From cooking to accounting

Alex Schaeffer, with Kruggel Lawton CPAs, accepts the Young Business Leader of the Year Award during the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce and Cornerstone Alliance 2017 Business Recognition Breakfast on Thursday at Lake Michigan College’s Upton Hall.

ST. JOSEPH — It came as a surprise to no one except Alex Schaeffer.

The St. Joseph resident and senior manager at Kruggel Lawton loves his job and the people he helps, which has shown in his work. This led to him becoming the first recipient of the Young Business Leader of the Year Award.