• Business Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting

    We kick off the year celebrating successes of the past year and share our goals and priorities for the coming year.  We take this time to honor and award area business leaders.

    Each year, the Chamber presents three awards: Ambassador of the Year, Business of the Year and Businessperson of the Year. 

  • Past Businessperson of the Year Award Recipients:

    2021 - Joan Spaulding
    2020 - Tim Freeland
    2019 - Chris Kennelly

    2018 - Rick Estenson

    2017 - Beth Ayotte Naumann

    2016 - Rob Schanilec

    2015 - Krin Finger

    2014 - Dave Neuger

    2013 - Charlie Sewich

    2012 - Chuck Pryor

    2011 - Larry & John Benjamin

    2010 - Leif Knecht

    2009 - David Shumway

    2008 - Gene Jasnoch

    2007 - Tom Neuville

    2006 - Steve Schmidt

    2005 - Don Kuehnast

    2004 - Brett Reese

    2003 - Paul Smith

  • Business of the Year Award Recipients:

    2021 - Capital Construction
    2020 - Aldrich Technology
    2019 - Aurora Pharmaceuticals
    2018 - Imminent Brewing                                                                                         
    2017 -  KYMN Radio 95.1 FM The One                               
    2016 – Paper Petalum                                                           
    2015 – Professional Pride Realty                                         
    2014 – Ameriprise Financial, Kerry Running                   
    2013 -  NAPA Auto Parts                                                     
    2012 – Laura Baker Services Association                      
    2011 – Northfield Retirement Community                   
    2010 – Cannon Valley Veterinary Clinic                          
    2009 – Waste Management of Northfield                          
    2008 – Northfield Hospital                                                  
    2007 – Taylor Truck Line, Inc                                               
    2006 – All Flex, Inc.                                                          
    2005 – McLane Minnesota                                                    
    2004 – Bierman’s Flooring & Home Furnishing, Inc      
    2003 – Jasnoch Construction, Inc                                      
    2002 – Northfield Construction, Inc
    2001 – None
    2000 – J. Grundy’s Rueb’N’ Stein
    1999 – Rare Pair, Inc.
    1998 - Community National Bank
    1997 – Fairway Foods, Inc.
    1996 – Northfield Freezing Systems, Inc.
    1995 – Sheldahl, Inc.
    1994 – The First National Bank of Northfield
    1993 – Petricka’s County Market
    1992 – Three Links Care Center
    1991 – Northrup King & Company Research Center
    1990 – Northfield News/Cannon Valley Publishing
    1989 – Malt-O-Meal
    1988 – College City Beverage
    1987 – Northfield Printing
    1986 – Cardinal CG
    1985 – Computer Controlled Machines of MN, Inc.
    1984 – Norwest Bank
    1983 – Haas Construction
    1982 – Carleton College
    1981 – The Dahl House Distribution Center
    1980 – Fairway Foods
    1979 – St. Olaf College
    1978 – Dundas State Bank
    1977 – Cannon Valley Co-operative
    1976 – College City Beverage
    1975 – Northfield Equipment & Manufacturing
    1974 – Midwest Electric Insulation, Inc.
    1973 – Sheldahl Company
    1972 - Northfield Foundry & Machine Company
    1971 – Malt-O-Meal
    1970 – Dynacolor Corporation
    1969 – Ryt-Way Packaging