Ruby Award Celebration to be held Feb. 27

1st State Bank recently announced the 19th Annual RUBY Award Celebration will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at Apple Mountain Resort in Freeland beginning at 5 p.m.

The RUBY Award was designed to celebrate the fact that the Great Lakes Bay Region area is enriched with young professionals who have reached success at an early age. The award recognizes their significant contribution to the local economy and its future. The recipients represent a wide range of professions and enterprises, including international, national and statewide corporations, local business, government, education, medical and not-for-profit business.

With over 70 nominations submitted via an open solicitation to the public in 2023, 10 individuals were selected as award recipients. 

The Ruby Award recipients are:

Dr. Paritharsh Ghantasala, medical director of hospital medicine, Covenant Healthcare.

Rebecka Goodrow, owner and operator, From The Heart Assisted Living.

Brittney Graebner, owner and director, Perfusion Associates of MI.

Erinna M. Hinds, senior director of ministries, Victorious Believers Ministries.

Danielle Onweller, director of marketing, Gougeon Brothers Inc.

Phil Rausch, senior vice president – commercial, Hemlock Semiconductor.

Linden Rogers, global digital communications and content leader, Dow. 

Dr. Shawna Ruple, owner and physician, MidMichigan OBGYN.

Anesha Stanley, founder and president, Full Circle Doula Services, LLC & Keys of Hope Foundation.

Wesley Winninger, president, Winninger Fire Protection.