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St. Croix EDC seeks nominations for Business of the Year

2009 Business of the Year winners (l to r) Brent Niccum, NCCM Company (Emerging Business of the Year); Chetan Patel, SMC Ltd. (Business of the Year); Larry Knegendorf, Baldwin Telecom, Inc. (Small Business of the Year); and Director's Award winner Ken Heiser, Associated Bank. Submitted photo.

St. Croix EDC is accepting nominations for its 2010 Business of the Year awards program.

Categories include Emerging Business of the Year (a start-up business that has operated in St. Croix County for five or fewer years); Small Business of the Year (29 or fewer employees); and Business of the Year (30 or more employees).

Nomination guidelines and a nomination form can be obtained from the EDC at (715) 381-4383 or on line at

Individuals may nominate a company in any of the categories or a business may place their company's name in nomination. Completed nominations must be returned to St. Croix EDC by the close of business on Friday, Dec. 10.

The winners will be announced in January and the companies will be honored at a banquet in mid-February.

2009 Business of the Year award winners were NCCM Company (emerging), Baldwin Telecom, Inc. (small), and SMC Ltd. (business of the year).

NCCM Company, LLC is a private company categorized under Rolling Mill Machinery Manufacturers and located in River Falls. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of 850,000 and employs a staff of approximately 12.)

For more information, contact Jacki Bradham, St. Croix EDC (715) 381-4383.