Celebrate Your Successes!
The Annual Chamber Awards recognizes and celebrates the work, leadership and progress of all its members with awards nominated and chosen by member business leaders.
Download a Annual Chamber Awards Nomination Form.
Download the list of new members within the past 18 months for the New Chamber Member of the Year Award.
And the Winners Are …
The Chamber rolled out the red carpet for its premier black-tie event, the Annual Chamber Awards, on November 2 at CAM-PLEX Energy Hall. This year, the Chamber honored seven businesses and professionals at the event. The award recipients are:
Kelly Swenson Business Person of the Year: Sam Saunders, First National Bank
Spirit of Gillette Award: Erik Bergquist
Chamber Award of Excellence for Large Business: Cloud Peak Energy Incorporated
Chamber Award of Excellence for Small Business: Basin Radio Network
Entrepreneur of the Year: Pizza Carrello
Friend of the Chamber Award: First National Bank
New Chamber Member of the Year Award: FourFront Design, Incorporated
Annual Chamber Awards photos by Photo Imaging Center.
The Chamber sincerely appreciates all of the assistance and support received for this year's Annual Chamber Awards. The Chamber board and staff would like to thank the following business professionals and organizations for all of their contributions.
Annual Chamber Awards Sponsors
Red Carpet Happy Hour Sponsor: S&S Builders and Global Heat Transfer
Kelly Swenson Business Person of the Year Award: Kadrmas Lee & Jackson
Spirit of Gillette Award: Van Ewing Construction, Inc.
Chamber Award of Excellence for Large Business: First National Bank
Chamber Award of Excellence for Small Business: Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway
Friend of the Chamber Award: Chamber President’s Circle Investors – BNSF, Cloud Peak Energy, Peabody Energy Corp. and Basin Electric Power Cooperative with Powder River Energy Corp.
Entrepreneur of the Year Award: ANB Bank
New Chamber Member of the Year Award: Arbuckle Lodge and 4 Seasons Events
Bank of Gillette
Black Hills Power
Casey Peterson & Associates
CTA Architects Engineers
Devon Energy Production Company
Farmers Cooperative Association
First Interstate Bank
Gillette Optometric Clinic
Major Metal Service
Security State Bank
Shell Food Mart/Boondoggle's
President's Circle Investors: BNSF, Cloud Peak Energy, Inc., Peabody Energy Corp., and Basin Electric Power Cooperative with Powder River Energy Corp.