Congratulations to Chamber Board member Bruce Smoler, DDS for becoming the 2013 Westland Business Person of the Year. Vic Barra (Wayne Ford Civic League) was named Westland’s 2013 First Citizen.The Business Person of the Year Award was sponsored by Dr. Amanda Apfelblat (another award winner!) and First Citizen was sponsored by the Observer Newspapers.
Over 80 Chamber members and friends attended our 2013 Awards Ceremony. Joy Manor did a fabulous job hosting the event and sponsored the Open Bar. Also honored were our Business Person of the Year Dr. Bruce Smoler, Community Dental Implant Group, First Citizen Vic Barra, Rotary's Community Champion Dr. Amanda Apfelblat, Westland Jaycee's Outstanding Young Person Awards went to State Representative Robert Kosowski, Craig Welkenbach and Joe Bobby.
Members with Milestone Anniversaries were recognized for their long term support of the Chamber. Leading the list was Nankin Ace Hardware and Hobby, celebrating their 50th year as a Westland Chamber of Commerce member.