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  • 2023 Chamber Gala & Community Award Celebration

  • An evening under the Northern LightsThe annual Greater Stillwater Chamber Gala is a fundraising event that brings our community together to honor and recognize leaders with our annual Community Awards.

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    Produced by Lead Sheep Productions

    Friday evening, March 3, 2023
    5:30 pm – 10:00 pm   ∼   JX Event Center


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    The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor those around us who help build our business and community and who make a difference. Community awards in 8 categories will be presented at the 2023 Chamber Gala & Community Award Celebration on March 3, at The JX Event Venue: Outstanding businesses and leaders (large & small), Educator, Chamber Ambassador, Community Volunteer, Community Hero, Non-profit organization, and NEW for 2023: Service with a Smalley award!

    Featured Fundraising: LIVE Auction Items ~ Raffles ~ Wine Pull ~ Gift Card Tree! 

    Evening Emcee and Live Auctioneer, Miss Shannan Paul

    This fundraising event is brought to you by the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Foundation

  • 2023 Community Award Winners and Nominees

    Chamber Ambassador of the Year 2023 WINNER:
    Mandee Puente, Agent M Insurance-nominated multiple times

    Non-Profit of the Year Nominees:
    21 Roots Farm
    Courage Kenny Rehab Institute
    Habitat for Humanity St Croix Valley
    Hometown Heroes Outdoors-AWARD WINNER!
    Limitless Cycling
    Sustainable Stillwater MN
    Yellow Ribbon Alliance Lower St. Croix Valley

    Educator of the Year Nominees:
    Rob Bach, Stillwater Area Schools #834
    Eileen Douglass, Chesterton Academy of the St. Croix Valley-AWARD WINNER!
    Nancy Duberstein, Stillwater Area Public Schools - Oak-Land MS

    Large Business of the Year Nominees:
    Lumberjack & Mad Capper
    Market & Johnson
    O'Neill Electric-AWARD WINNER!

    Small Business of the Year Nominees:
    Agent M Insurance
    Blue Belle Hair Salon
    Bridge City Roasting
    Dance & Entertainment Studios-AWARD WINNER!
    Green Acres
    La Vie Est Belle
    Peachiie Marketing 
    Prohibition Barber
    River Siren Brewing Co
    Sailor Mercy Company 
    Smart Start Childcare and Learning Center
    Style & Structure
    Uptown Curl

    Community Volunteer of the Year Nominees:
    Cassie McLemore, Harvest Fest, Summer Tuesdays
    Chad Junker, Invision Services-AWARD WINNER!
    Cory Buettner, Leo's Grill & Malt Shop
    Deb Simcik, Rutherford Elementary
    Jim Bradshaw, Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, Passed 2022
    Kim Wilson, Chamber Ambassador
    Mandee Puente, Agent M Insurance 
    Nancy Lyner, Sustainable Stillwater MN 
    Nicole Bartelt, Board member The Zephyr Theatre
    The Zephyr Theatre Board of Directors

    Behind the Badge Nominees:
    Laura Eastman, Police Chief, City of Bayport
    Brandon Crosbie, Police Officer, Stillwater Police Department-AWARD WINNER!
    Ryan Smith, Firefighter/Engineer/Lieutenant, Stillwater Fire Dept.
    Chief Steve Hansen, Police Chief, City of Oak Park Heights
    Detective Dave Wulfing, Detective, Stillwater Police Department

    NEW Service with a Smalley Hospitality Nominees:
    Acapulco Restaurant
    Lumberjack/Mad Capper-AWARD WINNER!
    No Neck Tony's
    The Velveteen

    WINNERS of the 2022 Community Awards:

    Chamber Ambassador of the Year ~ Timothy Safe, Pathfinder Insurance Brokers - Timothy Safe Agency
    Non-Profit of the Year ~ United Way of Washington County - East

    Educator of the Year ~ Carissa Keister, Stillwater Area Public Schools

    Large Business of the Year ~  Market & Johnson, Inc.

    Small Business of the Year ~ Prohibition Barbers, Inc.

    Community Volunteer of the Year ~  Cory Buettner, Leo's Grill & Malt Shop

    Community Hero ~ Brad Junker, Stillwater Police Department

    Youth Visionary ~ Ariam Mussiel

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