Chamber Awards: Schlegel, Northwoods Passage, Calhoun receive honors
COURTESY OF THE TOMAHAWK REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
TOMAHAWK – The Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced this year’s winners of the Annual Chamber Awards at the organization’s annual dinner held Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Inshalla Country Club in Tomahawk. Three awards were presented to honor those who make a significant impact on the region and have contributed their time and talents to make our community a better place to live, work and visit.
The Spirit Award is given annually to a volunteer who freely gives of their time and resource to the Chamber and the community. This year, the award was presented to Mary Schlegel.
Mary is a longtime Ambassador who recently retired from this very special arm of the Chamber. The Ambassadors greet new businesses, volunteer for events and help to organize networking and social events for the Chamber. Mary has dedicated years to serving as an Ambassador, rarely missing a meeting, business greeting or event. Her contributions are appreciated and her warm smile will be greatly missed.
The Ambassador Award is given annually to a group, business or individual who promotes Tomahawk in a positive light and acts as an ambassador for the region as a whole. This year, the award was presented to the Northwoods Passage Snowmobile Club.
The club maintains over 275 miles of snowmobile trails in the region and played an important role in getting the Tomahawk Region designated a snowmobile-friendly community by the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs. The group is the only primarily business-based club in our region, with nearly 50 business members. Collectively, they help to make our trail system and snowmobile way of life one of the best in the state.
Tim Calhoun, Lori Rogney and Brian Viegut accepted the award on behalf of the club.
The Lifetime Service Award is presented to a community member who not only serves and volunteers with the Chamber but is heavily active in all aspects of the community. They are chosen based on a long-term commitment made to the betterment of Tomahawk. This year, Jeff Calhoun received the award.
Jeff is a talented and well-recognized musician who often donates his time and talent to Chamber and other non-profit events. His family owned and operated one of the largest sports centers in the state for nearly 50 years, and collectively, they have donated an astronomical amount of time, money and resources to promote outdoor recreation and the entire community as a whole. Jeff is a true asset to Tomahawk and his passion for his music, the area and the people of the community is evident in everything he does.