Van Dam Custom Boats Co-founder Receives Outstanding Contribution Award


At the annual Boyne Area Chamber Awards Gala, Van Dam co-founder Jean Van Dam (second from left) received the Outstanding Contribution Award. Van Dam served on the Charlevoix County Community Foundation and the environmental committee, volunteered for the Women’s Resource Center and was on the Board of Directors for the Raven Hill Discovery Center for 20 years.

“Jean truly exemplifies the values of community service, innovation, collaboration, integrity and price in the city of Boyne City,” said the presenting sponsor. “Whether it is helping to staff one of the many fundraising events for the Farmers Market or Pavilion improvements, or sitting with children whose parents are in need — I have never heard her saying ‘no’ when assistance is requested.”

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