Outstanding Businesses and Leaders Recognized at Dearborn Area Chamber’s Annual Chamber Choice Awards

Keri Boyd, Vice President, Retail Financial Services at DFCU Financial accepts the 2015 Business of the Year Award on the Credit Union’s behalf. Joining Boyd is Jackie Lovejoy, President of the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce and Melissa Demorest LeDuc, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Dearborn Area Chamber.

Keri Boyd, Vice President, Retail Financial Services at DFCU Financial accepts the 2015 Business of the Year Award on the Credit Union’s behalf. Joining Boyd is Jackie Lovejoy, President of the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce and Melissa Demorest LeDuc, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Dearborn Area Chamber.

Nearly 350 businesses and community leaders joined the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce in honoring 4 remarkable businesses and individuals, and over 100 area organizations celebrating a milestone anniversary at the elegant Chamber Choice Awards & Expo this past Friday, March 13 at the Henry, an Autograph Collection Hotel in Dearborn.  The awards event, presented by Ford Land, combined effective networking, business appreciation, and an expo showcasing over 40 Dearborn area businesses.

The Chamber honored DFCU Financial as Business of the Year; Dr. Stan Jensen, president of Henry Ford College as the Business Leader of the Year; Moo Cluck Moo, a unique, local restaurant, as Small Business of the Year; and Gary Kuhlmann, owner of Park Place Catering in Dearborn, with the Impact Award. Each recipient was recognized for their tremendous contributions to the Dearborn area community.

The Chamber Choice Awards and Expo event connects and showcases organizations in the Dearborn Area community.  The luncheon, which included a video component spotlighting each awardee, highlighted the activities and programs of the Dearborn Area Chamber throughout 2014. Businesses celebrating milestone anniversaries, from 5 years to 125 years were honored during the ceremony. The expo, also a significant aspect to the event, enabled companies to promote their products and services to nearly 350 business owners, community leaders and corporate professionals.

For more information, please contact the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce by phone at 313-584-6100. Be sure to follow the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook at facebook.com/DearbornAreaChamber, on Twitter @DbnAreaChamber and online at www.dearbornareachamber.org for all the latest news and events.

The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce provides 600+ members with the opportunities and resources to engage and network with other businesses, enhancing financial growth, professional development, and the ability to contribute to a thriving community environment.

Brian Parker and Harry Moorhouse of Dearborn Heights and Canton-based restaurant Moo Cluck Moo accepts the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award.

Brian Parker and Harry Moorhouse of Dearborn Heights and Canton-based restaurant Moo Cluck Moo accepts the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award.

Dr. Stan Jensen, President of Henry Ford College accepts the 2015 Business Leader of the Year Award.

Dr. Stan Jensen, President of Henry Ford College accepts the 2015 Business Leader of the Year Award.

Gary Kuhlmann, owner of Park Place Catering in Dearborn accepts the 2015 Impact Award.

Gary Kuhlmann, owner of Park Place Catering in Dearborn accepts the 2015 Impact Award.