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Chamber of commerce holds awards banquet


January 24, 2019


The Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet this Monday, January at the Dorf Haus Supper Club. It was a 1920's Gatsby theme and local businesses came dressed in their best 1920's attire, competing for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards. The purpose of the award dinner was to highlight individuals and businesses who make a difference in the Sauk Prairie community. The following awards were given: Service Counts Award: This award recognizes a business or individual who demonstrates a friendly, positive attitude, and who instills and demonstrates an exemplary level of internal and external customer service, which ultimately impacts the quality of life in our community. The winner was: Jodi Cook, with Prairie House Food & Spirits. Thrive Award: This award recognizes a business or individual who has made a significant contribution to growing not only themselves, but their employees by encouraging them to attend networking functions, to volunteer, or continue education or occupational training by attending chamber sponsored lunch-n-learns or industry roundtable discussions. The winner was: Bank of Prairie du Sac Destination Maker: This award recognizes an organization that exemplifies the spirit of perseverance and creativity in developing programs, events or marketing campaigns that improve the visitor experience while engaging community members. The winner was: Vintage Brewing Co. Business of the Year: This award is given to celebrate a local business for its contributions in business growth, community engagement, employee retention and innovative business strategies and practices. The winner was: Prairie Clinic, above. Volunteer of the Year: This award is given to a volunteer who keep doing, when no one is watching. They keep doing and imagining, when others say, it can't be done. The winner was: Lindsey Giese, with River Arts Inc., left. Also awarded was Citizen of the Year. The winner was: Jeff Wright, Assistant Superintendent, Sauk Prairie School District, top left.

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