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Business Awards

The Board of Directors of the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce instituted Business Awards to honor member businesses. In general, nominees should be those whose primary business positively impacts the Elk River region and excels at conducting business professionally, ethically, and responsibly.

General Selection Process: Businesses are encouraged to nominate a business they believe is deserving of the award. You will need to complete the above questionnaire about why the business you are nominating should win the award. The selection committee will review all nominations and the final selection will be made by the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Businesses will be recognized at the Business Excellence Awards on April 29th, 2020.

The following categories are available:

Business of the Year

This award will feature a business who has exhibited outstanding initiative, leadership and organizational skills which produce significant results that benefit our community. Such qualities may include excellence in customer service, sustainability practices, track record of growth including local investment and support of community organizations. To receive the award, the business needs to have been in business for at least five years and be an Elk River Area Chamber member in good standing. There will be both a Small Business of the Year (under 50 employees) and a Large Business of the Year (over 50 employees).

Employer of the Year

This award recognizes a company that has created an outstanding workplace and has a committed, effective and motivated workforce as demonstrated by growth and/or strong retention. Please provide examples of what sets this business apart to give the selection committee a better understanding why you believe this company is an outstanding employer. Employee testimonials will be part of the selection process. To receive the award, the business must be an Elk River Area Chamber member in good standing.

New Business of the Year

This award is aimed at companies that have been in business for less than five years and have demonstrated innovation, creativity and is on the path to outstanding success. Please provide examples of what sets this business apart to give the selection committee a better understanding why you believe this company is excelling as a new business. To receive the award, the business must be an Elk River Area Chamber member in good standing.

Young Professional of the Year

This award will recognize an employee or business owner that is under the age of 40 as of May 31 who is an emerging leader that demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in his/her business or profession. This person serves as a role model to other young professionals both personally and professionally and works to improve our community by volunteering at organizations within the area.

Business Excellence Awards Past Winners

2019

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
The Bank of Elk River

 

NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
AEGIR Brewing Co.

 

LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Plaisted Companies Inc.

 

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Attics to Basements Building & Renovations

 

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Connor Mickelson, Cornerstone Auto

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