Grinnell Chamber Announces Awards at Annual Celebration

Anna Kayte’s Boutique by Awards Unlimited named Business of the Year

 GRINNELL, Iowa– Anna Kayte’s Boutique by Awards Unlimited was recognized as the 2015 Grinnell Business of the Year at the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebration last night, which took place at the Spaulding Center for Transportation.

The Chamber recognized businesses, organizations and individuals with awards in twelve categories:

Business of the Year: Anna Kayte’s Boutique by Awards Unlimited

Stephanie and Andrew Hoopes
Stephanie and Andrew Hoopes

Retail Business of the Year: Bill’s Jewelry

Bill Hammen of  Bill's Jewelry Shop
Bill Hammen of Bill’s Jewelry Shop

Restaurant of the Year: Pagliai’s Pizza

Service Business of the Year: Grinnell Firestone

Economic Impact Award: JELD-WEN Windows & Doors

Community Betterment Award: Grinnell Regional Medical Center

Grinnell Regional Medical Center received the 2015 Community Betterment Award
Grinnell Regional Medical Center received the 2015 Community Betterment Award

Outstanding Tourism Experience: Grinnell Fire Department for hosting the Iowa Firefighters Association Convention

Dan Sicard and Scott Sieck representing Grinnell Fire Department, the 2015 Outstanding Tourism Experience Award for their work on the Iowa Firefighters Assoc. Convention
Dan Sicard and Scott Sieck representing Grinnell Fire Department, the 2015 Outstanding Tourism Experience Award for their work on the Iowa Firefighters Assoc. Convention

Public Servant of the Year: Dennis Reilly, Grinnell Police Chief

Police Chief Dennis Reilly, 2015 Public Servant of the year
Police Chief Dennis Reilly, 2015 Public Servant of the year

Volunteer of the Year: Second Mile Volunteers

Second Mile Volunteers, the 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award
Second Mile Volunteers, the 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award

Entrepreneur of the Year: Tim Baker, T.L. Baker & Co.

2015 Entrepreneur of the Year: Tim Baker, T. L. Baker & Co., LLP
2015 Entrepreneur of the Year: Tim Baker, T. L. Baker & Co., LLP

One To Watch Awards:

  1. Chad Nath, Grinnell Regional Medical Center
  2. Melissa Berman, The Purple Cucumber
  3. David Counts, Gamers,
  4. Davis Hamilton
  5. Bates Flowers By Dzyne
One To Watch Award Winners (left to right: Davis Hamilton, Chad Nath-GRMC, Melissa Berman-The The Purple Cucumber, Cynthia Sherman and Jim White-Bates Flowers By Dzyne, and David CountsGamers - Grinnell)
One To Watch Award Winners (left to right: Davis Hamilton, Chad Nath-GRMC, Melissa Berman-The The Purple Cucumber, Cynthia Sherman and Jim White-Bates Flowers By Dzyne, and David CountsGamers – Grinnell)

20 Under 40 Awards:

  1. Jessica Bailey, Bailey’s Funny Farm
  2. Alex Bird, Genesis Development
  3. Taylor Brandt, Wes Finch Auto Plaza
  4. Nichole Bushong, Memories Maid
  5. Stephanie Connor, Flowers By Dzyne
  6. Megan Cooper, Visions Hair & Body Spa
  7. Jessica Davidson, Genesis Development
  8. Brandon Davis, Davis Psychological Services
  9. Anna Eklund, Peppertree at the Depot Crossing
  10. Lauren Graham, MD, MPH, Grinnell Regional Medical Center
  11. Michael Hunter, Grinnell-Newburg School District
  12. Cody Jensen, Jensen Heating & Air Conditioning
  13. Jason Kurtz, Forge Computer Services
  14. Jerica Latcham, Grinnell State Bank
  15. Laura Manatt, Poweshiek Iowa Development
  16. Ginette McFarland, Dari Barn
  17. Alex Olson, Grinnell Golf & Country Club
  18. Jon Scheil, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company
  19. Ashley Versendaal, Total Choice Printing & Shipping
  20. Jennifer Weinman, Jennifer Weinman Photography
    20 Under 40 Award Winners (Left to Right: Nichole Bushong, Anna Ecklund, Alex Bird, Cody Jensen, Jerica Latcham, Laura Manatt, Ashley Versendaal)
    20 Under 40 Award Winners (Left to Right: Nichole Bushong, Anna Ecklund, Alex Bird, Cody Jensen, Jerica Latcham, Laura Manatt, Ashley Versendaal)

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