Reliance Bank was named Faribault Business of the Year today at the annual Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Business Awards Luncheon.

The Luncheon was held at the Faribault Golf and Country Club.  KDHL visited with Nort Johnson, Chamber President/CEO who was appreciative of sell out for the event.

The other finalists for the award were Legacy House, eXp Realty of Faribault and Vintage Escapes Winery in Kilkenny.

The Excellence in Education award went to the Falcon Education Enrichment Program (FEEP)

Customer Service Awards Winners included:

  • Good Day Coffee
  • Redemption
  • Donahue's Greenhouse
  • Thrivent Financial
  • T-Mobile
  • Paddington's Seed and Feed

Legacy Award Winners

  • Mike and Mary Richie
  • Humphrey Manlift

Chamber Volunteer of the Year

  • Faribo Sno-Go Club

Johnson announced the Blue Collar Music Festival is moving to Teepee Tonka Park in August.

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He emphasized they are not abandoning the downtown.

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I commented the former Tree Frog Music Festival was enjoyed by many including myself and one of the benefits in that area was the acoustics.

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Tree Frog started in 1996 on the Shattuck Campus and ended in 2012 when sponsorships dried up due to a recession.

The event was held in Teepee Tonka Park from year two until it ended.

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