Four respected Oakland County leaders are being honored at an Oct. 29 breakfast

Four respected Oakland County leaders are being honored at an Oct. 29 breakfast for their contributions to the county’s quality of life.

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is hosting the 22nd annual Q2 Awards Breakfast on Wednesday at the Marriott at Centerpoint. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program begins at 8 a.m. Tickets are $165 and can be purchased at the door.

The four honorees are:

  • Jack and Annette Aronson, owners and creators of Garden Fresh Gourmet, the number one fresh salsa in North America. The Ferndale-based multimillion dollar business is a generous supporter of area charities including Children’s Hospital of Michigan, The Salvation Army and Forgotten Harvest.
  • Christina Scharrer is executive director of Leadership Oakland, one of Michigan’s premier leadership development and networking organizations. Each Leadership Oakland class is engaged in regional issues and prepared to assume the mantle of leadership in their personal, professional and public roles.
  • Allan McMorris is president and CEO if Oakland County Credit Union. Under his leadership, OCCU has grown to nearly 30,000 members at six branches with $285 million in assets. It is a generous supporter of quality of life events in the region.

Q2 is a fundraiser for Boost Oakland Business, a 501(c)(4) organization that promotes business and stimulates job creation through economic development initiatives.

Past honorees include Sonny Eliot, Ernie Harwell, Dick Purtan, Hoot McInerney, ITC Holdings Corp. President and CEO Joe Welch, the Cranbrook Educational Community, Maggie Allesee and the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.