Grinnell Chamber

Annual Celebration


Celebrate Grinnell Businesses

The Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the largest gathering of our business community each year. This social event and awards ceremony is an evening to network and to celebrate the accomplishments of many Grinnell businesses.


Join us March 6, 2024 for a lively evening of food, socializing and recognition! 

The 2024 Annual Celebration will kick off on Wednesday, March 6 at Grinnell College Golf Course (933 13th Ave) with a cocktail/networking 5:15 - 6:15 PM, followed by a seated dinner beginning at 6:30 PM featuring guest speaker Christina Moffatt. Awards presentation with complementary dessert will begin at 7:30 PM.


Guest Speaker: Christina Moffatt

Christina is a certified business advisor, entrepreneur and growth strategist. She is passionate about helping small businesses thrive and is able to dive into her previous business ownership to share personal experiences. From turning difficult moments into transformational experiences, balancing personal and professional opportunities, and using change for good - Christina's session 'The Sweet Life' will give each of our attendees things to consider in their own situations.



  • Frisee Carrot Salad 
  • Montmorency Chicken Dinner with Vegetable Mélange and Rice Caviar Blend
  • Assorted Desserts 


Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Nomination have now closed. Join us on Wednesday, March 6 to see who our 2024 winners are!

2024 Annual Celebration Award Categories:

  • Business of the Year

    • This business has demonstrated growth in its employment, production, and/or operations and has a substantial history of success. It has a positive social and/or economic impact on the Grinnell area. The recipient must have shown outstanding growth, significant achievements in innovation, and superior community involvement through the commitment of time and resources.

    • 2023 Winner: UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center

  • Restaurant/Retailer of the Year

    • This restaurant, bar or retail business demonstrates exemplary customer service and excellence in its industry. It has a history of success and contributes to the community through the commitment of time and other resources.

    • 2023 Winner: Prairie Canary

  • Service Business of the Year

    • This service business, manufacturer or distributor demonstrates excellence in its industry by creating innovative programs and initiatives, which allow it to excel in customer service and support. It has a history of success and contributes to the community through the commitment of time and other resources.

    • 2023 Winner: Mahaska Communications Group

  • GRINNtogether Awards

    • The GRINNtogether awards aim to recognize businesses, organizations and individuals who have - and are doing - exemplary work to make Grinnell a great place to live, learn, work and play. Award winners strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, create positive collaborations and partnership, and serve as a role model for others in the community. These businesses, organizations and individuals are no doubt 'ones to watch' over the course of the next year!

    • 2023 Winners: 100+ People Who Care, Sharp Barbering, Read 2 Lead, Liz Hansen


Special thanks to this year's partners!


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