GENESEE COUNTY — Several Flint Township businesses and individuals are listed among the nominees for the third-annual Art of Achievement of Awards, presented by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau.
This year’s gala will be held Nov. 15, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Flint Institute of Arts. The format is slightly different from previous years, with the awards program beginning at 6 p.m. and the hors d’oeuvres reception following afterwards. There will also be a cash bar.
“The committee felt that starting the evening off with the awards program would allow the nominees and guests to mingle afterwards in a more relaxed setting,” said Heather Kale, Director of Member Services at the Flint & Genesee Chamber. “Also, the FIA is a fabulous venue for event like the Art of Achievement Awards. We’re looking forward to a fun evening.”
Tickets are sold out.
Park Place Hair Studio and Peerless Mattress Co., both on Miller Road, are among Flint Township nominees for the Small Business Award. Super 8 Miller Road/Airport is among 8 nominees for Hotel of the Year. Regional Medical Imaging (RMI), which has an office on Lennon Road, is up for the CEO Business Award.
Nominees for Art of Achievement
The following individuals and companies are nominees in the business category:
CEO Business Award — Any company with 50 or more employees.
ELGA Credit Union
Genesee County Parks
Mass Transportation Authority
Regional Medical Imaging (RMI)
Small Business Award — Any company with less than 50 employees.
The Content Effect
Flint Comix & Entertainment
Global Treatment Solutions
Park Place Hair Studio
Peerless Mattress Co.
Rynelle Walker Photography/Studio 18
Steady Eddy’s Café
Minority Owned Business Award — Any minority owned business in the community.
Elite Career Solutions
Nonprofit Impact Award — Any charity, church or nonprofit making great strides to positively impact any facet of the Flint and Genesee community.
Communities First, Inc.
Flint Unity Farming Project
Foster Closet of Genesee County
GearUp 2 Lead
My Dreams Do Come True
WOW Outreach/Kenyetta Dotson
Young Professional Leader Award — Any young professional 35 or younger making great strides to benefit their company and/or the community.
Amber Taylor, Purves Construction
DeWaun Robinson, Artistic Visions
Glenn Wilson, Communities First, Inc.
Marcus Bieth, Flint T-Shirts
Sarha Sellers, Hashtaglunchbag-Flint
Yasmin Ladha, C&L Ward
Mackenzie Benson, Alexis Kiefer, Molly Moerman & Taylor Twohig, Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) Dream and Discover Initiative
Claire M. White Award — Honoring a woman working for the betterment of Flint & Genesee in community, career or someone else’s life.
Laura Sorenson, SageLink Credit Union
Jackie Mason, Mid- Michigan AMBUCS
Crystal Dillard, Flint Cultural Center
Essence Wilson, Communities First, Inc.
Kristy Cantleberry, KellerWilliams Realty
Dr. Nicole Wax
Amy McMillan, Genesee County Parks
Melanie Zaucha, RMI
The following companies and individuals are nominees in the hospitality category:
Hotel of the Year — This award recognizes a Genesee County hotel for its outstanding service, comfort and attention to hotel guests, providing an excellent overall experience.
Best Western Flint Airport Inn & Suites
Comfort Inn Grand Blanc
Courtyard Flint/Grand Blanc
Flint Residence Inn Marriott
Holiday Inn Express Flint – Campus Area
Holiday Inn Gateway Centre
Super 8 Miller Road/Airport
Wingate by Wyndham
Restaurant of the Year
Churchill’s Food & Spirits
La Familia Morales
The Cork on Saginaw
The Lunch Studio
In addition, the Chamber will present several special honors, including the Gloria J. DeHart Award, Hospitality Ambassador Award, Frontline Ambassador Award and Community Champion Award.