Which Successful Businesses Have Made a Mark in Saline?

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 06/17/2013 - 12:54

Don’t miss an opportunity to reward your favorite business.  Each year the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce honors two local businesses with the coveted Business Enterprise Award.  This award represents the most prestigious mark of distinction given to any business in the Saline area market.  The 18th annual Business Enterprise Awards program is now under way.  One award will be presented to a business with 20 or fewer employees and one to a firm with more than 20 employees.  The awards recognize established, successful companies that have exhibited exemplary business practices.  Service to the community as well as a commitment to the health and productivity of the Saline area are also essential attributes.

Nominations are open to the entire community.  Nomination forms with selection criteria are available at the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce, Saline City Hall, Saline District Library, Saline Community Education, and The Saline Reporter.  Nominations must be received at the Chamber office, 141 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite B, by mail, fax, or in person by Tuesday, September 3rd.

The following businesses are past recipients of the Business Enterprise Award:

2012    Stonebridge Golf Club and Iott Insurance Agency, Inc.

2011    The Cobblestone Rose and Kyocera Unimerco

2010    Hartman Insurance Agency, Inc. and Liebherr Saline

2009    Spotted Dog Winery and LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep

2008    Pineapple House and Phoenix Contractors, Inc.

2007    Bemis Farms Preschool and JAC Products, Inc.

2006    American Aqua, Inc.and  Evangelical Home-Saline & Brecon Village

2005    Carol’s Hallmark and Briarwood Ford

2004    Pack & Mail Plus and Bridgewater Lumber Company (now Chelsea Lumber Company)

2003    Quickprint, Inc. (now DiggyPOD) Bank of Washtenaw

2002    Rhoades Doehrer & Associates, PLLC and Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack

2001    Aero Corporation and Visteon Corporation

2000    Garry M. Deo, O.D., The Saline Reporter and K & F Electric Company

1999    Tom Mac’s Photography and Saline Community Hospital

1998    Saline Picture Frame Company and McNaughton & Gunn

1997    Benny’s Bakery and Busch’s ValuLand

1996    Saline Flowerland and R & B Machine Tool Company


The two honorees for the 2013 Business Enterprise Awards will be announced on the Saline Chamber website, www.salinechamber.org, and in local media.  The entire community is invited to participate in the gala awards dinner honoring this year’s recipients on Thursday, October 17th.  Call the Chamber office at 429.4494 for further information.

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