Forum staff reports, Published March 22 2012
The Chamber announces award finalistsFARGO – The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce announced finalists Thursday for the 2012 ChamberChoice Awards.
Three finalists were named in each of six categories.
The categories and finalists are:
- Small business of the year – dogIDs, Onsharp and YHR Partners, Architects.
- Business of the Year – General Equipment & Supplies Inc.. Park Co. Realtors and Warner and Company Insurance.
- Small Not-For-Profit of the Year – Freedom Resource Center for Independent Living Inc., Junior Achievement and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley.
- Not-For-Profit of the Year – Community Living Services Inc., Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch and United Blood Service.
- Young Professionals Best Place to Work – Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota and Choice Financial.
- Entrepreneur of the Year – Barry Batcheller, Mark Schroeder and Alex Warner.
Winners will be announced May 17 at an awards luncheon at the Holiday Inn in Fargo.
The luncheon will feature Tom Gegax, author of “The Big Book of Small Business.”
The ChamberChoice Awards program honors successful organizations that demonstrate growth and innovation and contribute to the area’s economy and quality of life.