Welcome to the Caro Chamber of Commerce
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Citizen of the Year

Previous Citizens of the Year:

2015 - Jim Tussey
2014 - Jim Rolka
2013 - Brenda Caruthers
2012 - Jim Will
2011 - Norman Daniels
2010 - Mike Henry
2009 - Dick Fulmer
2008 - Tom Striffler
2007 - Robert DeBoer
2006 - Sandy Gaudreau
2005 - Kathy Neuman
2004 - Pat Curtis
2003 - Ken Beachy
2002 - Sara Dost (deceased)
2001 - Gary Avery
2000 - Dick Ransford
1999 - Jim Sparling (deceased)
1998 - Betty Pattullo
1997 - Betty Colling (deceased)
1996 - Brett McLaughlin
1995 - Rose Putnam
1994 - Mary Ann Vandemark
1993 - Weston Raven (deceased)
1992 - Glenn Eastham (deceased)
1991 - Patrick Boylan (deceased)
1990 - Carol Ellsworth
1989 - W. Donald Dugger
1988 - Maurice Ransford (deceased)
1987 - Dr. Herbert Nigg (deceased)
1986 - James McLoskey
1985 - Therese Hunter (deceased)
1984 - Paul Findlay( (deceased)
1983 - Dorothy Mantey
1982 - Frank Chamberlain (deceased)
1981 - Ronald Laeder
1980 - Ruby Reid
1979 - William Graham (deceased)
1978 - Percy Gram (deceased)
1977 - Gladys Galloway (deceased)
1976 - Donald Kanicki
1975 - Dorr Wiltse (deceased)
1974 - Rudy Petzold (deceased)
1973 - Beatrice Berry (deceased)
1972 - James Sutherland (deceased)
1971 - Lucille Ashmun (deceased)
1970 - Donald Stamats (deceased)
1969 - Reid Thurston (deceased)

Merit Award

Previous Merit Award Winners

2015 - Meggen Jensen
2014 - Cathy Cabala
2013 - Charlie Sunblad
2012 - Leianne Nichols
2011 - Jim and Julie Matuszak
2010 - Margie Sylvester
2009 - Suzanne Smith
2008 - Mark Ransford
2007 - Olena "Len" Jensen
2006 - Susan Rickwalt-Holder
2005 - Jamie Lee
2004 - Corky Dean
2003 - Louise Hodges
2002 - Sheila Conely
2001 - Mike Bauerschmidt
2000 - Glen Roth
1999 - Vic Verchereau
1998 - Hank Mai (deceased)
1997 - Sue Larson
1996 - Richard Fullmer
1995 - Sara Dost
1994 - Susan Woern
1993 - Betty Colling (deceased)
1992 - Ken Beachy
1991 - John Vaughan (deceased)
1990 - Miriam Rickwalt (deceased) & Anna Miklovic (deceased)
1989 - Lucille Noble
1988 - Darlene Hood
1987 - Michael Sinchak, OD (deceased)
1986 - Carol Ellsworth

Junior Citizen of the Year

Previous Junior Citizen of the Year Winners

2015 - Makenzee Smith 2014 - Alex Phillips
2013 - Blair Tiseo 2012 - Nicole Hodges
2011 - Kendle Ehrenberg 2010 - Daniella Babcock
2009 - Elizabeth Schlaud
2008 - Becky Albrecht
2007 - Dayna Roe
2006 - Justin Jackson
2005 - Megan Tibbits
2004 - Nathan Gearhart

Special Tribute


2014 - Anderson Tuckey, Bernhardt, and Doran  PC CPA

Previous Special Tribute Award Winners

2013

John Hunter
2012 Dr. Mark & Laura Strzelewicz & family
2011 Jim Tussey
2010 Lota Hartel
2009
Ruby and Roger Reid receiving the Special Tribute award on behalf of Donald Reid

2008

Jim Caruthers - for dedication, support and acting as an advocate of the Caro Chamber of Commerce.
2007
Rex & Carol Ellsworth - In appreciation for 31 years of support & commitment to the Caro Chamber of Commerce and our business community.

Service Award


2014 - Caro Community Schools

2013

Mary Kulis, Consumers Energy
2012 Pizza Hut
2011 Caro 150 Snow Fest
2010 Pete O'Brien of PJ O'Brien's Catering
2009
Knights of Columbus

2008

Caro Police Department
2007
Caro Department of Public Works