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Small Business Hall of Fame

Each year the Richfield Chamber of Commerce hosts a recognition event called “Salute to Small Business”. Chamber members nominate fellow members for the Small Business Hall of Fame.

General Qualifications d Must be a majority owner and/or operating head of an independently owned, profit-making business enterprise for at least five years

• Must have less than 500 employees (SBA SIC Code Definitions)

• Does not exceed more than $10 million in annual sales

• Must be a Richfield Chamber of Commerce member in good standing

Selection Criteria d Staying power — a substantiated history as an established business

• Growth in number of employees d Increase in sales and/or unit volume

• Innovativeness of product or service

• Response to Adversity d Contributions to aid community-oriented projects

Selection A selection Richfield Chamber of Commerce committee reviews all nominee applications. These committee members come from a variety of professions and backgrounds. Recipients are selected based upon selection criteria; application review is kept confidential.

Recognition The call for Small Business Hall of Fame nominations is announced the first week of April. Recipients are recognized at the Salute to Small Business event.

1986 — Hansen’s Auto Spa
1986 — Naegele Outdoor Advertising — Eller Media
1986 — Penn Cycle
1986 — Richfield Bank & Trust Co.
1986 — Wally McCarthy’s Lindahl Olds
1986 — HUB Jewelers
1987 — Louise Whitbeck Fraser Community Services
1987 — Lyndale Hardware
1987 — Richfield Plumbing
1988 — Elsen Service Garage
1988 — Gleason Mortuary
1988 — Richfield Floral & Gardens, Inc.
1989 — Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel
1989 — The Frenchman’s
1989 — Twin City Tire Inc.
1989 — Short Stop Superette
1990 — Richfield Bloomington Credit Union
1991 — Erik’s Bike & Fitness Inc.
1991 — Fireside Pizza
1992 — VFW Post 5555
1992 — Norwest Bank
1993 — Metro Sales, Inc.
1994 — Woodlake Barber Shop
1994 — Eddie’z Southdale Car Wash
1996 — Broadway Pizza
1996 — Bloomington Chrysler Plymouth
1997 — Hampton Inn Airpot/MOA
1997 — Value Village Thrift Store
1998 — Butler & O’Brien Law Offices
1998 — The Print Shop
1999 — Woodlake Veterinary Hospital
1999 — Old Country Buffet
2000 — Dairy Queen Braizer
2000 — One Stop Mail Shoppe
2001 — Bon Auto Body & Glass
2001 — Lyndale Garden & Hardware
2002 — Richfield One Hour Photo
2002 — Richfield State Insurance
2003 — McDonald’s
2003 — Rynerson Electric
2004 — Bernie’s Montessori
2004 — Lindstrom Law Offices
2005 — Cornerstone Real Estate Sales & Home Loans
2005 — Richfield Bloomington Honda
2006 — Crosstown Dental
2006 — Houlihan’s
2007 — Edward Jones
2007 — Lamettry’s
2008 — Metro Dentalcare
2008 — Susee & Lee Ltd.
2009 — Lerum Auto
2009 — HUB Jewelers
2010 — Maser & Amundson, PA
2010 — Carrousel Travel
2011 — Bremer Bank
2011 — Village Shores Market Place
2012 — LaFayette, Melssen & Plath, Ltd.
2012 — Barrett Lawn Care, Inc.
2013 — Linden Hills Florist
2013 — Vinocopia Wine & Spirits

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