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December 11th, 2023


Auburn Hills, MI – Congratulations to the following outstanding Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce Award recipients and nominees. On Friday, December 8, 2023 the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce recognized these individuals and companies for their achievements and revealed the winners at its annual Silver & Gold Awards at the Royal Park Hotel. The program honors business leaders in the areas of innovation, leadership, and community involvement. It also recognizes volunteers and supporters of the Auburn Hills Chamber.

Auburn Hills Chamber and Special Recognition Awards recognizing leaders include:
Board Member of the Year – Adrienne Bass – Oakland University
Ambassador of the Year – Gil Bromley – USI Insurance Services
Outgoing Committee Chairs – Lisa Stella – Stella Wealth Management of Raymond James
Outgoing Board of Directors – Scott Abbate – Hirotec, Steven Leiger – Nexteer Automotive
People’s Choice Taste on the Go Vendor – Rangoli Indian Cuisine – Auburn Hills, The Flavor Lab – Rochester Mayor’s Award – The Baiardi Foundation

City of Auburn Hills 40th Anniversary Ruby Award: Cunningham-Limp

Silver & Gold Awards recognize individuals and companies who represent “sterling” qualities of excellence and leadership. There are eighteen named awards including:


Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC Woman’s Leadership Award

This award recognizes a woman who exemplifies a strong commitment to personal, community and professional development.

Winner: Kathryn Baker- Auxiom

Nominees Include: Kathryn Baker- Auxiom, Lauren Call – John A. Sanchez & Co., Tamatha Dew – Lake Trust Credit Union, Theresa Doan – Genisys Credit Union, Cathy Koch – K-TEC Systems, Nicole Logan – FANUC America Corporation, Tricia McKinnon – Shermeta Law Group, Katherine Richards – Unicom Solutions, Michelle Richardson – The Brooks Group, Audra Slocum – Oakland University School of Education and Human Servies

Atlas Copco Excellence Award

Awards the company that not only meets industry standards but has clearly gone above and beyond to improve their company and industry expectations.
Winner: M1 Concourse
Nominees Include: Auxiom, Brose North America, Intelligent Technical Solutions, M1 Concourse

Auxiom Golden SMB Award

This award recognizes a small or medium size business that exemplifies “The Golden Rule” – treat others as you want to be treated.

Winner: Marlo Beauty Supply

Nominees Include: Buildup STEAM, Crossroads Care Center, Gift’s For All God’s Children, Marlo Beauty Supply, New Horizons Rehabilitation Services, Scent Science Candler Bar

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Chief Financial Credit Union Strategic Partner Award

Presented to a company or organization making a significant impact within the community through a creative strategic partnership with another organization.
Winner: Oakland Christian School Art Department
Nominees Include: Cygnet Institute of Financial Literacy / Oakland Community College, Oakland Christian School Art Department

City of Auburn Hills Business Success Story Award

This award is given to a company large or small, that has made significant strides within their business. This award also recognizes the outstanding commitment to a company’s employees, its mission, and overall achievements within an organization.
Winner: Scent Science Candle Bar

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Nominees Include: Augies Business Services, JRAutomation Esys Division, New Horizons Rehabilitation Services, Polaris Private Wealth, Scent Science Candle Bar, Team CORE

Corewell Health Excellence in Healthcare Award

This award honors an individual who demonstrates leadership, innovation, and excellence in the healthcare field.

Winner: Dana McAllister Armenteros – The W Buchanan Group

Nominees Include: Christofer Buatti – Oakland Hills Dermatology, Dana McAllister Armenteros – The W Buchanan Group, Kim Stephens – SALTA Direct Primary Care

Consumers Energy Cares Award

This award recognizes the individual that continuously demonstrates a commitment to helping others in the community.

Winner: Amy Ever – A Courageous Voice

Nominees Include: Yvette Boileau-Lanni, DMSc, MBA, MS, PA-C – SALTA Direct Primary Care, Chris Economeas – Detroit Pistons, Amy Ever – A Courageous Voice



DBusiness Magazine Emerging Leader Award

This award is presented to the individual who stands out as a leader among peers 35 and younger.

