South Shore PR: A Finalist’s Journey to the 2023 Small Business of the Year Award

This afternoon, February 6, 2024, The Michigan City Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for its Annual Awards, and among them is South Shore Public Relations, which is making waves in the business community along the South Shore. As the anticipation builds for the Annual Member Dinner on March 15, where winners will be announced, we look closer at what this nomination means for South Shore PR and the journey that brought them to this prestigious position. (You Can read the official announcement here.)

To be named a finalist for the Small Business of the Year Award is a testament to the dedication, hard work, and impact that South Shore PR has had on the Michigan City business landscape beginning in 2023. The acknowledgment from the Chamber of Commerce is not only a validation of their efforts but also a recognition of their exemplary leadership in the field of public relations. When asked about what the nomination means to South Shore PR, Jacqueline replied,

“As the President of South Shore PR, being named a finalist for the Small Business of the Year Award is a humbling honor, highlighting that South Shore PR picked the correct community to call home. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of our thriving business community, and I am passionate about serving as a committed community partner to meet our business community’s evolving needs. This nomination is a shared celebration of our community, and we look forward to continuing our journey as an engaged and dedicated member of the Michigan City business family.”

Jacqueline Thomas – South Shore PR President

South Shore PR has demonstrated resilience and innovation, leaving an indelible mark on Michigan City over the past year. Through strategic communication, creative campaigns, and a commitment to excellence, South Shore PR has not only elevated our own business but has contributed significantly to the growth and vibrancy of the local business community. Jackie Thomas, South Shore PR President, volunteers as a Chamber ambassador at The Michigan City Chamber of Commerce and the Duneland Chamber of Commerce. She also gives back to the community through her work with the Public Relations Society of America, where she sits on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Chapter. Additionally, Jackie is passionate about PR education, and through South Shore PR, she mentors students at the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue and is a registered member of the Commission on Public Relations Education Research.

The recognition as a finalist in the Small Business of the Year category underscores the exemplary leadership displayed by South Shore PR. In a competitive business environment, we have stood out by showcasing qualities such as innovation, community engagement, and a commitment to positively impacting the local economy.

As a finalist for the Small Business of the Year Award, South Shore PR has demonstrated a solid connection to the community. Their involvement in local events, support for charitable causes, and dedication to fostering positive relationships within Michigan City have not gone unnoticed. This nomination serves as a celebration of their community-centric approach to business.

On March 15, 2024, the Stardust Ballroom at the Blue Chip Casino, Hotel, and Spa will be the stage for the Michigan City Chamber’s Annual Member Dinner. South Shore PR, along with the other finalists, will eagerly await the announcement of the winners. The evening promises a blend of celebration, networking, and updates to the membership, creating an atmosphere of camaraderie among Michigan City’s business leaders.

For South Shore PR, the nomination as a finalist for the Small Business of the Year Award is not just an accolade but a recognition of their impact, leadership, and commitment to the Michigan City business community. As they await the results at the Annual Member Dinner, the acknowledgment from the Chamber of Commerce serves as a catalyst for future endeavors and a source of pride for the South Shore PR.