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Business Excellence Award highlights area businesses

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber wants to recognize area businesses for their entrepreneurial spirit and accomplishments. The Business Excellence Award, now in its third year, shines the spotlight on up to three area businesses that have displayed an innate ability to connect, lead and grow in the Brainerd lakes area.

Nominations will be judged on growth, excellence, innovation, taking risks and community impact. For more information on judging criteria, check out the award nomination form at

Know an area business that excels on all fronts? Fill out a nomination form by Friday, Aug. 1. Finalists will be contacted in mid-August, and the Business Excellence Award winner will be named at the chamber's annual dinner Oct. 20 at Breezy Point Resort.

For more information about the nomination form or process, contact Aeli Wiebolt at 218-822-7119.