2017 Annual Meeting – News Release
Excerpt from Moody on the Market, http://www.moodyonthemarket.com/web-designer-lakeshore-biz-of-the-year/
Full Article at: Moody on the Market, http://www.moodyonthemarket.com/web-designer-lakeshore-biz-of-the-year/
Any Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce member who might be struggling to succeed picked up a free, but world class round of advice from a world renowned audiologist who just happens to be a hometown super star who continues to anchor her business right here in Michigan’s Great Southwest. They would also do well to mirror the hard work of the key major award winners honored by the Chamber tonight as well.
Dr. Gyl Kasewurm told members of the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce tonight to succeed in business you have to have passion for what you do. It was almost as if the keynoter and the two major award winners were in total sync with one another, based on the accomplishments that each have achieved over the years.
At the Lakeshore Chamber’s Annual Meeting at Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant tonight, Wendy Bedell of Net Designs in Stevensville was the recipient of the Business of the Year Award by Chamber President Claudia Ruppel. It’s ironic that 15 years after her first major job in her newly launched business was the Lakeshore Chamber website and now, still producing that site Bedell was acknowledged for outstanding design in multiple media formats and her success as a small company that works with proven partners to accomplish big things.
Net Designs has crafted work for accounting firms, restaurants, breweries, spas, architectural firms and even manufacturers to earn the recognition of fellow Chamber members for whom she maintains the organizational website on an every day basis.
The other major award winner was new State Budget Director Al Pscholka who has been a Lakeshore advocate and an outstanding resource for all of Michigan’s Great Southwest through his work as a Lincoln Township Trustee, a three-term member of the Michigan State House of Representatives, and now serving as Governor Rick Snyder’s Budget Director.
Both Bedell and Pscholka exemplify the attributes that Dr. Kasewurm, as keynote speaker for tonight’s function, calls critical for success in business today. Dr. Kasewurm, who’s Professional Hearing Services audiology practice in St. Joseph is the single largest such practice in the nation with ten times the revenue of the average audiology practice in the country, delivered key advice to business people looking to succeed in today’s world of business. Read more at Moody on the Market, http://www.moodyonthemarket.com/web-designer-lakeshore-biz-of-the-year/
2016 Annual Meeting – News Release
LAKESHORE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2016 OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS
At the Annual Meeting held January 25 at Tabor Hill Restaurant, Claudia M. Ruppel was elected President of the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce for 2016. She succeeds Larry Wozniak, who served the past two years. Other officers are 1st Vice-President Matt Ascolese, 2nd Vice-President Mary Hill, Secretary Sandra Kopach, and Treasurer Kellen Van Hulle.
Twenty persons make up the Board of Trustees: Matt Ascolese, Martha Baker, Tina Boehm, Regina Ciaravino, Phil Freeman, Bobbie Guernsey, Mary Hill, Sandra Kopach, Stacy Loar-Porter, Kameron Morris, Tom Norbey, Paul Przewozniak, Claudia Ruppel, Tracy Sanders, John Schmidt, Steve Slavicek, Bernice Tretheway, Kellen Van Hulle, Bret Witkowski and Larry Woziak.
The Lakeshore Chamber exists to promote the interests of Stevensville, Baroda and its surrounding areas for the growth and advancement of businesses and communities.
LAKESHORE LANCER MARCHING BAND TRIP TO NORMANDY SUPPORT FROM LAKESHORE CHAMBER
The Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce hosted the Lakeshore Marching Band Red, Black & White Gala to help raise funds for the band’s upcoming trip to Normandy, France, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day
The evening consisted of dinner, music & dancing, and both a silent & live auction. The event was held on Saturday, March 22, at Santaniello’s Italian Restaurant in Stevensville from 5:00-10:00 p.m. Folks were greeted by the very relaxing music of Michael Lovelace on keyboard as they browsed the silent auction, which was followed by a wonderful dinner and beautiful desserts.
After dinner we were treated by presentations from “Michigan Remembers” Eric Bauchet, the Project Chairman, Jaxson Lybbert, one of the band members, and
Lori VonKoenig, the Director of Bands at Lakeshore Schools. We also were able to recognize six of our World War II Veterans from the area that were able to join us for the evening. The evening wrapped up with a very fun-filled live auction, with the help of John Glassman.
The event was a huge success due to the philanthropic spirit of so many area businesses that gave merchandise towards the auction, as well as those that donated services that evening. We had a wonderful turnout of 115 people from our community that were generous with their giving. We were able to raise $20,349 for the band’s trip, bringing them to over 80% of the monies needed to reach their goal.
Thank you to Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Michael Lovelace, Hanson Productions, Glassman Auctions, Santaniello’s Restaurant, Bit of Swiss Bakery and Mail-Max for your kindness and generosity towards the evening’s event.
BUSINESS/ORGANIZATON OF THE YEAR
J. C. Anderson, Chairman of the Lakeshore Excellence Foundation for the Lakeshore Public Schools accepted a plaque honoring the Foundation for its accomplishments. The Foundation is finishing its largest project ever…a $600,000 transformation of the Media Centers to 21st Century Learning Centers supported by local businesses and private donors.
COMMUNITY SPIRIT PRESENTATION
Heart of the Beaches Café in Stevensville, owners Earl and Lori Small, were presented with a plaque to recognize the efforts and contributions made to the Village this past year with various promotions.
State Representative Al Pscholka also presented recognition plaques from the Michigan State Legislators honoring these recipients.