Dakota County Regional Chamber recognizes local businesses with excellence awards

The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce recognized 21 businesses for outstanding work as part of its fifth annual Business Excellence Awards Nov. 19.

The event brought together large and small businesses, non-profits and volunteers from across Dakota County to celebrate and acknowledge the work that has been accomplished over the past year. This event recognized and honored businesses that exhibited innovation, growth and leadership within the Dakota County region in 2015.

“We are very fortunate to have so many companies and leaders here who are accomplishing great things and at the same time making our community a better place to live and work,” said Vicki Stute, Chamber president.  “These awards are a chance for us to share stories of success, recognize the risks that people take every day to make their organization better, and to be inspired by their leadership.”

Local businesses and business professionals were recognized in seven different categories. Here are the businesses or individuals who won each category:

• Community Leadership Award - Anchor Bank.

•  Woman/Minority Owned Business - Insurance by Design.

• Young Professional Award - Joel Fugleberg.

• Non-Profit of the Year - Neighbors, Inc..

• Small Business of the Year - Goff Public.

• Business Excellence Award - Gopher Resource.

• Legacy Award - Don Chapdelaine

 Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce serve the cities of Eagan, Farmington, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Rosemount, Sunfish Lake, and West St. Paul, along with Castle Rock, Empire, Eureka, and Hampton Townships.


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