essential service awards

Your employees are the foundation of your organization. Each day, they complete tasks essential to your day-to-day operations.
Whether they’re on the front lines or behind the scenes, they’re making sure customers are happy or products are perfect. The Beverly A. Drake Essential Service Awards seek to honor those individuals.

Nominations for the 2023 awards are now closed.

You don’t always remember what they say, but you always remember how they make you feel.
The people we encounter throughout our day have the ability to improve our lives one interaction at a time. Their jobs are essential to West Michigan. Each day these individuals, whether on the front line or behind the scenes, complete tasks that allow our community to thrive.

Who goes above and beyond in their service industry position to earn Essential Service Awards?

Meet Previous Winners