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(Battle Creek, MI.) May 19, 2016 –FireKeepers Casino Hotel is proud to announce that the Battle Creek Chamber has selected FireKeepers as the Large Business of the Year at its Annual Business Excellence Awards.

The awards ceremony took place on May 18 with many community leaders in attendance.  Awards were given out for categories including Small Business of the Year, Start-Up Business of the Year and the Workplace Wellness Program Award which the owners of FireKeepers Casino, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, were nominated. 

FireKeepers was selected to be the winner of the Large Business of the Year Award by a group of six Chambers of Commerce from around the United States. The criteria included, having more than 51 team members, being in business more the three years, being a member of the Battle Creek Chamber of Commerce, made contributions to the local economy to insure growth, and above all demonstrating industry “Best Practices”.

“We are proud to be part of the Battle Creek community and we are thrilled to receive this award from the Battle Creek Chamber of Commerce,” states FireKeepers CEO and President, Brian Decorah.  “We accept this award on behalf of our 1,650 Team Members who helped us to earn this recognition, and we look forward to increased involved in support of the community in the years to come.” 

FireKeepers would like to recognize their fellow nominees in this category, City of Battle Creek, LifeCare Ambulance, Old National Bank, and Omni Community Credit Union. 

FireKeepers Casino Hotel, located just off Interstate 94 at Exit 104 in Battle Creek, MI, has been named Best Casino by audiences in Western Michigan and Northern Indiana, plus earned 9 first place awards in the Casino Player Magazine Best of Gaming 2015 Native Midwest category, including Best Overall Gaming Resort. FireKeepers was also selected one of the Best Casinos to Work For by Casino Player Magazine. Our signature restaurant, Nibi, is a multiple recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The property features 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, a live poker room and bingo room. FireKeepers offers a AAA-rated Four Diamond resort-style hotel with 243 rooms, a functional multi-purpose event center, six distinctive dining destinations, and multiple lounges. FireKeepers is the title sponsor of the FireKeepers Casino 400, a Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, and host of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship a Symetra Tour-Road to the LPGA golf event.