2013 Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Business AwardsThe Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will celebrate local business success during the 2013 Business Awards.  Bill Harris, veteran television anchor for NBC25 will serve as master of ceremonies for the awards gala, which takes place on Thursday, November 7 at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint.

The 2013 Business Awards will highlight several of the region’s outstanding businesses and individuals.  Harris participates in the event for the first time.  The Emmy award winning anchor has spent more than 50 years in local television and radio and is a familiar face and voice in the region.

The biennial awards honor both businesses and individuals in the following categories:

  • Robert P. Gerholz Business of the Year
  • C.S. Mott Citizen of the Year
  • Ambassador of the Year
  • Outstanding Service Business
  • Outstanding Manufacturing Business
  • Outstanding Minority-owned Business
  • Outstanding Woman-owned Business
  • Outstanding Corporate Citizen
  • Outstanding Green Business

Each award will recognize outstanding contributions from a local business or individual selected from among several nominees in each category.  In addition to the awards, businesses also will be recognized for reaching significant milestones and anniversaries.

The 2013 Business Awards are made possible by the following sponsors:  Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network, Cocktail Reception and Dinner Sponsor; Serra Automotive, Dessert and Coffee Sponsor; Landaal Packaging Systems, Decorating Sponsor and Health Alliance Plan and University of Michigan Flint, Award Sponsors.

The awards event begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. and a program at 7:00 p.m. featuring the presentation of awards.

Tickets are $75 per person and tables of eight are $500 for the 2013 Business Awards. Thursday, October 31 is the the ticket deadline.  For ticket information or to make a reservation, visit www.flintandgenesee.org/events/business-awards/ or contact Brian Sullivan at (810) 600-1404.