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OUR AWARD WINNING MEMBERS

LAKEVILLE STARS

HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY “ SERVED UP HOPE ” IN 2020

Throughout the pandemic , Lakeville ’ s hospitality businesses , local attractions , hotels , and restaurants have taken the ultimate steps to keep their guests and employees safe while serving the community . This industry has supported each other , kept in communication , and shared ideas and resources to make Lakeville stronger … together !

Restaurants served 8,000 meals to Lakeville students this summer by assisting The Open Door Mobile Lunchbox Program .
Businesses provided sponsored meals for healthcare workers and first responders .
Developed take out , delivery and curb-side TOGO , art kits to go , online projects , and holiday gifts .
Employees went above and beyond picking up job responsibilities and
executing ideas to help their co-workers who were laid off through tip collections , promotions , online events and sales , and more .
Owners and managers from hotels and restaurants identified 42 employees struggling to provide a holiday for their children and worked together with members from the Chamber and Rotary , local attractions , and the Public Safety Foundation to give gifts to 80 children and provide families with attraction tickets , a $ 100 grocery gift card , and a full holiday meal to cook at home .
The industry banned together for efforts to lobby for the hospitality industry at both state and national levels . Companies like Gray Line Minnesota attended a motorcoach rally in Washington DC to bring travel impact awareness to our legislators .

OUR AWARD WINNING MEMBERS

2020 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Karen Wentworth Hobo / Chemquest / Triton Inc .
2020 BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
Beth Kohlnhofer Raskovich Kohlnhofer Insurance Agency
In its 30th year this year , the Business Person of the Year nominations come from the Lakeville community and Chamber members and past award recipients are privileged with choosing the new recipient . Criteria include success in developing or contributing to business , impact made in the community and contributions to the Chamber .
2020 AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR
Rebecca Gunderson Farm Bureau Wealth Management
2020 COMMUNITY BUSINESS PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Ken Coons , Advanced Wireless Communications
2020 EDUCATION BUSINESS PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Kevin Delk , Delmar Company
2020 TOURISM BUSINESS PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Interstate PowerSystems
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