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Nominations Sought for Kalkaska Business and Citizen of the Year

Nominations are now being accepted for the Kalkaska Business and Citizen of the Year Awards, a 49-year tradition in the community to honor a local business and resident for their civic involvement.

Nominations are being accepted now through Sunday, March 24. Visit this link to cast your vote: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019KalkaskaNominations.

The award winners will be honored at the 2019 Kalkaska Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, April 25. The Traverse City Chamber of Commerce and the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation have partnered to host the annual event.

“This event is a respected tradition and celebration with the Kalkaska community,” said Andi Wagenschutz, event volunteer and Community Foundation Board Director. “The partnership between the Community Foundation and the Chamber represents the commitment of both organizations to the Kalkaska area and our community.”

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 am – 1 pm at the Kalkaska Church of Christ. Tickets are available on the Chamber website.

In addition to recognizing and honoring the Kalkaska Business and Citizen of the Year, the event supports a scholarship award for Miss Kalkaska and – new this year – event proceeds will support the Endowment for Kalkaska Area at the Community Foundation.

“This endowment is dedicated to supporting the Kalkaska community and grants are decided by our Board Directors from Kalkaska County. It’s a local giving option, with local decision-makers, and local impact,” said Alison Metiva, vice-president strategic engagement and programs at the Community Foundation.

Grants from the Endowment have supported the Kalkaska Conservation District, KAIR, the Commission on Aging and, most recently, helped to bring Blessings in a Backpack to Kalkaska schools.

The 2019 Kalkaska Annual Luncheon is being supported by presenting sponsor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

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