Annual event set for Nov. 17

    The Crookston Area Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Celebration & Awards Night at the Crookston Inn on Friday, Nov. 17 to celebrate the dedication and commitment of the business talent and the entrepreneurial spirit that exists within its business community. This year’s theme is “An Evening with the Stars” and will feature a dinner, beer and wine tasting, auction and awards presentation.  

    Nominations for the awards in following categories are currently being accepted through Oct. 15. More information on each of the awards as well as nomination forms can be found at

    • Large Business of the Year (50+ employees)
    • Small Business of the Year (1-49 employees)
    • Entrepreneur of the Year
    • Agriculture Appreciation Award
    • Lifetime Award
    • Volunteer of the Year (Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Service)

    The Chamber Education Committee is also seeking nominations for the Partners in Education (P.I.E.) Award that is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to Crookston’s primary, secondary or high, public or private educational system. The Education Committee evaluates each nomination and selects a recipient who will be invited to this year’s Celebration & Awards Night.

    Note: Any Chamber Member may nominate a business for recognition (including their own), and only Chamber member businesses are eligible for recognition. In general, nominees should be those whose business practices and professional conduct contribute to a sense of fellowship among all local businesses, and which helps to promote Crookston as a good place in which to do business.