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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.

2021 nominations now open

This year the Chamber is again recognizing an outstanding business or business representative who is working to advance and celebrate diversity and inclusiveness in their business and the Chamber of Commerce. Criteria and a nomination form are linked below. Nominations are due by March 31 and can be turned in to the Chamber office; faxed to 320-251-2940; or emailed to Shelly.

Nominations DUE March 31, 2021.


  • 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.

Congratulations to our 2020 Diversity Award recipient, Tammy Biery and Career Solutions!
Read the full news release here.


The 2020 Diversity Award was awarded May 28, 2020.

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 simdieke@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.