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Business organization seeks award nominations

The 2010 Business of the Year award winners were (l to r): Steve Weinzierl and Michael Fuchs of Engineered Propulsion Systems, Inc.; Director's Award recipient John D. Soderberg; Greg Mitsch, of GaMra Composites, Inc.; and Todd and Jerry Gilbert of Valley Cartage, Inc.

St. Croix EDC is now accepting nominations for its 2011 Business of the Year awards program.

Categories include Emerging Business of the Year (a start-up business that has operated in St. Croix County for five or fewer years); Small Business of the Year (29 or fewer employees); and Business of the Year (30 or more employees).

Nomination guidelines and a nomination form can be obtained from the EDC at 715-381-4383 or on line at

Individuals may nominate a company in any of the categories or a business may place their company's name in nomination. Completed nominations must be returned to St. Croix EDC by the close of business on Friday, Dec. 16.

The winners will be announced in January and the companies will be honored at the St. Croix EDC's annual Business of the Year Banquet in February.

The 2010 winners were Engineered Propulsion Systems (New Richmond) as the Emerging Business of the Year; GaMra Composites, Inc. (Hudson) as the Small Business of the Year; and Valley Cartage (Hudson) as the Business of the Year.

For more information, contact Jacki Bradham, St. Croix EDC at or 715-381-4383.