Each May, TwinWest Chamber of Commerce honors the entrepreneurial spirit of its membership at the Business Awards Luncheon by awarding a Young Professional, Entrepreneur, and Community Builder of the Year from our membership. A high-profile business leader is also featured as a keynote speaker.
With nearly 250 guests, the 2017 Business Awards Luncheon was held at the Marriott Minneapolis West in St. Louis Park on Thursday, May 18. The event was emceed by Frank Vascellaro, WCCO TV, with a keynote speech by Nico Wyrobek, co-founder and CEO of Northstar Balloons.
TwinWest named Mike Bauer of Bauer Design Build as its 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year; Laela Erickson of Think GREAT as its 2017 Young Professional of the Year; and Gilda’s Club Twin Cities as the Community Builder of the Year.
TwinWest would also like to recognize these deserving finalists:
Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists
Susan Michaletz, PoppedCorn, LLC
Carol Wickoren, My House Fitness
Young Professional of the Year Finalists
Nathan Agre, Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd.
Amanda Frake, NovaCare Rehabilitation
Community Builder of the Year Finalilsts
Hammer Residences, Inc.
Memorial Blood Centers
Details about the 2018 Business Awards Luncheon will be coming soon!