Karla Griscom is the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year

LaFontaine Automotive Group —  February 23, 2015 — Leave a comment

On behalf of the entire LaFontaine Automotive Group, I’m pleased to announce that our own Karla Griscom has been named the 2015 Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year.

This isn’t the first time Karla has been recognized by the Hartland Chamber for being outstanding. In 2014, Karla was recognized as the Member of the Year. Now that honor will stand beside her award for being the Ambassador of the Year.

Karla Griscom is the 2015 Hartland Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year

When I asked Karla how it felt to win this award she said,

Winning Ambassador of the Year at the Hartland Chamber is such an honor. It’s nice to be recognized for my time and efforts over the past year. I’m so fortunate to work for the LaFontaine Automotive Group who understands giving back to our community and helping others.

Karla truly embodies what the LaFontaine Family Deal is all about. It’s more than just a slogan. It’s about being useful to the communities that we live and work in. It’s about being a part of something so much bigger than ourselves.

Karla goes above and beyond to connect with local businesses and residents, and we couldn’t be more proud of her accomplishments.

More From The Hartland Chamber

Each year, the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce encourages the membership to nominate area businesses and individuals that possess unique qualities pertaining to specific awards.

Three awards went to area businesses and three went to individuals. The award recipient’s each received a glass obelisk with a small plaque on it at the chamber’s second annual awards dinner, held on Feb. 12 at Dunham Hills Golf Club. Prior to the dinner, awards were presented at a luncheon.

Chamber Executive Director Jana Warford said,

It is truly wonderful the way our members honor and celebrate each other’s accomplishments. The evening was filled with camaraderie, excitement and fun.

Congratulations to the following award recipients:

Connie Brinkerhoff of Mary Kay Cosmetics — Chamber Member of the Year (an individual who has been an outstanding member)

Yarmak & Co. CPA — Enterprise Award (for longevity in the community)

Beauchamp Water Treatment & Supply — Best New Business (in business less than two years)

Cleary University — Most Improved Business (for physical improvements to the business building)

Cathy Jones (Kahuna Coffee) – Community Service Award (an individual or organization who has excelled at serving the community)

Karla Griscom of LaFontaine Automotive — Ambassador Award (an individual who is an outstanding mentor)

The mission of the chamber is to assist business establishment and growth in the Hartland Township area through information, support, and networking; and to provide a means for business to give back to the community.


Are you as proud of Karla and the rest of the award winners as we are? Be sure to let them know in the comments section below. Thanks!



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Founded in 1980, the award winning and nationally recognized LaFontaine Automotive Group includes 33 franchises, 4 Collision Centers in 16 Michigan locations and employs over 1400 people. It’s the mission of the LaFontaine Family to personalize the automotive experience by building lifelong relationships that connect families and strengthen the community. The Family Deal: It’s not just what you get, it’s how you feel.

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