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ABBY Awards Program

The first ABBY Awards were presented in 1995. The awards are designed to salute and enhance the image of the Aberdeen business community by recognizing outstanding business performance, excellent business practices, and local customer satisfaction within the community.

2021 ABBY Awards Winners

Agribusiness: SDSU Extension – Aberdeen Regional Center

Bridge Builder: 3M Company

Community Involvement – Business: Dakotaland Federal Credit Union

Community Involvement – Non-Profit: Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Customer Service – Retail: Brides ‘N Belles

Customer Service – Service: Jobber’s Moving & Storage Company

Health & Wellness: Northeastern Mental Health Center

Manufacturing: Demkota Ranch Beef

People’s Choice: Sanford Aberdeen

Professional Services: Love to Travel





Each year, the Chamber seeks nominations from the community for the ABBY Awards program in the following categories:

  • Agribusiness Award
  • Bridge Builder Award
  • Community Involvement – Business Award
  • Community Involvement – Non-Profit Award
  • Customer Service – Retail Award
  • Customer Service – Service Award
  • Health & Wellness Award
  • Manufacturing Award
  • People’s Choice
  • Professional Services Award

Anyone may nominate a business or organization starting in June by calling the Chamber at 605-225-2860 or emailing info@aberdeen-chamber.com. All ABBY award winners are selected by a panel of judges from throughout the United States, who work in Chamber or Economic Development fields. The only award chosen locally is the People’s Choice. Awards are then presented at the Annual ABBY Awards Gala hosted by the Chamber Diplomats each September. The next ABBY Awards Gala will be on Thursday, September 15, 2022, and it’s an event you won’t want to miss!

Anyone may nominate a business or organization starting in June by calling the Chamber at 605-225-2860 or emailing info@aberdeen-chamber.com. All ABBY award winners are selected by a panel of judges from throughout the United States, who work in Chamber or Economic Development fields. The only award chosen locally is the People’s Choice. Awards are then presented at the Annual ABBY Awards Gala hosted by the Chamber Diplomats each September. The next ABBY Awards Gala will be on Thursday, September 15, 2022, and it’s an event you won’t want to miss!



2022 Awards

Each year, the Chamber seeks nominations from the community for the ABBY Awards program in the following categories.

To be considered for an ABBY Award, you must complete an application in the category you wish to apply in and email it, along with your business logo and any supporting documentation to gail@aberdeen-chamber.com.


The Agribusiness Award is presented to a business that has demonstrated exceptional performance in the development and advancement of the agriculture industry in South Dakota through farming, ranching, services, resources and related programs.

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The Bridge Builder Award is presented to a business or organization that has demonstrated exceptional performance in collaborating with community educational institutions and agencies to expand their workforce to include under-served segments such as students, individuals with special needs, veterans and minority groups.

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The Community Involvement – Business Award is presented to a business that has demonstrated exceptional performance in its support of the community through its involvement and support of programs, events or voluntary groups that serve to enhance the community.

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The Community Involvement – Non Profit Award is presented to a non-profit organization that has demonstrated exceptional performance in its mission to serve the community through programs and resources such as arts & culture, sports, education, volunteerism, financial assistance, etc.

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The Customer Service – Retail Award is presented to a business that has demonstrated exceptional performance and service in the retail sector.

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The Customer Service – Service Award is presented to a business that has demonstrated exceptional performance and service in the service sector.

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The Health & Wellness Award is presented to a business or organization that has demonstrated exceptional performance in providing and promoting health and wellness and related programs and services within their company and/or community.

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The Manufacturing Award is presented to a business who has demonstrated exceptional performance and innovation producing and distributing manufactured goods.

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The Professional Services Award is presented to a business or organization that has demonstrated exceptional performance providing support services to businesses in our community.

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The People’s Choice Award is presented to a business or organization that demonstrates exceptional performance in its support of the community and increases community pride through their efforts. All applicants who apply for an ABBY award in any category are eligible for this award.


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