Nominees for 2019 Business Recognition Awards ID’d By Cornerstone Chamber

Like kids awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus, a number of businessmen and women across the spectrum in Michigan’s Great Southwest will be on pins and needles awaiting the results of the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce Business Recognition Awards for 2019. Unlike kids eager for the Santa results who will get those on Monday night and Tuesday morning, the business winners will have to wait until mid-February for their results.

The Cornerstone Chamber has revealed the nominees for their Chamber Awards to be presented at the 2019 Business Recognition Event in February. Nominees are current Cornerstone Chamber members that have been nominated by their peers, as no self-nominations were accepted.

The 2019 Chamber Award Nominees are:

Business Focused:

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Economic Impact Award

  • Honor Credit Union
  • Pearson Construction
  • United Federal Credit Union
  • Vickers Engineering

Small Business of the Year Award

  • Boelcke Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Competitive Edge
  • JellieFish Productions
  • King Media
  • North Pier Brewing
  • OnStaff USA
  • Pace of Southwest Michigan
  • Region IV Area Agency on Aging
  • Transient Artisan Ales

Excellence in Customer Service Award

  • Boelcke Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Family Physicians of St. Joseph
  • Fort Miami CrossFit
  • Hallmark Living Benton Harbor
  • Honor Credit Union
  • JellieFish Productions
  • SERVPRO of Berrien County
  • Starks Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services
  • The Livery
  • Welcome Home Design Group

Green Business of the Year Award

  • Michigan E-Bike
  • Michigan Energy Business Solutions

Individual Focused:

The Young Business Leader of the Year Award

  • Erin Bonin – Kruggel Lawton CPA
  • Jonah McDonough – Jonah McDonough State Farm
  • Shawn McDonough – JellieFish Productions
  • Patricia Muellen – Upton for All of Us
  • Jeremy Thiele – ROSTA USA

Business or Individual Focused:

The Pat Moody Award – Presented by the 2018 Winner Kruggel Lawton CPA

  • Beaudoin Electrical Construction
  • Kilwin’s of St. Joseph
  • Pearson Construction
  • Marty Mason – Sunset Tool & Monogram Centre
  • Anna Murphy – United Way of Southwest Michigan

Additionally, the Cornerstone Chamber will recognize one of their 15 Ambassadors as the 2018 Ambassador of the year.

As has become tradition, together, Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce and Cornerstone Alliance will host The Business Recognition Breakfast at the Grand Upton Hall located in the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 from 7:15 am to 9:30 am. Tickets are now available for purchase at for $25 each, or a table of 10 for $200.

The event will feature 500 local business professionals gathering together to celebrate local business and includes breakfast, networking, a keynote speaker, as well as board updates and awards from both the Cornerstone Chamber and Cornerstone Alliance respectively.

Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 member-driven organization encouraging the growth of business through networking, advocacy, visibility and benefits for all of our members. The Chamber represents 700 businesses that provide 36,000 jobs for the regional community.