The Business of the Year is chosen by a private selection committee, with no assistance or influence from the Faribault Chamber staff. Utilizing a variety of metrics, including community contributions, business ethics and values, as well as commitments to The Chamber's Missions.
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.
Jennie-O Turkey Store has been contributing to our local economy since 1979. They employ over 700 employees, enthusiastically supporting (and supplying) other local business, programs and events and their commitment to diversity and a family-friendly workplace, are prime examples of why Jennie-O is a leader in our community, and why they were chosen as 2020's Business of The Year.