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Small Business of the Year Application

Congratulation on being nominated for this award, it is an honor!  The Recognition Committee of the River Heights Chamber of Commerce has updated the award criteria in 2020 and will review all applications.  All applications are held in a confidential manner. Please attach supporting documents and complete each area on the application below.

If you know of a business you would like to nominate, please tell us here.

Deadline to submit this application is by Noon on Friday, March 6, 2020.

*The winner will be honored at the Small Business Award Luncheon & Trade Show held on Thursday, April 23, 2020.

  • 20 or fewer (including full-and-part-time)
    Please enter a number from 1 to 20.
  • Minimum of five (5) years in business
    Please enter a number greater than or equal to 5.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of membership in the River Heights Chamber of Commerce
    Please enter a number greater than or equal to 2.
  • Describe why people do business with your company
  • Tell us your business philosophy as it relates to relations with your suppliers
  • Describe company policies that are used to attract and retain qualified employees
  • Community, Professional Organization, School or Philanthropic Involvement. Please note # of years and what committee or activities you have been involved in the River Heights Chamber of Commerce.
  • Share anything else that makes your company unique such as innovations, problems that were overcome, or other situations you feel are applicable
  • Please upload any supporting documents (i.e. photos, pdf) that you feel are important when reviewing your application.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx.
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Past Recipients

Congratulations to previous recipients who have been recognized with this award:

  • 1989 – Varing Insurance – Bob Varing
  • 1990 – Century 21 Kuntz Co. – Greg Kuntz
  • 1991 – Kathy’s License Service – Kathy Smith
  • 1992 – Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital – Drs. James & Ann Winsor
  • 1993 – Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Wass, Inc. – Jim Krech, Dan O’Brien, Brady Mueller, Brian Wass
  • 1994 – Bauer Floor Covering, Inc. – Greg Bauer
  • 1995 – Boche Carlson, Inc. – Gary & Karen Boche, Jeff Boche & Ole Carlson
  • 1996 – Images By Design – Linda McAlpine
  • 1997 – Designers of Travel – Leslie Ray
  • 1998 – English-Meeker & Kandt Funeral Home – Jeff & Char Kandt & Myron & Jean Kandt
  • 1999 – Bywords Printing – Nancy Fish & Jerry Payne
  • 2000 – ACE Paint & Hardware – Don & Nancy Corniea
  • 2001 – Pro Pharmacy – Greg & Nancy Schouweiler
  • 2002 – Protouch Painting – Jim & Georgia Hoffman
  • 2003 – Edward Jones & Company, South St. Paul
  • 2004 – FASTSIGNS of IGH – Brian MacKenzie
  • 2005 – Catch A Tan – Kevin & Kari Johnson
  • 2006 – Langer Real Estate Services – Dave & Ann Langer
  • 2007 – Jersey’s Bar & Grill – Bill & Shelly Ashton
  • 2008 – Town Square Television – Jodie Miller
  • 2009 – Schaeffer Financial – Mike Schaeffer
  • 2010 – Quality Auto Care Center – Bruce Bairaktaris
  • 2011 – Ultimate Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning – Jon & Val Erickson
  • 2012 – Wakota Federal Credit Union – Mary Matheson
  • 2013 – Cannon River Winery – John & Maureen Maloney
  • 2014 – Simons Landscaping – David Simons
  • 2015 – Hometown Meats – Rob & Robin Reitberger
  • 2016 – Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham – Don Heikilla
  • 2017 – Hardline Concrete & Masonry – Jon and Brenda Dietrich
  • 2018 – Roadware Incorporated – Kelton Glewwe
  • 2019 – Allrounder Remodeling, Inc. – Eric & Ruth Bader