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Nominations Open for 2020 Business of the Year

2019 Business of the Year Honorees include (l to r) Suzanne and Pablo Sotelo, Gallery 77 (Emerging Business of the year); Tim Westby, TurnKey Corrections / Three Square Market (Business of the Year); S. Mark Tyler (EDC Directors Award); John Knutson, Catalyst Sports Medicine – now Catalyst Powered by TCO (Small Business of the Year); and Scott Jones, St. Croix EDC President (2019-2020)

St. Croix EDC is accepting nominations for its 2020 Business of the Year awards program.

Categories include:
-Emerging Business of the Year (a start-up business that has operated in St. Croix County for five or fewer years);
-Small Business of the Year (29 or fewer employees); and
-Business of the Year (30 or more employees)

Qualifying companies must be involved in manufacturing, distribution, construction, health care, or must be a service provider to other companies. Companies must be operated for profit. (Retail companies are not eligible.)

Individuals may nominate a company in any of the categories or a business may place their company’s name in nomination.

Criteria include:
*Recent Noteworthy Accomplishments: i.e. milestone anniversary, physical plant expansion, new product line, increases in employment,   sales increases, pollution control advances, new training programs, export sales, or any other significant advances.
*Contributions to Enhance the Community:
*Contributions to community projects, service to area youth, education programs, and other efforts to increase the quality of life in the area.

The honorees will be announced in January and recognized at an event in mid-February. The format of the event is yet to be determined.

A nomination form and guidelines can be obtained by clicking here or contacting Nita Dusek at or (175) 381-4383. The deadline to submit is Friday, December 18, 2020 at the close of business.