Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism President/CEO Nort Johnson stops by KDHL for a visit on AM Minnesota 9:30 a.m.  There are always a number of topics we can discuss.  Next Thursday, May 9th the Chamber is celebrating business during a luncheon at the Faribault Golf and Country Club.  Registration is 11:30 a.m. with lunch and a program from Noon to 1:30 p.m.  If you would like to attend tickets may be purchased on the Chamber website www.faribaultmn.org .

Over 400 businesses are currently members of the Faribault Chamber representing over 12,000 employees.  May is Small Business Month and next week Small Business Week.

The luncheon next week will honor businesses in the community.

The finalists for Business of the Year are:

  • Reliance Bank
  • Depot Bar and Grill
  • State Bank of Faribault

Some new awards are being given out this year:

  • Visionary Award:  Living Green Farm
  • Marketing Award:  Healthy Impact
  • Exellence in Education:  Brian Coleman, Faribault Public Schools
  • Legacy Award:  Faribault Daily News and Faribault Foods
  • Chamber Volunteer of the year:  Royal Ross

Customer Service Awards:

  • Suzanne Klumb, Glass Garden Beads
  • Joe Donahue, Ace Hardware
  • Faribault Vacuum and Sewing
  • Reliance Bank
  • Nancy Jensen, Richie Eye Clinic