Events

The 2015 Community Impact Awards

Thank you to our presenting sponsors
Thank you to our technology sponsor
Thank you to our media sponsor

Thank you to those who attended the 2015 Community Impact Awards!

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2015 Community Impact Awards: Sustainability

2015 Community Impact Awards: Hiring Veterans

2015 Community Impact Awards: Social Enterprise

About the event
The 2015 Community Impact Awards honor Minnesota companies and business people that make giving back to the community a priority. A celebratory event was held in February in Minneapolis by Minnesota Business Magazine to recognize the finalists and winners in each category.

Categories

Best in Class: Small Company

Brenny Transportation
First & First
Hanratty & Associates

Recognizes small companies (up to 50 employees) for overall excellence in positively impacting Minnesota communities

Best in Class: Midsize Company

Clockwork Active Media
Sunrise Banks
Western Bank

Recognizes midsize companies (51 to 250 employees) for overall excellence in positively impacting Minnesota communities

Best in Class: Large Company

Affinity Plus Credit Union
Bell State Bank & Trust 
Pentair

Recognizes large companies (251+ employees) for overall excellence in positively impacting Minnesota communities

Youth Initiative

Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company
Reve Academy 
Securian Financial

Recognizes companies for creating or supporting programs designed to develop abilities in areas such as leadership, social responsibility, skilled trade, education and community involvement

Health Initiative

Aspire Beverage Company
Lakewinds Food Co-op
PrairieCare

Recognizes companies for creating or supporting programs designed to combat disease or improve Minnesota’s overall health and fitness

Sustainability

Ecolab
RBC Wealth Management
Solution Blue

Recognizes Minnesota companies for implementing or supporting programs designed to help the environment, or adopting more eco-friendly practices in the office

Professional Services

Bellmont Partners
Fish & Richardson
Maslon LLP

Recognizes companies for professional services provided to Minnesota nonprofits or other worthy causes on a pro bono basis (examples could include tech, legal, or accounting services)

Creative Campaign

Clockwork Active Media
KNOCK
Risdall

Recognizes a Minnesota based creative agency for campaigns or other marketing services provided to nonprofits or other worthy causes on a pro bono basis

Long-Term Achievement

C.H. Robinson
Enventis
Securian Financial

Recognizes a Minnesota based company for demonstrating a long-term commitment (at least 10 years) to positively impacting the state’s community of nonprofits or other worthy causes

Social Enterprise

Cookie Cart
Juxtaposition Arts
Tech Dump

Recognizes an outstanding social enterprise in Minnesota — companies that exist primarily to address social or environmental issues

Workplace Giving

Bell State Bank & Trust
CSM Corporation
Uponor

Recognizes a Minnesota based company for creating a focused employee-giving program or volunteer campaign

Good Leader

Andy Arlotta, MN Swarm
Chris Hansen, Hanratty & Associates 
Sandy Hansen-Wolff, AgVenture Feed & Seed
Bruce Langer, EPIQ Partners

Recognizes a Minnesota business leader for making a positive impact through service, character, and leadership by fostering an environment of corporate giving

Hiring Veterans

APi Group
Azule Staffing
Hiway Federal Credit Union

Recognizes a Minnesota based company that is making an effort to employ military veterans