The 2013 Nautical Mile events and detailed map brochures are now available. The brochure can be found at all Nautical Mile businesses, St Clair Shores City Hall, St Clair Shores Civic Arena, and the state of Michigan Welcome Centers.
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The Optimists Club of St. Clair Shores in conjunction with the Nautical Mile Merchants Association conducted the 13th Annual Nautical Mile Chili Cook-Off on January 25, 2013. The purpose of the Cook-Off was to provide an fun evening for everyone involved and to help raise funds to support Optimist projects for children in the community and to help promote activity on the Nautical Mile. By all measurements it was a very successful evening.
Twenty-eight chefs, including five restaurants, entered the competition with their own unique blend of chili. The contest categories included red meat, white meat, wild game and vegetarian. There was also separate competitions for Restaurants, Best Decorated, and President’s, Mayor’s and People’s Choice awards.
An award was also presented for Best Chili Name and included entrants such as 11 Mile Inferno, Three Beer Chili, Voodoo Brew, Hot Romance to Warm the Chilliest Heart, Connection Concoction Re(a)d, and Renee’s Rootin Tootin Red Chili.
For the first time in its 13 year history, there was also a separate competition established between the three St. Clair Shores School Districts. In addition to cash awards, the winning school district received the “Chili Bowl” traveling award to display in the school’s trophy case.
The 1st Place Entries are as follows:
Best Restaurant: Blossom Heath’s Crop Duster
Best Individual Red Meat: Dale Rosenquist’s Gunsmoke-N-Honey
Best Individual White Meat: Timothy and Theresa’s T-N-T Turkey Tootin Chili
Best Wild Game: Ruth Sliva’s Deer Hunters Delight
Best Decorated Space: Dale Rosenquist’s Gunsmoke-N-Honey
Best Chili Name: Blossom Heath’s Crop Duster
President’s Choice Award: Lakeview Schools’ 11 Mile Inferno
Mayor’s Choice Award: Cherie Mascarello’s Hog Wild Chili
People’s Choice Award: Keith Millard’s K&M Chili (This was Keith’s second year in a row winning this award).
School District Award: Lake Shores Schools’ Chili in the Buff
Nearly 300 people attended the Cook-Off which was held at Blossom Heath Inn, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The $7 admission fee included a taste of each chili entry with pop, beer and wine available at a nominal fee. According to Jim Kaza, Project Co-Chairman, early estimates are that approximately $1500 was raised to help support community projects sponsored by the Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores and the Nautical Mile Merchants Association.
December 12, 2012 At this morning’s NMMA meeting, Chip Miller of Miller Marina was named the winner of the NMMA 2012 Photo Contest.
Chip reported the photo is a fishing boat heading out of the harbor at Miller Marina. It was taken 9-8-2012 @ 8:28 am with a Nikon D-5100 camera equipped with an AF-S Nikkor 18-55 mm 1:3.5-5.6G lens and Kenko 52 mm fisheye lens
Chip was presented with $100 Nautical Mile Bucks as winner. The check was presented by Brad Simmons, vice president of the NMMA Board of Directors.
Board Member Brad Simmons, Lake St. Clair Tourism, summarizes how important for business owners to advertise on the NMMA website:
Take advantage of one of the three new Banner Ad Units placed on the HOME PAGE to feature your business. These premium, high visibility banner ads will command even more exposure for your business — thanks to our website launch promotion campaign and the growing number of website visits.
We are proud to recognize the exceptional volunteer services you have contributed to the Nautical Mile Merchants Association. For many years you have served as a loyal, dynamic and enthusiastic ambassador of the Nautical Mile.
Your vital involvement in our organization has included several positions. You have served as an NMMA Board member for many years. Your chairing the Car Cruise & Bike committee had made the event a success with your vision, hard work and solicitation of sponsorships.
In addition, this year you have spearheaded a total redesign and restructuring of the NMMA web site. You have given it an exciting look and feel, adding more interactive features and making it easier to navigate. Therefore, through Rob’s tireless efforts, NMMA’s website will develop into a one of the driving promotional forces for NMMA.
In recognition for all your efforts, the Nautical Mile Board of Directors has chosen you as the nautical Mile Merchants Association’s Beacon Award recipient.
Thank you. Rob for sharing your talents, your time and your dedicated service to our Association. You are truly appreciated.
Sincerely Donna Flaherty,
President Nautical Mile Merchants Association
Applications to be considered for The Nautical Mile Merchants Association
If you would like to be a part of a dynamic group of business owners working for the greater good of all, complete an Join The Nautical Mile Merchants Form and we will review your application.
Thank you for your consideration.
Nautical Mile Merchants Association
Nautical Mile Photo Contest Win $100 Nautical Mile Bucks to spend on the Mile. Email Brad Simmons your photos OF THE NAUTICAL MILE at firstname.lastname@example.org, a winner will be selected by the Board and your the winner will be contacted via phone or email.
Images submitted must be taken of the Nautical Mile (marinas, lake scenes, businesses, people, etc.)
Thanks for your participation!
Nautical Mile Merchants Associations
Nautical Mile Merchants Association with Advanced Media Solution (amswebdesign.com) launched the next generation Nauticalmile.org web site, featuring Events Calendar, Business Directory, Video and Weather it will offer the community a wealth of information when they plan their next visit to this ST. Clair Shores waterside gem. Any question in regards to this site, web site design and hosting, contact Robert Schoenmann at 586.206.6580.
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