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Business of the Year Application

We are celebrating 26 years of the Business of the Year Award! We hope you will consider applying! All applications are held in a confidential manner. Please feel free to attach supporting documents as necessary.  The Recognition Committee of the River Heights Chamber of Commerce will evaluate the business using the following criteria and supported documentation.  Please complete each area, demonstrating how your business has met the criteria.

If you know of a business you would like to nominate, please tell us here.

Deadline to submit this application: Friday, December 4, 2020 (3 pm).

*The winner will be honored at the River Heights Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting TBD in late January/February 2021.

Business of the Year Award Application

Use this form to apply for the River Heights Chamber's 2021 Business of the Year Award. The deadline to submit this award application is Friday, December 4, 2020.
  • Must be at least five years old
    Please enter a number greater than or equal to 5.
  • 15 or more employees (including full-and-part-time)
    Please enter a number greater than or equal to 15.
  • Must be minimum of three years membership in the River Heights Chamber of Commerce
    Please enter a number greater than or equal to 3.
  • Please describe your business's involvement and assistance to community organizations, professional organizations, schools and/or philanthropic involvement. This can be any volunteer involvement you have had in the Chamber of Commerce or other community organizations.
  • Please describe any investment in new equipment, buildings and/or growth in number of employees, programs or other innovations.
  • Please describe any innovative employee programs, excellence in service, and/or recognition for business ethics and friendliness.
  • Describe company policies that are used to attract and retain qualified employees.
  • Please describe how the business has faced problems and developed solutions, including but not limited to challenges during the global pandemic.
  • Share anything else that makes your company unique such as innovations, problems that were overcome, or other situations you feel are applicable.
  • Please upload any supporting documents you may feel are important for your application.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Qualifications & Criteria for Business of the Year Award:

The business must meet the following qualifications to be considered for this award.

*Criteria has been amended to be more inclusive and recognize the challenges our businesses are facing this year due to the pandemic.

  • Five years in business or longer
  • 15 or more employees (including full-and-part-time)*
  • Minimum of three years membership in the River Heights Chamber of Commerce*
  • Committed to the community through involvement and assistance to community organizations
  • Committed to growth and business improvement through investment in new equipment, buildings, growth in the number of employees, programs and/or other innovations
  • Committed to employees through innovative employee programs
  • Committed to excellence in service, business ethics, and friendliness
  • Committed to responding to adversity by facing problems and developing solutions

Congratulations to these past Business of the Year Award Winners

1995 – First American Bank- Bremer Bank
1996 – Fury Motors
1997 – Gertens
1998 – Southview Bank- Mainstreet Bank
1999 – Cenex Harvest States- CHS Cooperatives
2000 – Waterous Company
2001 – Cherokee Manufacturing
2002 – LeVander, Gillen & Miller
2003 – ReMax Realty 100
2004 – Pind Bend Paving
2005 – Key Community Bank
2006 – Bester Brothers Transfer
2007 – American Bank
2008 – Dakota Electric Association
2009 – Heartland Credit Union
2010 – Schadegg Mechanical
2011 – Flint Hills Resources
2012 – Sherman Insurance Agency
2013 – Wipaire
2014 – Safeway Bus Company
2015 – Pawn America Minnesota
2016 – Krech O’Brien, Mueller and Associates
2017 – Tandem Printing, Inc.
2018 – Deerwood Bank
2019 – Republic Services
2020 – Drkula’s 32