ANNUAL AUCTION & AWARDS

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Save the Date for our 2022 Grant Event – Wednesday, November 9th – Details coming soon.

Easily our largest event of the year this year will be our Annual Auction and Award’s 118th consecutive year. This annual event is where we recognize the outstanding contributions of the many businessmen and businesswomen in our community, announce our direction for the coming year, and showcase recent accomplishments.

2021 Award Winners –

Flathead Community Legacy Award (Formerly known as the Great Chief Award) – Tom Esch
Business of the Year Award (for both small/medium and large businesses) – Waters Edge Winery
Business Person of the Year Award – Jerry Meerkatz
Non-Profit of the Year Award – Samaritan House
Rising Star Award – Lizzy Sheerhan
Community Spirit Award – Noreen Foley

Past Great Chief Award recipients:

2021 – Tom Esch
2020 – Ray & Ladeine Thompson
2019 – Carol Bibler & Jim Watson
2018 – Mick Blodnick
2017 – Jim Oliverson
2016 – BJ Lupton
2015 – Pete Larson
2014 – Duane and Beverly Larson
2013 – Van Kirke Nelson
2012 – Robin Street
2011 – Jeannie Luckey
2010 – Sherry Stevens
2009 – Ken Siderius
2008 – Jack King
2007 – BJ Carlson
2006 – Frank Garner
2006 – Jim Dupont
2005 – Ivan O’Niel
2004 – Chuck and Kathy Mercord
2003 – Gib Bissell
2002 – Mike Dailey
2001 – Dan Korn, Jr.
2000 – Dan Johns
1998 – Mary Gibson
1997 – Mel Ruder
1996 – Jim Moore
1995 – Robert and Jane Lopp
1994 – Cal and Nancy Robinson
1993 – Bill and Rosalie Heinecke
1992 – Doug Hatton
1991 – Everit and Nikki Sliter
1990 – Florence Borgen
1989 – Gordon Pirrie
1987 – Faye Eklund
1986 – David (Moose) Miller
1985 – Doug and Judy Wise
1984 – JoAnn Speelman
1983 – Clyde Smith
1982 – Jim Hadwin
1981 – Mary Riedel
1980 – George Ostrom
1979 – Darrell Fenner
1978 – Harry Farrington
1977 – Lary O’Niel
1976 – Henry Robinson
1975 – Neil Eliason
1974 – Dr. Chet Ross
1973 – Owen Sowerwine
1972 – Sam Bibler

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