Monday, December 6, 2010

Honoring the best: Wilson, Kridler cited for volunteer efforts

The atmosphere was appropriately festive as the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber held its 63rd annual meeting Wednesday at The Community House.

Highlight of the breakfast program was the presentation of the First Citizen Award and Businessperson of the Year award.

Tom Wilson was posthumously named as First Citizen, and the award was accepted by his wife, Fran Wilson, an attorney, also served on the Bloomfield Hills School Board and was active in the United Homeowners Association of Bloomfield Township. He also served as a tutor, and volunteered for many community activities, including serving as Santa Claus each Christmas for the kids at the Fox Hills preschool.

Kridler serves on the Chamber Board's Executive Committee as secretary. He is senior vice president of Huntington Bank Private Financial Group, and is active in many charitable organizations including being a board member of Forgotten Harvest and serving in the Thanksgiving Parade Foundation's Distinguished Clown Corps for nine years as “Bobo.”

The First Citizen award is presented by the Birmingham Eccentric and the Businessperson of the Year award is presented by the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber.

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