Watertown Chamber of Commerce holds awards banquet  (Audio)

September 28, 2022

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The Watertown Chamber of Commerce held their annual Celebration and Dessert Auction Tuesday night, marking the end of the organization’s fiscal year.

Following live and silent auctions of tasty dessert items, awards were handed out to businesses and individuals recognized for their accomplishments this past year. The winners are:

Businessman of the Year: Brian Brandriet

Businesswoman of the Year: Carole Anderson

Family Business of the Year: The Realty Team

Rookie Business of the Year: Labbie’s

Manufacturing Business of the Year: Team Lodge

Chairman’s Award: Nate Graf

Spirit of Watertown Award: Kristen Henderson

Ag Business of the Year: K & H Rodeo

Ambassador of the Year: Juli Richter

Chamber Business of the Year: None awarded this year

Chamber President and CEO Tim Sheehan talked with KWAT News following the event…

Sheehan says they hold fundraisers like this one, because the chamber cannot operate solely on membership dues…

Sheehan says because no Chamber Business of the Year was named last night, two such awards will be handed out next year.