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.


Thanks to everyone who joined us on this year! 

We had an AMAZING time celebrating our members and all the work that happened in 2023. Thank you to everyone who joined us, we hope you not only enjoyed your evening but made connections with other members that lead to successes in the coming year.


Nomination have now reopened! As you have positive experiences with businesses, organizations or people this year, please click HERE to submit a nomination.


2024 Annual Celebration Award Winners:

  • 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.

    • 2024 Winner: Bayer Crop Science

  • 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.

    • 2024 Winner: Grinnell Craft Brewhouse

  • 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.

    • 2024 Winner: Drake Community Library

  • 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!

    • 2024 Winners: RAGBRAI Committee, Food Recovery Network, Imagine Grinnell's 1000Trees Initiative, Grinnell Area Arts Council, Jennifer Cogley


Special thanks to this year's partners!


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