America’s progress has been driven by entrepreneurs who think big, take risks and work hard. From the storefront shops that anchor downtown to high-tech industries to large scale retail and service businesses – small businesses are the backbone of our economy. In the US, 28 million small businesses create nearly two out of three jobs in our nation’s economy; they provide jobs, spur economic growth and support local communities.
This years luncheon will be held: Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at
The Faribault American Legion
112 5th St NE, Faribault, MN 55021
2020 Business of the Year (3 finalists)
Awarded to a business or individual who exemplifies visionary values, investments, activities or inspirations in the Faribault Area Business Community.
Increase in customer base (sales, customers served, etc.) Growth in the business (jobs, strategic investments, etc.) Increase in local business investments (use of local vendors, contractors, suppliers, etc.) Increase in community investment (employee volunteer hours, local donations involvement of business staff in civic organizations)
Excellence in Education
Awarded to an individual, program or organization that partners with the Faribault business community to promote Pathways to Success for all Faribault students
Customer Service Award
Awarded to individuals or companies that provide exemplary customer service.
Legacy Award (2)
Awarded to long-standing businesses in our Community. (Can be past business award winners)
NEW! 2020 COVID Response and Community Resilience Award
The Award for this category is dedicated to a single business or collaborative strategic initiative (multiple partners) focused on community resilience and the COVID-19 pandemic response. Eligibility includes exemplary effort by the nominee(s) which benefitted vulnerable populations or the community at-large. Examples include (but are not limited to): individual and community preparedness, pre-pandemic mitigation, immediate response, or long-term recovery.