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 program.
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
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Business of the Year Awards. You can watch our video of this year's virtual awards
To learn more about each of this year's winners, please click on the "Nomination" link or check out their website.
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR - Nomination
NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR - Nomination
LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR - Nomination
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR - Nomination
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR - Nomination
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