General Qualifications

  1. All nominated businesses must be members of the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce (most display membership decal on their door; or call Chamber office at 437-4561).
  2. Nominations of your own business are welcome.
  3. Completed nomination forms are due to the Chamber office by Monday, August 31, 2020.


 

Small Business of the Year (<15 Total Employees)

Small Business of the Year <15 has the same criteria as above, however, this award is presented to a current member with less than 15 total employees (full and part-time). Nominees are reviewed by a committee of Ambassadors, based on the following criteria: Involvement with the Chamber, Community Service, Customer Service, Commitment to Employees, Business Improvement and Growth. This covers the time period January 1, 2019-August 31, 2020.

 


 

Business of the Year

Membership Milestones

Anderson Austin Memorials, Inc.

Ankeny Dairy Foods & Mini Mart #5

Apollo Liquor & Superette

Baudler, Maus, Forman & King, LLP

Cedar Valley Services, Inc.

Fawver Agency

Fox Electric Co., Inc.

Heartman Insurance

Hill, Larson & Walth, P.A.

Hormel Foods Corporation

Howe Advertising & Bail Bonds

Hy-Vee Food Store

Kenny's Oak Grill

The Muffler Center

Nelson Dental, PLLC

Potach & Mitchell Dental Clinic, P.A.

Smyth Companies, Inc.

Sterling Real Estate

Worlein Funeral Home

Members receive awards to mark milestone years of membership with the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce.   Our members are essential to the growth and success of the business climate in the Austin area.

ABC 6 News

Austin Country Club

Austin Dairy Queen

Austin Public Schools

Berg's Nursery & Landscape

Brick Furniture

Cedars of Austin

City Concrete Co.

Comforcare - Good Samaritan Society

Development Corporation of Austin

Dolan's Landscape Center, Inc.

Fairway Outdoor Advertising

Family Eye Care Center

Gerard Academy

Elrod, Green & Heimer, D.D.S.

The Hormel Institute - University of MN

International Paper

KAUS AM/FM Radio

Kestner Electric, Inc.

KIMT TV

KSMQ Public Television

McFarland Truck Lines, Inc.

Midtown Towing

Mower County Fair

Mower County Shopper

Nystrom Signs

Old Mill, Inc.

Riverland Community College

Schammel Electric

Sherwin Williams

St. Mark's Living

United Way of Mower County, Inc.

Wealth Management Solutions - Ameriprise Financial

YMCA of Austin

Adams, Rizzi & Sween, P.A.

Astrup Drug, Inc.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary

CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

First Farmers & Merchants Bank

Greg Meyer State Farm Insurance

Hoversten, Johnson, Beckmann & Hovey, LLP

The Joseph Company, Inc.

Schmitt Family Dentistry

US Bank

Wells Fargo Bank

A.J. Lysne Contracting Corp.

Arc Mower County

Austin Dairy Queen

Austin Noon Lions

Austin Office Products

Austin Oral Surgery

Collision Specialists, Inc.

Godfather's Pizza

Jane Taylor Academy of Dance

Jones, Haugh & Smith, Inc.

KTTC/KXLT/CW/ME-TV

Medicap Pharmacy

MJ O'Connor, Inc.

Old Mill, Inc.

Overby Orthodontics

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Quality Pork Processors, Inc.

Rydjor Bike Shop

Steve's Pizza

Trimble's Cycle Center

Workforce Development, Inc.

The nominee will be contacted to obtain background information for evaluation by the Business of the Year committee.

All nominees will be recognized in the media and at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting November 17, 2020.


 

LARGE Business of the Year (15+ Total employees)

Large Business of the Year 15+ award is presented by Chamber Ambassadors at our Annual Meeting in November. To be eligible, business must be a current member of the Chamber with 15 or more total employees (full and part-time). Nominees are reviewed by a committee of Ambassadors, based on the following criteria: Involvement with the Chamber, Community Service, Customer Service, Commitment to Employees, Business Improvement and Growth. This covers the time period January 1, 2019-August 31, 2020.


 

Austin Daily Herald

Austin Veterinary Clinic

Home Federal Savings Bank

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and establishing relationships for ​business

and community success.

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