Chamber Annual Awards 2017
Member of the Year
The Chamber Member of the Year is given to an active member who has made a distinct investment in enhancing their Glendive Business. Nominees include: American Ford who continues to invest in Glendive School Activities with their Drive One for Your School, Crav’ns is one of Glendive’s newest coffee shops and cool hangouts housed inside Healthy Essentials. The Nicholson’s also own the Shoe Shack and continue to make improvements and investment in Downtown. And finally, Dr. Kevin & Angie McPherson as new owners of the Dion Building have taken a corner of Merrill Ave and are making great strides with their improvements, the wave of the US, MT & Glendive flags are only a hint of the investment they have begun to make in our Community.
The 2017 Chamber Member of the Year Award: McPherson Dental, Dr. Kevin & Angie McPherson
The Cornerstone Award
The Cornerstone Award is given to a long-standing area business who invests both in the growth and development their business and in the Glendive Community. Nominees include: Cross has been around for 59 years in the Glendive community. It is a family owned business passed down from father to son. We are big supporters of the local Ag community. We have hosted 5 paint and pour events helping raise money for Kieran’s Fund, ABATE toy run, Dreams House, Special Olympics, and Search and Rescue. Additional fundraisers have raised money for the Glendive Backpack Program, Glendive Food Bank, Richey Public Library, and 2nd Hand Paws.
Holden Electric actively supports 4-H, youth activities and gives time and service through their business in times of desperate cold temperatures. Midrivers Communications continually gives to our community through signage at the Fairgrounds the Chamber Marquee, the Oakland sports complex and numerous annual scholarships & so much more. Reynolds Market has a steady and consistent presence of community giving supporting multiple events with donations and support numerous churches and charitable organizations through their local “Give Back Program”. Do you know the shopping give back number of your church or favorite nonprofit?
The 2017 Cornerstone Award: Reynolds Market.
The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award highlights a member who has provided a new experience or technology to their customer. The following businesses have provided innovation and inspiration to the landscape of Glendive. Nominees Include: The Bloom – Owners Lisa & Scott Swanson along with partner Aaron Neiman have created an atmosphere at the Bloom where more than coffee brews as friends gather here daily. The Kirke (Kirka – Which means Church) Kollective in the old Scandinavian church provides a unique shopping experience and peaceful respite in Glendive’s Southside neighborhood. Lastly, Skillz Indoor Entertainment provides a great “spin” on virtual fun. Providing family food and fun with glow in the dark miniature golf, virtual golf and 40+ other realities available to explore. Technology meets excitement here for sure.
The 2017 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award: The Bloom Coffee House and Eatery
The Non-Profit of the Year Nominees
The Nonprofit of the Year Award highlights the great charitable mission and work of an area non-profit. Nominees Include: The Lower Yellowstone Abate Club for their continuous commitment to make sure local kids have a wonderful Christmas with their annual Toy Drive. Dawson County Domestic Violence works tirelessly behind the scenes to provide safety and services from some our most vulnerable neighbors. The Dawson County Food Bank day in day out, week after week provides much need food and compassion for those who need it. Zion Lutheran Church provides much needed support with their Loaves-n-Fishes group who helps those who may need momentary financial and emotional support and the Furniture room provides a touch of home when someone one needs it.
2017 NON- Profit of the Year Award: The Lower Yellowstone Abate Club
The Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to someone who has committed a great deal of personal and professional years to their business and our community. Pamela Harr has made a commitment to share her artistic talents and make Glendive her legacy City. As a community we are blessed to be recipients of her work starting with the soldier at the Eastern Montana Veteran’s Home with a life-size Taps – An American Soldier, Born to Hunt -Ty Milne memorial piece in the Welcome to Glendive Triangle, Waiting for the Bus in front of the Dawson County Public Schools on Merrill, and Pam’s latest gift to the citizens of Glendive Downtown in Gazebo Park, The Price – Narcissa Whitman. Pam, we thank you for the love and commitment you’ve given to Glendive and for your generous spirit that has called you to share your talents with so many.
The 2017 Lifetime Achievement award: Pamela Harr of Bridger Bronze
The Jim & Mary Carter Good Neighbor Award
The Jim & Mary Carter Good Neighbor Award
The Jim & Mary Carter Good Neighbor Award is given to recognize the individual contributions of someone in our community who gives back without need of recognition or reward. This year we are proud to acknowledge two individuals for what they give to our Community
First, Mike Newton in the past year has stood through freezing weather to help bring Pamela Harr’s bronze work to life up Merrill Ave and for hours with his arms in soapy water to make sure all were fed at the community Christmas Dinner. Mike has made countless contributions like this throughout the years and it is my honor to present him with
Second, Les Metzger donates countless hours in our community. When something needs repaired, a problem solved or a volunteer is required, Les quietly steps up and gives of his time and talents. The repairs and new look of the EPEC front windows are only one small example his contributions. You saw his hand print throughout the 40th Annual GATE.