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The North 65 Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala and Awards Dinner is the venue for multiple awards honoring excellence and longevity in business, innovative practices, outstanding contributions to the community and organizations that stand out among their peers.

This event is held in the spring of each year, in 2022 the event will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022.  Event information can be found here.

Business of the Year Awards

LARGE BUSINESS: The Large Business of the Year Award is given to a large business within the North 65 Chamber of Commerce service area that supports and encourages the development and promotion of the North 65 Chamber of Commerce and its mission. Large businesses are defined as having more than 50 employees.  Learn more here.

SMALL BUSINESS:  The Small Business of the Year Award is given to a small business within the North 65 Chamber of Commerce service area that supports and encourages the development and promotion of the North 65 Chamber of Commerce and its mission. Small businesses are defined as having fewer than 50 employees. Learn more here.

EMERGING BUSINESS:  This award recognizes new and emerging chamber member businesses that have been in business or under current ownership less than 5 years and that have had a positive impact in the community through jobs, services, innovation or technology. These are businesses on the path to outstanding success.  Learn more here.

Jon Swanson Legacy Award

Jon Swanson was the Director of Business Development at Minnco Credit Union and a previous Golf Professional at Purple Hawk Country Club.  He served on the North 65 Chamber Board from 2015-2019 and earlier, the Cambridge Area Chamber Board.  He was an integral part of the Chamber’s growth as a dedicated board member and treasurer, golf committee lead, and always a true champion for our chamber.  He passed away in the Spring of 2021, leaving a void in our community we seek to fill by honoring his legacy of community involvement.

The Jon Swanson Legacy Award will be presented to individuals who have made a significant impact in the community through their direct involvement. This prestigious award honors the highest standard of dedication to growth, development and enhancement of our community for those who visit, live and work here. A nominee must be a resident of the North 65 Chamber of Commerce service area or represent any active business or non-profit located and operating in this service area.

Longevity in Business Award (Milestones)

This award recognizes chamber member organizations for years in business at 25 year intervals.  Other milestones may be considered.

Notify the chamber office of your milestone at any time throughout the year.

For recognition at the Annual Gala and Awards Dinner on June 2, 2022, please contact us by April 1.