Hamburger Mikey - 2018 Recipient

We are a small mom a pop business that strives to give the utmost experience to our customers. When you come in the door you are FAMILY. Relationships with our customers means everything to us. It's just as important as the freshness of our food.


BananaDog, LLC

We are a loose leaf tea store, providing tea and accessories from around the world. We are also two sisters on a mission to provide quality organic loose leaf tea to serve the city, and people, we love.  Keeping BananaDog Tea small helps us to know our customers, and their needs, on a personal level.  We love tea and hope to bring that love and knowledge to the rest of Muskegon.


Cherokee Restaurant

Family is at the heart of our business. Our kids have helped out, and our mother makes the pasties in Cherokee's kitchen! We hire friendly staff, and they, in turn, treat our customers as family. Once someone comes in more than a couple of times, it's likely the servers will know what they like to eat. In fact, some of our customers don't remember what they order, but our servers do! We notice when our regulars are gone, and worry if they're sick.  Good, tasty food, friendly service and reasonable prices - we think those are hallmarks of celebrated service. We can't think of a better honor than to be nominated for the Celebrated Service Award - it would be like winning an Academy Award for us!

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Fatty Lumpkins

We serve fresh, high quality food with an emphasis on efficient, hospitable service. Celebrated Service combines the simple quality of treating people nicely (The Golden Rule) with the skill, knowledge, and experience required to anticipate customer/staff needs.  We strive to be a positive presence in our local community, providing an unpretentious atmosphere where people and groups can feel welcome, collaborate, and enjoy their experience with us.

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Hearthstone Bistro

Founded in 1975, The Hearthstone Bistro has become a West Michigan dining destination offering European bistro classics, contemporary cuisine, warm hospitality and unparalleled service.  Great service begins internally, respecting and showing gratitude towards our coworkers.  We work diligently to educate and train our team in order to prepare them with the knowledge and skill sets they will need to answer any question that a guest may ask.  We are firm believers that each job in the restaurant is of equal importance to our success creating positive and memorable experiences.

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Lakeside Emporium

We want to provide an enjoyable experience for people of all ages and walks of life.  We try to treat everyone as the most important customer we have ever had, regardless of age, size of purchase, or any other categorizing criteria.  Everyone should feel comfortable and appreciated.  We want our customers to build good memories for their children, (and themselves!), and to want to return again and again.

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Los Amigos Mexican Bar & Grill

Here at Los Amigos, our team members have a sense of pride in everything we do, from the food & drinks we serve to the gracious hospitality we provide. On each visit, we’re happy to “welcome you into our home” and our passion ensures you have a great experience each and every time. We serve delicious, made from scratch Mexican food with extraordinary flavor, impeccable service and memorable experiences at every day value.

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Pigeon Hill Brewing Company

Pigeon Hill Brewing Company is a community-centric craft brewery proudly located in downtown Muskegon, MI. We created our business with a focus on three principles: Tradition, Community, and Great Beer. We intentionally built a taproom with no TVs, plentiful board games, and areas of communal seating. Inspired by early American “town gathering halls” (aka taverns) and English pubs, we work to create a place that is as comfortable as home - somewhere you went to celebrate, to make new friends, and to be a part of our Pigeon Hill family. 

The Rec Room

 The Rec Room is your one stop shop for Healthy Food, Protein Shakes, Smoothies and Sports Supplements. Locally owned and operated for 9 years, we provide our customers with friendly knowledgeable service and the lowest prices on Sports and fitness needs.  We aim to help people with their fitness goals, and we are proud to sponsor local school athletic programs and athletes!

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Unruly Brewing Company

We make unique beers!  We aim for the extreme and put twist into everything we do.  We define celebrated service by treating everyone that comes through the door with respect.  Many people are intimidated by craft beer.  Our staff creates a comfortable learning experience to help the customer choose the beer that best fits their taste. Our taproom boosts local, regional and national musicians and has become a community gathering place for business meetings, non-profits, families and friends.