Top Citizen and Business: Ellis and Midas Kalkaska honored at annual Chamber luncheon

Dave Lein, Editor

Photo courtesy of Bill O’Brien

Tim Ellis, the 2017 Kalkaska Citizen of the Year, addresses the crowd at last Wednesday’s Annual Chamber Luncheon, held at the Kalkaska Church of Christ.

Photo courtesy of Bill O’Brien

Randy and Cathy Luyck, owners of Kalkaska Midas, accept the 2017 Business of the Year award last Wednesday from Max Anderson (right), executive director of the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce.

KALKASKA – While it wasn’t a complete surprise, since the announcement had been made a week earlier, excitement echoed through the Kalkaska Church of Christ gathering hall last Wednesday as local officials and dignitaries waited to applaud the 2017 Kalkaska Business and Citizen of the Year honorees.

This year’s winners were Midas Kalkaska – owned by Randy and Cathy Luyck – as the Business of the Year, while Tim Ellis, manager of All Seasons Hotel & Resort, received the Citizen of the Year honor.

Upon receiving their awards, both Ellis and the Luycks, praised their community and its residents.

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