2020 Annual Member Banquet

Glencoe Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Annual Banquet Awards

Every year at our annual banquet, we recognize companies that have made an investment in the Glencoe community, either monetarily or by volunteering. Due to COVID-19, we were unable to recognize the recipients in-person at our banquet, so we’ve moved to a virtual platform. Please join us in recognizing all those who have made an impact and positive change in Glencoe this year!

We’ve also created a year-in-review document for 2020, to recap what we’ve accomplished, and thank our volunteers and sponsors. Click here to check it out.

New Business Owners

Welcome to our new businesses!

 

Investment Awards

Following are a list of companies that have made commercial investments in their property:

Community and Chamber Volunteer Awards

We give two awards for volunteerism. One is for a person who has volunteered their time to help the community, and one for helping the Chamber staff.

Jenna Pariseau/State Farm Volunteer of the Year!

2020 Mike Popelka Chamber Volunteer – Jenna Pariseau, State Farm Insurance

This award is in memory of Mike Popelka, a past Chamber Member and recipient of the 2004 Chamber Volunteer of the Year, who embodied Chamber participation and community service.  This year the award goes to Jenna Pariseau with State Farm Insurance. Jenna has served on the Chamber’s Community Event Organizers (CEO’s) Committee since 2009. She has faithfully helped with our Big Hitter Golf Outing, Seasonal Sampler, and our holiday events (plus the events we no longer have) by attending the regular meetings, running errands, and serving onsite.  Jenna can always be counted on to serve. Thank you, Jenna!

Ryan Voss/RDV Construction Community Volunteer of the Year

2020 Community Volunteer – Ryan Voss, RDV Construction

This year’s recipient of the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce Community Volunteer of the Year award goes to Ryan Voss. Ryan has volunteered his time and talents for the betterment of our community. During the past couple years, he became involved with the newly formed Downtown Revitalization Committee (DRC). Whenever balls were dropped, he faithfully picked them up, handling the bids, labor, coordination, etc., making sure the project was completed. Especially regarding the alley between Gert & Erma’s and Home Solutions. There is now a nice seating area with a pergola. Ryan also helped with other beautification projects as well as painting the crosswalks on 11th Street and Greeley Avenue. In 2008, Ryan spent countless hours establishing the BMX Park. Ryan is a rare find! Thank you, Ryan, for all you do for Glencoe.

2020 Board of Directors

Thank you to our Board of Directors!

Chair – Ana Alexander, Glencoe Regional Health
Vice Chair – Jason Zehnder, Unhinged! Pizza
Treasurer – Connie Kurtzweg, McLeod County
Lynn Neumann, City of Glencoe (Filled Shareif Eisa vacancy)
Jon VanDamme, Glencoe Wine & Spirits
Kraig Terlinden, Individual Member
Hannah Tjoflat, McLeod County
Jon Dahlke, Security Bank & Trust
Joy Freitag, Silver Lake Elementary

During this past year, Joy Freitag served most of her term and Shareif Eisa resigned. Filling the remainder of Shareif’s two and a half years is Lynn Neumann, City of Glencoe. Jason Zehnder stepped down as the Vice Chair but will remain on the board for one more year. Jon VanDamme was nominated to be the 2021 Chair. Thank you, Kraig Terlinden, for serving the past three years.

A special thank you goes to our Chairperson Ana Alexander. Ana volunteered countless hours redesigning our logo and rebranding the Chamber. She also created and implemented various social media campaigns, created ads and did so much more, all in an effort to promote our business community. Thus, she gets a special award called Reaching for the Sky! The board has talked her into being our 2021 Marketing Committee Chair (for life)!

Ana Alexander – 2020 Chairperson

Welcome our 2021 new board members!

They are all a great addition to our Chamber board.

2021 Board of Directors

Chair – Jon VanDamme, Glencoe Wine & Spirits
Vice Chair – Hannah Tjoflat, McLeod County
Treasurer – Connie Kurtzweg, McLeod County
Lynn Neumann, City of Glencoe
Joe O’Sullivan, CorTrust Bank
Gabby Fountain, Glencoe Public Library
Jon Dahlke, Security Bank & Trust
Jenna Pariseau, State Farm Insurance
Jason Zehnder, Unhinged! Pizza

Welcome New Members! Thank you for supporting our efforts to connect and grow.

Brechet Inn Bed and Breakfast
Castle Salon
First Aid MN
Local Lawn Care
Millie Beneke Manor
Purple Roll-Off
Southwest Initiative Foundation
Taqueria Del Buen Pastor
The Cottage Farmhouse

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors!

For years many of these companies have faithfully paid to be a Platinum Sponsor, which offsets are cost for the various events and our overhead.

  • Ameriprise Financial
  • City of Glencoe
  • CorTrust Bank
  • Fashion Interiors
  • Gavin, Janssen & Stabenow, LTD
  • Glencoe Co-op Association
  • Glencoe Regional Health
  • McLeod Publishing
  • Purple Roll-Off
  • SLS Tax, Accounting, Financial Services
  • State Farm – Larry Anderson Agency.