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St. Croix EDC seeks nominations for Business of the Year

2012 Business of the Year winners (l to r): Larry Knegendorf, Directors Award; Greg and Molly Harris of Hudson Brewing Company, Emerging Business of the Year; Jesse Skramstad of NDT Solutions, Small Business of the Year; and Pres Lawhon of Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc., Business of the Year. Submitted photo.

St. Croix EDC is now accepting nominations for its 2013 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).

A nomination form and guidelines can be obtained from the EDC at (715) 381-4383 or online 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. 13, 2013.

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 February 20, 2014 (location to be determined).

The 2012 winners were Hudson Brewing Company as the Emerging Business of the Year; NDT Solutions as the Small Business of the Year; and Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc. as the Business of the Year.

For more information, contact Nita Dusek, St. Croix EDC at (715) 381-4383 or