STILLWATER — Over 200 business owners and community members gathered together Feb. 8 at the JX Event Center for the 3rd Annual Community Award Celebration Winter Gala. This year’s theme was the Great Gatsby. Guests enjoyed music by Gary LaRue Rat Pack Entertainment and dinner by Lake Elmo Inn. Mayor Ted Kozlowski served as master of ceremonies.

“The Chamber is a 501c(6) non-profit, and we are funded by membership dues and community events; we are here to serve,” said Executive Director Robin Anthony. “This event is an opportunity for us to celebrate community leaders, business owners and our passionate community members who engage and make a difference here in the St. Croix Valley.”

The winners of the Community Award Celebration are as follows:

• Chamber Ambassador of the Year: Kristina Marshall, Kristina Lynn Photography & Design

• Community Volunteer of the Year: David Ratte

• Non-Profit of the Year: Valley Outreach

• Educator of the Year: Jarl Wilson, 5th Grade Teacher at Lily Lake Elementary

• Small Business of the Year: O'Neill Electric Inc.

• Large Business of the Year: Andersen Corporation

• Hero of the Year: Dan Starry, Washington County Sheriff

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