The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2023 Business of the Year and Tourism Person of the Year! Winners for both awards will be recognized at the Chamber Annual Meeting on January 26th, 2023.
Business of the Year
Since 1974, the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce has recognized a business in the New Ulm Area for their Chamber involvement, community involvement and economic impact in the area. This year, two businesses will be recognized: one large and one small. The Chamber is asking the community to nominate a worthy business.
Nomination forms are being accepted through December 14th. Of the nominees, the Chamber board will select three finalists in each category: large business (more than 30 employees) and small business (30 or less employees). Voting will take place at the Chamber Annual Meeting, which will be held on January 26, 2023. Each chamber member business will receive one ballot. The winning businesses will be announced that evening. Nomination Forms for Business Person of the Year can be found here.
Tourism Person of the Year
The New Ulm Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), a part of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, is now accepting applications for the New Ulm Tourism Person of the Year award. This annual award is designed to honor an individual, couple or organization who have made a significant and long-term contribution to the economic health of New Ulm through their involvement in the field of tourism by attracting travelers to visit and explore New Ulm.
Nominations are accepted through December 20, and will be reviewed by the CVB Committee. The winner will be recognized at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, which will take place on Thursday, January 26th. Nomination Forms for Tourism Person of the Year can be found here. You can also pick up a paper copy at the Chamber of Commerce office, or request one via email to email@example.com. Contact the Chamber for more information: 507-233-4300.
Business of the Year Past Recipients
1974 August Schell Brewing Co.
1975 International Multifoods
1976 Tachronics Instruments/Citizens Bank
1977 3M New Ulm Plant
1978 Kraft Foods New Ulm Plant
1979 Union Hospital/Loretto Hospital
1980 B.F. Goodrich
1981 State Bond Companies
1982 Associated Milk Producers, Inc.
1983 Dannheim’s Kuhstall
1984 Dr. Martin Luther College
1985 Minnesota Valley Testing Labs
1986 New Ulm Medical Center
1987 New Ulm Trucking Farms
1988-89 Farmers & Merchants Bank
1990 New Ulm’s Law Firms
1991 Borden’s Inc. New Ulm
1992 New Ulm’s Accounting Firms
1993 Windings, Inc.
1994 New Ulm’s Communications Firms
1995 New Ulm Telecom, Inc.
1996 Heymann Construction
1997 Caterpillar Paving Products
1998 American Artstone, Inc.
1999 Jensen Motors, Inc.
2000 Kemske Paper-Computers/Oswald Publishing
2001 Veigel’s Kaiserhoff Restaurant
2002 Retzlaff’s Ace Hardware
2003 Lambrecht’s & The Christmas Haus
2004 ISD 88, NUACS, MVL, St. Paul’s
2005 Cash Wise & Hy-Vee
2006 Shelter Products
2007 Holiday Inn New Ulm
2008 New Ulm Steel & Recycling
2010 New Ulm Furniture
2011 Design Home Center/Puhlmann Lumber & Design
2012 Upper Midwest Management
2013 Graphics Industry
2014 M R Paving & Excavating
2015 River Creek Nursery
2016 Turner Hall
2017 New Ulm Medical Center
2018-19 Citizens Bank Minnesota/Sewing Seeds Quilting Company
2020 A to Zinnia Floral & Gifts/3M
2021 BoCo Real Estate/Oak Hills Living Center
2022 KNUJ Radio/Windings
Tourism Person of the Year Past Recipients
2009 Leo Berg
2010 Don Veigel
2011 Ted & Jodi Mart
2012 Opal Dewanz
2013 The Concord Singers
2014 Joel Albrecht
2015 Denny Warta
2016 George Glotzbach
2017 Ann Vogel
2018 Arnold Koelpin
2019 Lois Stadick
2020 *Skipped due to COVID
2021 Bob Beussman
2022 Dayle Besemer