Chamber honoring Excellence Award winners


Mike Olthoff. Photo via

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

Retail: Sanborn’s

Manufacturing: Geerpres

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

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