Winter Gala Nomination Form



The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce is excited to honor those around us who help build our business and community and who make a difference. Outstanding businesses, business leaders, educators, volunteers, heroes and non-profit organizations help keep our community strong and vibrant.  The following awards will be presented at the 2018 Winter Gala Community Awards Celebration on February 9th, at The Heights Hall & Club.

To nominate a business or an individual for an award, please complete the form below. Award nominations will be accepted through end of business, Friday January 5.  To print out or download a copy of the nomination form Click Here

Chamber Ambassador of the Year

  • Advocates on behalf of the Chamber to support membership growth
  •  Enriches Chamber membership events by attending and connecting with others at those events
  • Promotes the Chamber within the community
  •  Serves as a volunteer at Chamber community events and on event committees

Business of the Year – Small (1-12 employees within the organization)

  •  Advocates for company innovation, social responsibility, employee relations and workplace cultural excellence
  •  Enriches our community providing products and/or services that fulfill a local need
  •  Promotes involvement in local community economic development activities
  •  Serves as a role model of exemplary business ethics

Business of the Year – Large (13+ employees within the organization)

  •  Advocates for company innovation, social responsibility, employee relations and workplace cultural excellence
  •  Enriches our community as a quality employer, providing professional development to their team
  •  Promotes involvement in a broad range of our community economic development activities
  • Serves as a state-wide role model of exemplary business ethics

Community Volunteer of the Year (Spirit Award)

  • Advocates for non-profits, community events, fundraisers and good causes in our community
  •  Enriches our community by serving as a volunteer
  •  Promotes innovative or exemplary approaches in performing volunteer service
  • Serves one or many organizations as a volunteer in the St Croix Valley

Educator of the Year (Teacher or Administrator in District 834)

  • Advocates for exceptional student outcomes
  •  Enriches the lives of students through positive influence
  •  Promotes educational accomplishment beyond the classroom providing models of excellence
  •  Serves as a teacher, administrator a public, private or charter school

Hero of the Year (First responder, i.e. EMT, fire medical, military, police)

  •  Advocates to increase and promote opportunities for safety, best practices, and resources
  •  Enriches others through the services they provide
  •  Promotes the collective interests, passions and well-being of our community
  •  Serves groups and individuals leading to a larger community impact

Non-profit of the Year

  • Advocates for strategic partnerships, to achieve greater results than one organization could achieve on its own
  • Enriches credibility of mission through compliance with standards for management and transparency
  • Promotes innovative approaches and implementations to meet its mission and goals
  • Serves the community and its target audience with pride and results





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