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Chippewa Valley Vanguard Awards


Now accepting nominations for 2019!
Deadline: Wednesday October 31st, 2018 at midnight.

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Recognizing high-level community achievers who are making a significant local impact in one of a broad spectrum of areas including the arts, entrepreneurship, social action, government, education, philanthropy, health, business and more.

More about the Vanguard Awards »

2018 INTRO VIDEO

2018 HONOREES

BJ Hollars

BJ Hollars

Author, UW-Eau Claire Professor, founder and director of the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild

Becca Cooke

Becca Cooke

Owner of Red’s Mercantile, active member of community boards and business-centric workshops and programs

Crystal Halvorson

Crystal Halvorson

Menomonie Market Food Co-op, and Menomonie farmers market pavilion

Jason Jon Anderson

Jason Jon Anderson

Interim director of the Pablo Center at the Confluence, Eaux Claires Festival, River Lights Bridge Project

From nearly 85 nominations, last year’s four honorees were selected by a panel of established community leaders, and announced in front of a crowd of more than 750 attendees during the sold-out inaugural Best Night event, held Feb. 9, 2018 at the Lismore Hotel.

Those honored here are just a few of the many individuals blazing a trail in the Valley as it grows into a vibrant, innovative, and healthy place to live. Learn how you can nominate candidates for this year’s Chippewa Valley Vanguard Awards.