. Photo via gvsu.edu
A chamber of commerce in the region is producing its first Excellence Awards.
The luncheon by the Muskegon Lakeshore Area Chamber of Commerce will be this Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center Downtown Muskegon, at 939 Third St.
The chamber has historically given out a single entrepreneur award each year. Starting this year, the Excellence Awards will honor award winners in seven categories.
The event’s keynote speaker will be Mike Olthoff, a philanthropist and the CEO of Norton Shores-based Nichols, a paper, packaging and sanitary supply distributor.
Tickets are $35 for members and $55 for non-members.
2019 Excellence Award winners
Nonprofit: Read Muskegon
Service: The Station Grill
Tourism: U.S.S. Silversides Submarine Museum
Community Engagement: CWC Textron
Entrepreneur: Ice Box Brand Ice Cream Bars