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Howell Area Chamber of Commerce To select Citizen of the Year on Feb. 1

For 65 years, the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce has chosen a prominent member of the community to be honored for their contributions.

That will happen again next month when the 66th Annual Dinner & Citizen of the Year Presentation will take place February 1st at Cleary University-Cleary Commons.

According to a press release, the event will recognize community leaders and achievements, and spotlight key Howell Area Chamber of Commerce programs and events. The theme for the event is Onward & Upward, Moving Business to New Heights.

“The Annual Dinner Committee chose this year’s theme to highlight the full return of the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest in 2022”, said Janelle Best, President of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce.

Best says the theme Onward and Upward portrays hot air balloons rising above mountains that symbolize the ability to rise above the many hurdles encountered the past few years.

“We’re all very excited to bring together our members, businesses, and community leaders to celebrate and highlight this year’s Annual Award recipients and unveil our Citizen of the Year.”

Award recipients being honored at the event include:

Aludyne (Chamber Innovator of the Year Award), Susan Pominville, Abovo Visual Communications (Community Excellence Award), Nathan Burd, Livingston County Administrator (Rising Star Award), and Eileen Zilch, Community Catalysts (Game Changer Award). 

The announcement of the Citizen of the Year is kept a secret and announced at the end of the evening. The Annual Dinner & Citizen of the Year Presentation is presented by Brighton Ford and Trinity Health.

The annual dinner celebration begins at 5 p.m. with a strolling dinner and networking. The program will commence at 6 pm and will be followed by a celebratory afterglow.

Early registration runs through January 12th at $70 per person.  After that date, registration is $85 per person. Reservations can be made by calling the Howell chamber at 517.546.3920 or by registering online at Howell.org.


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