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  • Winter Gala Community Award Celebration

  • The Great Gatsby   ∼  Friday, February 8th, 2019  

    5:30 pm – 11:00 pm   ∼   JX Event Center

  • The 3rd annual Winter Gala Community Award Celebration is a time for us to bring our community together and celebrate! We will honor a small & large business of the year, educator, non-profit, volunteer, hero, and ambassador. This is a Chamber fundraiser that serves as a community celebration. Tickets are $75.00 to attend, and this event is open to the public. Come join us to celebrate our community leaders and kick up your heels! Cocktail Attire Recommended. Plated dinner by the Lake Elmo Inn & music by Gary LaRue, Rat Pack Entertainment!


  • Nominate a Community Leader!

    Click on which category you would like to make a nomination in. You may make a nomination in more than one category and for more than one person.


  • Hero of the Year Hero of the Year

    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
    • NOMINATE HERE

    Educator of the Year Educator of the Year

    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
    • NOMINATE HERE

    Non-Profit of the Year Non-Profit of the Year

    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
    • NOMINATE HERE

    Volunteer of the Year Volunteer of the Year

    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
    • NOMINATE HERE

    Ambassador of the Year Ambassador of the Year

    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
    • NOMINATE HERE

    Small Business of the Year Small Business of the Year

    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
    • NOMINATE HERE

    Large Business of the Year Large Business of the Year

    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
    • NOMINATE HERE


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