2023 Chamber Gala & Community Award Celebration
An evening under the Northern Lights! The annual Greater Stillwater Chamber Gala is a fundraising event that brings our community together to honor and recognize leaders with our annual Community Awards.
Please enjoy this Video!
Produced by Lead Sheep Productions
Friday evening, March 3, 2023
5:30 pm – 10:00 pm ∼ JX Event Center
SPONSOR the 2023 Chamber Gala & Community Award Celebration!
Reserve Sponsorship ONLINE or complete FORM.
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
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. COCKTAIL OR THEME ATTIRE ENCOURAGED.
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!
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!
La Vie Est Belle
River Siren Brewing Co
Sailor Mercy Company
Smart Start Childcare and Learning Center
Style & Structure
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:
Lumberjack/Mad Capper-AWARD WINNER!
No Neck Tony's
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