The Chamber has announced the names of 15 award finalists, which represent the top-ranked organizations in the Small Business of the Year, Business of the Year, Small Not-for-Profit of the Year, Not-for-Profit of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year categories.
The ChamberChoice Awards program honors successful organizations in the Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo areas that demonstrate growth and innovation and contribute to the area’s economy and quality of life, a news release stated.
Following, listed in alphabetical order by category, are the names of the 2011 ChamberChoice Award finalists:
Small Business of the Year
Absolute Marketing Group
Mosaic – Maxwells, Catering, Café
Business of the Year
Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc.
Prudential Premier Real Estate
Small Not-For-Profit of the Year
American Diabetes Association
Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra
Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity
Not-For-Profit of the Year
The Village Family Service Center
Entrepreneur of the Year
Jill Krahn and Jodi Ellingson
The finalists were announced at the Chamber’s annual ChamberChoice reception yesterday.
Finalists were chosen by a panel of judges from the regional business community. They evaluated accomplishments in the areas of business growth, innovation, creativity, community involvement and unique achievements relating to a specific business or industry.
From the finalists, the top-ranked organization in each category will be honored with a ChamberChoice Award at the ChamberChoice Awards Luncheon May 17 at the Holiday Inn of Fargo. The luncheon will feature V.J. Smith, author of The Richest Man In Town.