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Diversity Award


The Diversity Recognition acknowledges the exceptional efforts of area businesses whose visible efforts foster greater appreciation, advancement and celebration of diversity and inclusiveness in the Central Minnesota business community.

Courtyard by Marriott - St. Cloud receives the St Cloud Area Chamber Diversity Award


  • Promotes diversity.
  • Demonstrates measureable achievements in moving their own business toward being a diverse and inclusive operation.
  • Demonstrates emerging or sustained commitment to the values of diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism by documented efforts within their company and/or the community.
  • Displays evidence of substantial efforts to promote a community business environment that is free from bias and discrimination.
  • Substantiates contributions by the individual or business toward advancing diversity and inclusion
  • Member of the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce in good standing.
The 2019 Diversity Conference will be on April 23, 2019.

Nominations are accepted throughout the year. All St. Cloud Area Chamber members and their employees are eligible to participate. Individuals may self nominate or be nominated by any community member. Nominations should describe the nominee's commitment to the advancement of diversity, inclusion, or multiculturalism as demonstrated by efforts and accomplishments. Individuals or businesses may be nominated.  Nomination forms can be mailed to: Diversity Award, St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 487, St. Cloud, MN 56302-0487 or emailed to klibert@StCloudAreaChamber.com.  Forms must include the nominators signature and phone number; anonymous nominations will not be accepted.  This award is given out in April as part of the Diversity Conference.