Each year the Richfield Chamber of Commerce hosts a recognition event called The Richfield Circle of Excellence Awards. Chamber members nominate fellow members for the Small Business Hall of Fame. General Qualifications must be a majority owner and/or operating head of an independently owned, profit-making business enterprise for at least five years. The business must have less than 100 employees, does not exceed more than $5 million dollars in annual sales and must be a Richfield Chamber of Commerce member in good standing.
Staying power – a substantiated history as an established business
Growth in number of employees
Increase in sales and/or unit volume
Innovativeness of product or service
Response to Adversity
Contributions to aid community-oriented projects
The Richfield Chamber of commerce awards committee reviews all nominee applications. These committee members come from a variety of professions and backgrounds. Recipients are selected based upon selection criteria; application review is kept confidential. Recipients are recognized at the Circle of Excellence Awards Ceremony. The call for Small Business of the Year nominations is announced in the weeks prior to the event.
Small Business Hall of Fame Members
1986 Hansen’s Auto Spa
1986 Naegele Outdoor Advertising- Eller Media
1986 Penn Cycle
1986 Richfield Bank & Trust Co.
1986 Wally McCarthy’s Lindahl Olds
1986 HUB Jewelers
1987 Louise Whitbeck Fraser Community Services
1987 Lyndale Hardware
1987 Richfield Plumbing
1988 Elsen Service Garage
1988 Gleason Mortuary
1988 Richfield Floral & Gardens, Inc.
1989 Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel
1989 The Frenchman’s
1989 Twin City Tire Inc.
1989 Short Stop Superette
1990 Richfield Bloomington Credit Union
1991 Erik’s Bike & Fitness Inc.
1991 Fireside Pizza
1992 VFW Post 5555
1992 Norwest Bank
1993 Metro Sales, Inc.
1994 Woodlake Barber Shop
1994 Eddie’z Southdale Car Wash
1996 Broadway Pizza
1996 Bloomington Chrysler Plymouth
1997 Hampton Inn Airport/MOA
1997 Value Village Thrift Store
1998 Butler & O’Brien Law Offices
1998 The Print Shop
1999 Woodlake Veterinary Hospital
1999 Old Country Buffet
2000 Dairy Queen Brazier
2000 One Stop Mail Shoppe
2001 Bon Auto Body & Glass
2001 Lyndale Garden & Hardware
2002 Richfield One Hour Photo
2002 Richfield State Insurance
2003 Rynerson Electric
2004 Bernie’s Montessori
2004 Lindstrom Law Offices
2005 Cornerstone Real Estate Sales & Home Loans
2005 Richfield Bloomington Honda
2006 Crosstown Dental
2007 Edward Jones
2008 Metro Dentalcare
2008 Susee & Lee Ltd.
2009 Lerum Auto
2009 HUB Jewelers
2010 Maser & Amundson, PA
2010 Carrousel Travel
2011 Bremer Bank
2011 Village Shores Market Place
2012 LaFayette, Melssen & Plath, Ltd.
2012 Barrett Lawn Care, Inc.
2013 Linden Hills Florist
2013 Vinocopia Wine & Spirits
2014 Complete Chiropractic &Wellness
2015 Minnesota Life College
2016 Minnesota Workwear
2016 Four Points by Sheraton
2017 Midland Title
2018 The Lissarrague Agency, American Family Insurance