Indie Business Awards

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
  • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Day Block Brewing Event Center
1103 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415


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2017 Twin Cities Indie Business Awards


Join us for the 2nd Annual Indie Business Awards to celebrate local, independent businesses, nonprofits, and Buy Local enthusiasts in the Twin Cities. The party will continue with a celebration of the release of our 2018 Buy Local Twin Cities guide.

Volunteers, Member promotional items for Swag Bags and Sponsors Welcome.

While this is a complimentary event, reservations are requested.
Appetizers and Cash Bar. Live Auction.

6:00   Social Hour

7:00   Welcome & Awards

-The Gary Mazzone Award





8:15   2018 Buy Local Guide launch

8:30   Social Time

9:00   Closing

  • We will break during the program for live auction items

Copies of the 2018 Buy Local Guide will be available for pickup during the event.


Categories and finalists:

Founders: A business with a consistent and long-term impact on the local community.

  • BankCherokee
  • Bartmann Group
  • Milton Investment Company

Emerging: A business in its beginning stages and is stepping to the forefront of the independent business community

  • Healing Elements
  • The Herbivorous Butcher
  • St. Paul Media

Impact: A business committed to positively influencing the community through local sourcing and sustainable business practices.

  • Golden Fig Fine Foods
  • Peace Coffee
  • Wet Paint

The Gary Mazzone Award: An individual who advocates for local business in ways that inspires others.

  •  K.B. Brown
  • Katie Dupay
  • Harvey Zuckman

Nonprofit: A nonprofit that exemplifies giving back to the local community and upholding the values of our mission.

  • Rêve Academy
  • Saint Paul Almanac
  • Tech Dump


Congratulations to all who who nominated and all who were chosen as a finalist!

Join the event, be the first on your block to pick up the 2018 guides and celebrate local, indie businesses which establish the Twin Cities as a unique and vibrate region.

Thank you to our Indie Event Sponsors!


Reservations Requested

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