9th Annual GINCC Gala celebrates 2019 Community Award recipients

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ELY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC)- The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their 9th Annual GINCC Gala on Thursday evening at the Wawonowin Country Club.

The masquerade themed end of the year celebration included the organization handing out their 2019 Community Awards.

The awards included Gauthier Insurance as ‘Chamber Member of the Year,’ mBank as ‘Business of the Year’ and ‘Great Lakes Recovery Centers as Organization of the Year.’

The other individual awards included Greg Toutant, CEO of Great Lakes Recovery Centers, as ‘Business Person of the Year,’ and Linda Andriacchi, Head of Ishpeming Beautification Committee, as ‘Volunteer of the Year.’

Executive Director of GINCC, Bob Hendrickson, said his favorite part is getting to celebrate the award winners for all their work they do for the community.

"We would like to really thank a lot of the sponsors that are engaged with the GINCC, it really is about the community, we're an organization that reflects the community and I think this event helps show that,” said Hendrickson.

The event also had a bucket raffle, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.

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