Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce Honors Excellence

Posted by – Stephanie Carroll, Manager of Business Development and Community Relations

Yesterday, the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce hosted their Annual Silver & Gold Awards, which recognizes outstanding businesses and individuals in the community.  These sponsored awards recognize community leaders for their significant achievement in education, innovation, and business throughout the year.

The City of Auburn Hills has annually sponsored the “Business Success Story Award.”   This award is given to a company, large or small, that has made significant strides in their business.  It also recognizes a company’s outstanding commitment to its employees, mission, and overall achievements.  This year, we’re proud to acknowledge Lucerne International, Inc.

Auburn Hills Mayor Kevin McDaniel presents Lucerne International, Inc. CEO Mary Buchzeiger with the award

We were also very proud to have our very own City Clerk Terri Kowal nominated for the Stella Wealth Management of Raymond James “Higher Standard Award.”

Congratulations to all the nominees and award winners.  Thank you for your contributions to our community.

Forging New Relationships

Posted by – Stephanie Carroll, Manager of Business Development & Community Relations

As part of the City’s retention strategy for economic development, we go out and visit our corporate citizens to get to know them better and ask them how things are going.  From time to time, our team leaves one of these meetings thinking, how did we not know about this company sooner?

This was definitely the case with our first meeting with Lucerne International.  CEO, Mary Buchzeiger, has an energy and passion for the automotive industry and her drive to be the best is apparent in the way she runs the company.

(Left to right) City Councilwoman, VeRonica Mitchell; Lucerne CEO, Mary Buchzeiger; City Manager, Tom Tanghe and Auburn Hills Chamber Executive Director, Jean Jernigan

Lucerne International, founded in Oakland County in 1993, provides cast, stamped and forged components and assemblies to the automotive and heavy truck industries. A nationally certified Women’s Owned Business Enterprise, Lucerne International meets clients’ production companies’ need for diversified spending.

Last week we celebrated the grand opening of Lucerne International, located at 40 Corporate Drive.   Our Mayor Pro Tem VeRonica Mitchell and our City Manager Tom Tanghe delivered remarks to the crowd.  Mary’s family, friends, employees and customers were on hand to celebrate this momentous occasion.

We are so happy to welcome them to our community and wish them continued success!