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Annual MABA Awards

Each year, at the December meeting, awards are given to the MABA Member of the Year, MABA Business of the Year, and the Most Improved Business of the Year as voted on by the general MABA Membership.  The President's Award is also given at this time.  The awards have changed a little over the years but the reason for the recognition remains the same, great people doing amazing things for the betterment of MABA.  The description of the awards is as follows:

The MABA Member of the Year recognizes the MABA Member that the general MABA Membership feels has given above and beyond in promoting, supporting and moving the organization forward towards it goals and objectives.

The MABA Business of the Year recognizes the business of a MABA Member for making a significant contribution to the organization and the community.  This is also voted on by the general MABA Membership.

The Most Improved Business of the Year is voted on by the general MABA Membership and recognizes a local business that has make significant improvements to the building, lot and over-all appearance of the business making the community a greater place to live, work, and play.  This business does not have to be a MABA Member.

The President's Award is given at the sole digression of the current MABA President to the MABA Member that has gone above and beyond to support the mission of MABA and has helped the President make a large impact to the organization as a whole.

To nominate a business or a person for one of the MABA Awards, please print, fill out, and give the nomination form to any of the MABA board members at the next meeting.  


2016 MABA Award Nominations.pdf

Member of the Year


2000 - Malinda Barr / Get Up And GROW

2001 - Joan Smith / Hope Borbas Okemos Library

2002 - Aaron Kik / CBS Payroll Solutions

2003 - Laura Letzler / Ingham County Medical Care

2004 - Shalimar Maynard / Massman Trucking

2005 - Susan Wozena, CPA PC

2010 - Matt Sloan / Graff Chevrolet

2011 - Malinda Barr / Get Up And Grow

2012 - Ashley Bragdon / LSJ Media

2013 - Tom Conway / KI Technology Group

2014 - Sheree Ritchie / Northwinds Heating & Cooling

2015 - Tom Conway / ASK

2016 - Justin Savage / The Savage Agency Allstate

Business Person of the Year


2000 - Matt Rhodes / Dusty's Cellar

2001 - Julie Wilbur / Meijer of Okemos

2002 - Aengus McIntosh / Gus's Watershed

2003 - Claudia Bleil / Meridian Mall

2004 - Maxine King / Arbonne International

2005 - Tom & Denise Warner / Blue Gill Grill

2010 - Malinda Barr / Get Up And Grow

2011 - Jane Mitchell / Jungle Jane Promotions

2012 - Shawn Hensley / Graff Chevrolet

2013 - Nicky Hale / PNC Bank

2014 - Ashley Barbeau / Signarama

2015 - Matt Sloan / Graff Chevrolet

2016 - Brian Kirchbaum / Gilbert Chocolates

Most Improved Business


2002 - Matt Rhodes / Dusty's Cellar

2003 - Chris Tice / Pizza House

2004 - Dr. Christine Teneglia, DDS

2005 - Terry Potterpin / Executive Options

2010 - Dennis Louney / Delta Dental

2011 - Matt Sloan / Graff Chevrolet

2012 - Denise / Blue Gill Grill

2013 - Julia Dennings / City Limits East

2014 - Al & Linda / Al-Lin's Floral & Gifts

2015 - Jeff Klug / Klug Law Firm

2016 - LeeAnn Buckingham / Framer's Edge


President's Award


2001 - Marsha Madle / Arbonne International

2002 - Vivian Laux / National City Bank

2003 - Sandra Donahue / Office Options

2004 - Paul Ross / Attorney at Law

2005 - Laura Letzler / Ingham County Medical Care

2010 - Ashley Bragdon / LSJ Media

2011 - Burt Altman / Brogan Reed VanGorder & Associates

2012 - Craig Allen / Adventyx

2013 - Laura Letzler / Laura Letzler Massage, MABA Admin

2014 - Tom Conway / ASK

2015 - Dale Kohlsmith / Signarama

2016 - Jennifer Bennett / Michigan.com



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