Baker College of Flint Honored by Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce

November 20, 2009

During the recent Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) 2009 Business Awards ceremony, Baker College of Flint was the recipient of one of the top honors: the Robert P. Gerholz Business of the Year Award.

“This is a well-deserved award,” said Tim Herman, Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO. “Baker College of Flint has taken a strong leadership position in the community, continually expanding their vision and mission with a focus on developing programs to meet job needs in the marketplace.”

Nominations for the 2009 Business Awards were selected from GRCC members, and a panel of judges from the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce chose the winners. Fifty companies were nominated to receive one of 10 awards.

“I was thrilled to accept the award on behalf of Baker College,” said Julianne T. Princinsky, Ed.D., Baker College of Flint president. “It is a wonderful recognition by members of our community and a testament to the wisdom and vision of Eldon Baker and to all our leaders who have succeeded him since Baker Business University was founded nearly 100 years ago.”

The GRCC plaque received by Baker College is inscribed as follows: “Established as a small business university in 1911, Baker College is now the largest private college in Michigan. While education is their business, Baker College is a community leader and a can-do institution that utilizes their entrepreneurial spirit to grow innovative educational programs, create jobs and improve the quality of life in Genesee County. For all Baker College has done for our community, we proudly present you with the Robert P. Gerholz Award.”

Robert P. Gerholz was a prominent Flint community leader and a nationally recognized business entrepreneur.

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