WASHBURN COUNTY -- Business and community leaders from around Washburn County will be gathering in May to recognize successes and community contributions of local businesses.  

According to Joel Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Washburn County Economic Development Corporation, “This annual event we started just a few years ago has grown faster than we could have imagined.  It speaks to the great things happening in our communities, the growth we are experiencing, and the growth we expect in the future.”  

Nominations for award recipients are being accepted through March 8th, by going to www.washburncountyedc.org for the following awards:

  1. Business of the Year
  2. New Business of the Year
  3. Most Community Involved Business of the Year
  4. Most Customer Friendly Business of the Year
  5. Non-Profit/Governmental Organization of the Year
  6. Most Innovative Business of the Year
  7. Tourism Business of the Year

In addition to the awards, there will also be a silent auction to raise money for expanding economic development efforts in Washburn County.  Donations are requested and being taken at the WCEDC office.

Following the nominations, there will be a public voting period leading up to the banquet, and we look forward to hearing what the members of our communities have to say!  

The banquet will be held on the evening of May 15th, 2019 at the Civic Center in Spooner.  Registration for the event is required and can be found at www.washburncountyedc.org as well. 


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