The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) has announced the recipients of three major awards, which will be presented at the LRCC’s upcoming Annual Dinner on Thursday, June 10.

The 2020 award recipients include:

  • Joan Nelson, Allen Neighborhood Center, Community Service Award
  • Public Sector Consultants, Outstanding Small Business Award
  • Quality Dairy, Legacy Award

Public Sector Consultants is an independent public policy consulting firm based in Lansing with a mission to improve the quality of life for residents of Michigan and beyond. They achieve this through the development and implementation of innovative, actionable public policies. For more than 40 years, PSC has relied on unbiased, nonpartisan research to deliver enduring outcomes. They are a certified women‐​owned small business that has served hundreds of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and regulated industries through a full suite of professional services to solve problems, improve systems, and empower action. Julie Metty Bennett, CEO and co‐​owner, and Rachel Kuntzsch, president and co‐​owner, were the first women owners in the company’s history.

“I was very pleasantly surprised and delighted,” said Kuntzsch. “There are a lot of outstanding small businesses in this region. To be selected for this award is a tremendous honor.”

“Our focus is always on serving our clients, so to have an award that focuses on us, and the work our team does is very rewarding, said Metty Bennett. We are grateful for this recognition.”

Recipients to be Honored at the In‐​Person 109th Annual Dinner on June 10

The LRCC is pleased to announce this year’s Annual Dinner will be held in‐​person at Jackson Field on Thursday, June 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The region’s premier business celebration and networking event will feature a strolling dinner, drinks, and good conversation. It will celebrate the Community Service, Outstanding Small Business, and Legacy Award recipients, and the previous year’s 10 Over the Next Ten, Celebration of Regional Growth, ATHENA and ATHENAPowerLink recipients, and LRCC Ambassadors.

The LRCC will continue to review and adhere to current CDC COVID‐​19 guidelines as we move forward and will modify plans, as needed. Completing a health symptoms questionnaire, temperature check, and masks will be required for entry, and social distancing measures will be in place. Hand sanitizers will be placed throughout the event, and covered dinnerware will be provided for food. Any gathering around food and beverage stations will be prohibited.

Food Menu

  • Antipasti Skewers
  • Chicken Satay
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls
  • Garden Vegetable Cups
  • Shrimp Cocktail Shooters
  • Assorted Cheese Cups
  • Beef Tenderloin Action Station
  • Roast Beef Tenderloin, Horseradish sauce, Dijon Mustard, rolls
  • Dessert Assorted Cakes‐​A‐​Bloomin’ Cake Cups