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Look for holiday, festive
time at EMMAs this year
A festive, holiday atmosphere, complete with a Frank Sinatra impersonator, is the game plan for the 12th annual EMMA Awards this year.
EMMA (Extraordinary Member Merit & Achievement) will move to a Friday night, Dec. 6, and be held at the Greystone Golf & Banquet Center, 67500 Mound Road in Washington Township.
Tickets are $40 per person and includes dinner, an open bar from 5-6 p.m., entertainment and the awards ceremony. There will also be a photo booth at the event.
Deadline to purchase tickets is Tuesday, Dec. 3.
EMMAs are given out each year to individuals and businesses for their contribution toward the improvement and growth of the community the Greater Romeo-Washington Chamber of Commerce serves. Categories are: Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Public Service Award, The Chelsea Elizabeth Pascoe Memorial Youth Award and the Excellence in Teaching/Mentoring Award.
Prior to dinner and the awards ceremony, the chamber will conduct its annual meeting where it will highlight achievements for 2013 and introduce its plans and partnerships for 2014, said Kelley Stephens, executive director of the chamber.
The annual meeting is also the time the chamber elects its Board of Directors. Candidates for the board this year include: Bill Bowser, Henry Ford Health Systems; Sue Guigar, Wildtree; Judge Denis LeDuc, 42-1 District Court; Christina Muir, Roth Muir Funeral Home/Romeo Monument; Nicolas Rinke, Blue Water Trucking and Kelly Wellington, Pistol Gripz.
This year's event sponsors are: DTE Energy, Spotlight Sponsor; Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals; Premier Sponsor; and Diamond Sponsors<Blue Water Trucking, PNC Bank, Beaumont Hospital and Oral Surgery Specialist.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the annual meeting begins at 5 p.m. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and awards begin at 7 p.m.
For more information or to pay by credit card, call the chamber office at (586) 752-4436.
Sponsorship opportunies are still available and include: Spotlight, $750; Premier, $500; Diamond, $250 and Emerald ($25 gift basket minimum).