Evening of Excellence Annual Award Nominations
The Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce annually recognizes individuals and businesses for their outstanding efforts in our communities of Cottage Grove, Newport, and St. Paul Park. The winners will receive their awards at our Evening of Excellence Annual Chamber Banquet on October 26th, 2022.
Please complete nomination forms below and submit it no later than
Wednesday, October 12th, 2022
2022 Nomination Forms
Nominate a business/individual/nonprofit you know or your own business, organization, or yourself.
Include any narrative, examples, customer letters, etc.… that would benefit your nomination.
Selection will be made by the Chamber Executive Committee.
Award winners are not permitted to receive an award in the same category in two consecutive years.
Past Award Recipients
|Business of the Year||3M||Tinucci’s Restaurant & Catering|
|Business Person of the Year||Randy Bachman, Merchants Bank||Sonya Fox, RE/MAX Professionals|
|Small Business of the Year||n/a||Historic Furber Farm|
|Non-Profit of the Year||New Award||New Award|
Past Award Nominees
Basic Needs Inc. of South Washington County
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center
Cottage Grove Athletic Association
Cottage Grove Beyond The Yellow Ribbon and Surrounding Areas
Cottage Grove Lions
Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest
Dodge Nature Center at Shepard Farm
Friends in Need Food Shelf
HERO Training Center
Hope Christian Academy
Pine Harbor Christian Academy
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation
SaNeCo Girl Scouts
SoWashCo CARES/Education Foundation
The Connect Center
The Grove - Cottage Grove
WAG Farms Dog Park Association
Youth Service Bureau
Small Business of the Year candidates (under 10 employees):
AAA Autoclub Group
American Family Insurance-Darin S. Husaby
Arney Plumbing, LLC
Ashland Credit Union
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More
Brave Soul Counseling Services
Broadway Bar & Grill
Brynn Alden Interior Design LLC
Bulletin License Center
Carpet Den, Inc.
Cloverleaf Bar and Grill
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sonya Tallarico Wennberg
Comfort Keepers In-Home Care
Cottage Grove Dairy Queen
Dennis Brothers Liquor, Inc.
E412 Consulting, LLC
Ed's Trophies, Inc.
Edward Jones - Jeffery Shoemaker
Fraley Bookkeeping Services
Genesis Financial and Tax Solutions
Greg's Tax Service
Hadley Irrigation, Inc.
Home Federal Savings Bank
Hope Glen Farm LLC
John S. Germo Insurance Agency, Inc.
Keller Williams Premier Realty
Kok Funeral Home
Legends of Cottage Grove
LIBERTY HEATING AND COOLING
Lifesounds Hearing Healthcare
Link Physical Therapy
Mary Kay - Barb Forthun
Mary Kay - Becky Fox
Mik Mart Ice Cream LLC
Miss Laura's Preschool Programs Plus!
MN Public Record Specialists, LLC
Moseng Locksmithing Company
Newport Collision Center
Oasis Chiropractic P.A.
Old National Bank
Optimal Health & Performance LLCTraining for Warriors East Metro
Paragon Insurance Group LLC
Park Grove Bowl
Park Grove Electric, Inc.
Park Place Sports Bar
Passion for Dining and Nutrition
River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center
Rumpca Services, Inc.
S&S Lawn Care Service - Snow Landscaping LLC
Set It Up Party Rental LLC
South Washington County Telecommunications Commission
Spangler and de Stefano, PLLP
Spartan Promotional Group, Inc.
That's My Idea Marketing
The Cutting Garden
The Healing Place of Cottage Grove
The Kimre Group
The Oral Surgery Center
The Pallais Agency / American Family Insurance
Thrivent Financial - Chad Rediske
Valley Bookkeeping Solutions LLC
Veritas Financial Strategies, LLC
Vintage Gameroom LLC
Warwick Construction, Inc.
Whole Health Chiropractic
York Law Firm, LLC
Business of the Year Candidates (over 11 employees):
Advanced Sportswear, Inc.
American Donor Services
AVEKA CCE Technologies
Bieter Eye Center
City of Cottage Grove
City of Newport
City of St. Paul Park
Collins Electrical Construction Company
Country Inn & Suites
Culver's of Cottage Grove
Custom One Homes LLC
Lake Elmo Inn
Lindgren Dental Care
LSP Cottage Grove, L.P.
M Health Fairview Cottage Grove Clinic
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Renewal by Andersen
River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center
South Washington County School District
Tennis Roll Off, LLC
the Myers -Thrivent
The Wings of Newport
Total Mechanical Services
Washington County CDA
White Pine Senior Living of Cottage Grove Memory Care