Carmel Chamber presents Lifetime Achievement, Business of the Year awards

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(Photos by Christian Sorrell)

The Carmel Chamber of Commerce presented the 2012 Images of Excellence Awards at its December luncheon last week.

The Harold Kaiser Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Chamber’s newest award, was presented to Dave Coots in recognition of his lifetime commitment to the Carmel business community. Coots was a member and president of Carmel’s first city council in 1976 and served two terms on the Carmel Chamber’s Board of Directors including the role of board chair in both 1983 and 2008. The City of Carmel recognized Coots in 2007 by naming him a Range Line Road Pioneer, Carmel’s highest citizen accolade.

The Applause Award for Business of the Year was presented to Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream. Now in its ninth year of operation, Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream has expanded steadily over the years, opening Bub’s Café, a breakfast and lunch-focused restaurant in Carmel, a second Bub’s Burgers location in Bloomington with plans for a third in Zionsville next year.

Other nominees for Business of the Year included Classic Cleaners, Computer Troubleshooters, Current Publishing, Dealer Services Corp. and Visiting Angels.

Previously announced winners were also presented with their awards. The winners included Happy Dog Hotel and Spa for Look – Renovation, Lake City Bank for Look – New Construction and Regions Bank for Carmel Green, an award recognizing a business using innovative and green practices.

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