North 65 Chamber of Commerce Announces 2023 Chamber Award Recipients
Awards Presented at Annual Chamber Gala & Awards Dinner
The North 65 Chamber, which represents businesses in Cambridge, Isanti and the surrounding area, held its annual Gala and Awards Dinner on June 8, 2023 with over 200 in attendance on the grounds of the beautiful Erickson Farmstead.
The event featured networking, games, live music, dinner, and the highlight of the evening was the presentation of several awards. “Large Business of the Year” was presented to Minnco Credit Union, while “Small Business of the Year” was presented to Rum River BMX. Both were named for their community involvement. “Emerging Business of the Year” was awarded to Isanti Family Dental for its growth and innovation.
The “Jon Swanson Legacy Award” was presented to KC Bohn of Rock Steady Boxing, Cambridge. KC has been an integral part of the Cambridge community for 38 years. He has touched the lives of countless people in East Central Minnesota through the businesses he owned, employees he mentored, his service on Isanti County Safety Rescue, the fundraisers he organized, and his many hours of volunteer work at his church and in the community.
He continues giving back as the Director of Rock Steady Boxing in Cambridge, which he started in 2019. It is a nonprofit program designed to help slow the effects of Parkinson's disease through a variety of exercise techniques.
Finally, the “Longevity in Business” awards were presented to Cambridge Floral for 75 years in business and Walker Methodist for 75 years in business, with the latter award being accepted by local staff from Walker Methodist Levande.
The North 65 Chamber would like to thank the Gala & Awards Dinner sponsors.
Platinum Sponsors Embrace Orthodontics and First Bank & Trust.
Gold Sponsors Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Cambridge Medical Center, DW Companies, Isanti Rental, Members Cooperative Credit Union, Miller Custom Remodeling, Minnco Credit Union and Rum River BMX.
Silver Sponsors ACE Solid Waste, Cambridge Dental Center, Coborn’s Marketplace, EFS Advisors, Falcon National Bank, Grand Casino Hinckley, Minnesota Equipment, New Hope Community Church, and Northwoods Electric.
Entertainment Sponsors Chilson Jewelers, Doctor Monte’s Auto, Happy Productions and Leader.
Bronze Sponsors @title, LLC, Adara Home Health, Cambridge Christian School, City Center Market, Connexus Energy, GracePointe Crossing, Hermann Insurance Services, Isanti Family Dental, Larsons Cycle, Inc., Newton Financial Solutions, RE/MAX Results-Team Lundeen, Strike Life Tributes Funeral & Cremation Services, The Bank of Elk River and Walker Methodist Levande.
Gala Planning Committee members included Brody Bakken and Nick Scherer: Turpen Realty-The Realest Agents, Nikkita Ostrom: Rosewood Senior Living, and Beth Maikkula. In addition to those on the Gala Planning Committee, 40 others volunteered to help and contributed to the event’s success.
The funds raised will support the North 65 Chamber in fulfilling its mission to promote business growth, provide resources, and enhance partnerships to support a thriving community.
For more information, or to join the North 65 Chamber of Commerce, visit North65chamber.com or call 763-689-2505.
Small Business of the Year was presented to Rum River BMX!
Large Business of the Year was presented to Minnco Credit Union!
Emerging Business of the Year was presented to Isanti Family Dental!
The Jon Swanson Legacy Award presented to KC Bohn of Rock Steady Boxing!
The Longevity Award was given to Cambridge Floral and Walker Methodist!