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Business/Nonprofit/Volunteer of the Year

2023   Business of the Year
Hansen Power & Lighting


2023   Nonprofit of the Year
Age-Friendly Princeton

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2023     Volunteer    of the Year
Randy Hatch

Past Winners

Business of the Year


2022: Plastic Products Co, Inc.

2021: Beyond Sport Fitness

2020: Marv's True Value

2019: ABRA Auto Body & Glass

2018: Sterling Pointe Senior Living

2017: Pizza Barn

Past Winners

Nonprofit of the Year

2022: Twice New Clothing & Treasures

2021: Princeton American Legion

2020: Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

2019: Princeton Public Schools

2018: ACT on Alzheimers

2017: Princeton Lion's Club

Past Winners

Volunteer(s) of the Year

2022Mary E. Anderson, Mailbox Kindness

2021: Faith Goenner, Goenner Consulting & Andrea Gerrard, Small Business Casual

2020: Carrie Vesel, ABRA Auto Body & Glass

2019: First Bank & Trust

Nominate the 2024 Business/Nonprofit  of the Year

You may nominate your own business or another business. Please note that once a business is nominated, they will be required to complete a Business Overview to continue the award process. The Business Overview allows the business to tell its own story and successes highlighting each of the criteria listed below. Once a nominee accepts the nomination, the form for the Business Overview will be sent to the nominated business. 


Previous winners must wait three (3) years before eligibility is restored. 


Business of the Year Criteria


  1. Nominee must be a member in good standing with the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce (see Directory for list of current members).

  2. Nominee must have been in business for at least 3 years.

  3. Nominee must have demonstrated one or more of the following characteristics:

    1. Provides exemplary customer service

    2. Encourages and provides professional development of staff.

    3. Volunteers in the Princeton community



Nonprofit of the Year Criteria


  1. Nominee must be an active 501(c)3 or nonprofit organization.

  2. Nominee must be a member in good standing with the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce (see Directory for list of current members).

  3. Nominee must have been in operation for at least three years.

  4. Nominee must have shown exemplary support to the Princeton area.

  5. Nominee must have demonstrated the following:

    1. Outstanding contributions to the community

    2. Must have shown the impact, supporting the needs of the organization’s work.

    3. Must have shown organizational excellence and responsibility to stakeholders.

    4. Mission statement of the nonprofit organization must be provided.


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