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Bavarian Inn Lodge general manager named ‘Outstanding Young Michigander’


The awards program started in 1955 to recognize outstanding community leaders aged 21 to 40 from across Michigan “who exemplify the best attributes of the state’s young people,” according to the Chamber.

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Michael Zehnder, general manager of the Bavarian Inn Lodge, has been named the recipient of a 2018 “Outstanding Young Michigander” Distinguished Service Award, presented by the Michigan Jaycees and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

The awards program started in 1955 to recognize outstanding community leaders aged 21 to 40 from across Michigan “who exemplify the best attributes of the state’s young people,” according to the Chamber.

Zehnder, who has served as the Bavarian Inn Lodge general manager since 2012, has directed other ventures by Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn, Inc. since joining the company in 1998, including the lodge’s most recent expansion, as well as growth and improvements to the nearby Frankenmuth River Place Shops. Zehnder also developed and executed a new business venture, The Cheese Trap food truck, which has been very successful during its first year of operation. In addition, he established the Bavarian Bleacher company, which is the largest mobile bleacher rental company servicing the Midwest.

The “Outstanding Young Michigander” Awards will be presented in a ceremony slated for Saturday, April 14 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of Michigan State University. Zehnder is one of eight young leaders selected for the awards and is being honored in the Business, Economic, and Entrepreneurial Accomplishment category.

He is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Commercial Recreation and Tourism program, and has attended the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, N.Y.

Bavarian Inn Lodge
Nestled along the Cass River in one of Michigan’s top tourist destinations – Frankenmuth – is one of the state’s largest Indoor Water Park Hotels! The Lodge has 360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool and family suites, an adult-only pool and whirlpool, two gift shops, two lounges and two restaurants — all under one roof. The expansive 35,000 square feet Family Fun Center houses two dramatic waterslides, three pools and two whirlpools, over 150 video and redemption games, a two-story children’s play village and Willy’s Kingdom indoor mini-golf course. Guests can also enjoy live, year-round, nightly entertainment and test their own musical skills during weekend family karaoke shows. In 30 years of business, the Bavarian Inn Lodge has been an important destination for travelers, evidenced by the 1.25 million room-nights that have been booked there since its opening, along with its top rating on TripAdvisor®. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com .
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