2023 Awards

These awards were presented at the 2024 Annual Dinner to 2023’s outstanding individuals, organizations, and businesses.

📷: Tom Ganser

Good Neighbor Award

Marjorie Stoneman

The Chamber presents the Good Neighbor award to an individual(s) who is an outstanding citizen and represents Whitewater community at its best. Recipients make a lasting and positive difference in Whitewater by improving quality of life.

The recipient of this award, Marjorie Stoneman, does all things Whitewater: Kiwanis, Whitewater Unites Lives, feeds the children in summer, is on several committees, always helping, is an all around good person, and very service-minded.

📷: Lisa Dawsey Smith

Owner, Jericca Newby, accepting

Community Spirit Award

ReVamp Nutrition

Chamber presents the Community Spirit Award to a business or organization that is a leader in engaging and supporting the Whitewater community. ReVamp Nutrition under the ownership of Jericca Newby, is always willing to help the community out by promoting other businesses, running fundraisers for those in need or just making you feel so special when you walk through her doors!

📷: Lisa Dawsey Smith

Brian Robinson accepting

Lifetime Impact Award

Fairhaven Senior Services

The Chamber presents the Lifetime Impact Award to an organization that has been part of the Whitewater community for over 20 years and positively impacts the community’s development and growth. This year we honor Fairhaven Senior Services.

Recipient could not be present

Service Excellence Award

Cozumel Mexican Restaurant

Chamber presents the Service Excellence Award to a local business that demonstrates hometown hospitality by delivering excellent customer service and care to their customers and the community. Cozumel Mexican Restaurant has consistently demonstrated an exceptional commitment to serving its patrons and enriching the community in a variety of ways through two generations of ownership. One of its most admirable qualities is its ability to swiftly adapt to the diverse needs of its patrons.

📷: Tom Ganser

Owners, Jake & Elena Gildemeister, accepting

Discover Whitewater Tourism Award

The Sweet Spot Cafe & Little Local

The Chamber presents the Discover Whitewater Tourism Award to the business or organization that creates a welcoming and exciting experience for travelers and guests. Jake & Elena have made The Sweet Spot Cafe a welcoming place for everyone in the community, whether they live in Whitewater or they’re visiting the university or hiking the local trails. Their pride for Whitewater shows with the recent addition of the Little Local corner in the Cafe that features handmade local goods, Whitewater postcards and the only (non UWW) Whitewater gear in town!