Winner: Shaun Hayes – Paint Creek Center for the Arts

Nominees Include: Mollie Blackman – NDX Human Capital Solutions, Shaun Hayes – Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Nicole Medvitz – Detroit Pistons, Katie Page – United Shore Professional Baseball League

Detroit Pistons Game Changer Award

This award recognizes an individual who is changing the way business is done or making a significant contribution to our community.

Winner: Rachel Tronstein Stewart – Gardner-White

Nominees Include: Sharna Hatcher, Rotary Club of Auburn Hills, Shaun Hayes – Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rachel Stewart – Gardner-White, Ursula Scroggs – DKSS CPAs & Advisors

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Entech Staffing Solutions Workplace Lifestyle Award

This award is presented to the company that has cultivated the best company culture and has created a workplace environment where their employees want to work. This can include everything from benefits offered, flexibility, commitment to giving back, décor and amenities, etc.
Winner: Marsh McLennan Agency
Nominees Include: Marsh McLennan Agency, Michigan State University Credit Union


Gardner-White Michigan Economy and Community Contributions Award

Honors an individual who is a community leader from a Michigan-owned and operated business.

Winner: Chris Klaidi Shyti – RJ Logistics

Nominees Include: Mario Moceri – Moceri Management, Chris Klaidi Shyti – RJ Logistics

JADE Strategies, Inc. High Performance Teams Award

Recognizing a company with a successful initiative focused on teambuilding to strengthen collaboration, cultivate leadership, and advance culture, with proven performance success.
Winner: United Shore Professional Baseball League
Nominees Include: Autoliv, Designhaus Architecture, United Shore Professional Baseball League.

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Moceri Companies Building Awareness Award

Presented to a successful company building awareness through a legacy of giving.

Winner: Grupo Antolin North America


Nominees Include: Grupo Antolin North America, Henniges Automotive, The Brooks Group

MSU Federal Credit Union/ Oakland University Credit Union Financial Wellness Award

Presented to a company with a successful financial wellness program providing access and support to the financial wellness of their employees.
Winner: BorgWarner
Nominees Include: BorgWarner, Cygnet Institute of Personal Financial Literacy

Oakland University Innovator of the Year Award

This award is presented to the company with an impressive innovation story.

Winner: Nexteer Automotive

Nominees Include: Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, Nexteer Automotive, Trinity Health Michigan

Ogletree Deakins Human Resources Vanguard Award

Presented to the company that takes on a human resource challenge in a creative and innovative way given the increased competition for talent, the complex regulatory environment, and our litigious society.
Winner: Job Impulse
Nominees Include: Intelligent Technical Solutions, Job Impulse

Plante Moran Caring Culture Award

Presented to a company who demonstrates a culture of caring for their people, customers, and community.

Winner: Genisys Credit Union

Nominees Include: Auxiom, Crossroads Care Center, Genisys Credit Union, Global Network Solutions, Job Impulse, JRAutomation Esys Division, Kirco, Nothing Bundt Cakes Rochester Hills, STRATTEC Security Corp.

PurposePoint Foundational Integrity Award

This award is presented to the company that has held most true to its original founding purpose and the impact it was created to have on its people and those they serve.
Winner: Crossroads Care Center
Nominees Include: Crossroads Care Center, The Brooks Group

Stella Wealth Management of Raymond James Higher Standard Award

This award is presented to the individual that has shown high standards in business acumen and service.

Winner: Shannon Striebich – David Chisholm, Macho Clause

Nominees Include: Kristie Brownrigg – Atlas Copco Tools & Assembly LLC, David Chisholm – Macho Clause, Laura Ferich – Detroit Pistons, Kailey Johnson – Job Impulse, Dana Schmitt – United Shore Professional Baseball League

Trion Solutions, Inc. Vision Made Perfectly Clear Award

Presented to a small to mid-size emerging company with a clear and distinctive vision and on a fast track to success. The company likely would have been founded within the past 10 years.
Winner: The Tomey Group
Nominees Include: Branex Group, Browe Skin + Brow Bar, The Tomey Group

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For more information on upcoming events, visit or call 248-853-7862. The Chamber represents more than 500 companies including 95,000+ employees, and is focused on networking, leadership, education, community support, and workforce development programming which supports the business needs of the region.