RUBY Award


 Recognizing the Upward, Bright, and Young


Since 2005, 1st State Bank’s RUBY Award has honored our area’s brightest professionals under the age of 40 who have made their mark in their professions and are having an impact throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region.

This year the twelve individuals were recognized at a celebration dinner on February 26, at Apple Mountain in Freeland, with guest speaker Reneé Johnston.




Jim BaileyHemmeter Elementary School
Adam BierleinBierlein-Trombley Electric
Jenna BriggsSaginaw Valley State University
Kelly ChandlerThe Dow Chemical Company
Jessica DoreRehmann
Wayne HofmannSpence Brothers
John KaczynskiSaginaw Valley State University
Michael LoveAllstate Insurance - Michael Love Agency
Grant MurschelCity of Midland
Justin PomervilleUA Local Union 85
Erin StrangCMURC
Tara WelchStudio 23/ The Arts Center

Congratulations to recipients of the 14th Annual RUBY Award!