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Cook County Chamber seeks "Business of the Year" nominees

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 At the Visit Cook County/Cook County Chamber Fall Gala, scheduled for Oct. 23 at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino, the organizations will announce recipients of three annual business awards. They are asking for help from the public.

Nominations are being sought for three awards: Entrepreneur of the Year; Business of the Year; and Community Business Leader of the Year.

Past recipients for Entrepreneur of the Year have been Sarah Hamilton for her Camp Chow business, Sid Backlund for his regional, frozen Sven & Ole’s pizza marketing effort, and Kim and Chuck Corliss for developing the new North Shore Winery in Lutsen.

Previous recipients of the Business of the Year award include Hedstrom Lumber Company, G&G Septic, Johnson Foods, and North Shore Waste.

And past recipients of the Community Business Leader of the Year have been Howard Hedstrom, Norman Deschampe, Sue and Bruce Kerfoot, Beth Kennedy, and Jan Sivertson.

Jim Boyd, executive director of the Cook County Chamber says, “We need names of those you wish to nominate plus a compelling explanation of why you think they deserve the award.”

Nomination forms are available at the Cook County Chamber of Commerce office at Grand Marais City Hall or online here.

Nominations are open only to members of the Cook County Chamber of Commerce. Nominations are due by Monday, Sept. 17.
For more information, email or call Boyd at 218-387-2079.