Alpena, Mich—The weather outside didn’t keep folks from attending the biggest night in Alpena. Over 700 people made their way to the annual Chamber of Commerce dinner.
This year’s theme: ‘Seasons of Alpena’ truly fit tonight’s occasion. The ‘Citizen of the Year’ award was a special one, as Girl Scout leader, community organizer, and church leader Bronwyn Woolman walked on stage to receive her honor.
During her speech, Woolman told the crowd that she was shocked but proud to represent Alpena as a community who embraces family. She also encouraged everyone to take time out to become a volunteer.
Other winners included:
Business of the Year – Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union
Customer Service of the Year – McDonald Bros. Collision
Culture Change Agent Award – Annie Wilk
Connecting the Classroom and Business Award – David Cummins
Ambassador of the Year – Audra Smith
MidMichigan Health – Health Leadership Award – Home Depot
Alpena Community College Michigan Workforce Development Award – Decorative Panels International and Lafarge