The Southwest Metro Chamber of Commerce recently announced the annual business awards at the Chamber Gala.

Chamber President Jeff Filipek said the annual awards are voted on by the 400-plus chamber business members. β€œIt’s a big deal being recognized by your peers in the business community and we had some outstanding nominees this year," Filipek stated.

Winners included:

  • Large Business of the Year: Crown College
  • Medium sized Business of the Year: Excelsior Brewing Co.
  • Small Business of the Year: The Smiling Olive
  • Nonprofit of the Year: Ridgeview Foundation
  • New Business of the Year: Thrive Physical Therapy
  • Legacy Business: Casualty Assurance of Chaska

Community Editor

Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.


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