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Crow's Nest - 2018 Recipient

More than just a great café, Crow's Nest is a gathering place for the community; a spot to celebrate life’s milestones, meet friends and family for brunch, or simply take a break to enjoy honest food and a friendly atmosphere.  We define celebrated service through the close personal relationships we've made with our guests and we celebrate all the new relationships we hope to make.  As a neighbor, Crow's Nest is always there for you.


Applebee's - Portage

Our Vision is to Lead the Way!  We have a guest centric culture to ensure that every guest leaves happy! Our core values:  Delight our Guest, Our People, Act with Integrity, Achieve Results and Build Community


Coexist Cafe

Our mission is to bring people together one cup at a time.  We strive to make connections, allowing a space for people to feel comfortable to be themselves.  Each guest that walks in is treated with respect and kindness.  We make every item on the menu with a loving spirit andthoroughly enjoy the community. 

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Discount Tire 

Our team is committed to providing excellent tire and wheel service by delivering an inviting, easy, and safe customer experience with every transaction.  We still follow the mantra of the founder, Bruce Halle: Treat customers and fellow employees with respect and fairness. Care for those in need, always do what is right, work hard, be responsible, and have fun.


Harding's Market

In 1944, Harding’s Friendly Markets was built on a basic business philosophy: “Harding’s customers deserve the best service possible, provided by friendly employees.”  Today, that philosophy stands on 3 pillars:  • Customer Service•  Freshness•  Convenience.    We’re not just in your neighborhood, we are your neighbors!

Jersey Giant SUBS!

We strive everyday to make the BIGGEST and BEST subs around, all while making sure our customers are only strangers in the store on their first visit.  Celebrated service is being able to improve a customers day during a 2-3 minute interaction. Getting to know our customers on a personal level is extremely important to us. We know many of our customers careers, family's, interests etc., and our customers know a lot of that about us!

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Latitude 42 Brewing Co. 

We pride ourselves on providing amazing customer service and making our guests feel like it is their second home.  Weprovide those WOW experiences you just can't find anywhere else except here at Latitude.  Celebrated Service doesn't just stop with our guests but also extends to our community as well.  We insist on taking care of the community that has been so generous to us.

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Peace, Love and Little Donuts of Portage

We are a fun-filled, 1970's themed, fresh-to-order, gourmet donut shop. Our groovy team members believe it is imperative to not only provide a top notch fresh product but to connect with each guest that visits our shop and make them feel assisted and welcomed. Additionally, people should leave our shop feeling upbeat, bright, and happy. We strive to make their whole experience a memorable one!


Portage YMCA

We put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.  Our core values are: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Cause-Driven Work, and Dedication to Exceeding Customer's Expectations.

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West Michigan Muscle

West Michigan Muscle is a weightlifting and sports performance gym that brings a one of a kind service to the Kalamazoo/Portage area. We provide elite level coaching to our members and athletes. We strive to make our gym a welcoming community for members of all backgrounds and are currently working on a non profit that will help provide our services to underprivileged youth of southwest Michigan. We aim to teach skills that promote a lifetime of fitness.