Gustafson Named Volunteer of the Year

Gustafson Named Volunteer of the Year

Hermantown, MN – The Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award recipient.

Bob Gustafson was named as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year. Gustafson, Media Communications Manager for Visit Duluth, is an Ambassador for the Hermantown Area Chamber as well as a member of the Canal Park Business Association.

Gustafson uplifts the chamber in various ways. Gustafson attends ribbon cutting events throughout the year, showing his support to and celebrating area businesses. Gustafson also assisted at the annual Golf Outing stepping in and helping drive members to their designated golf tees, making the event run smoothly for all attendees.

However, most of Gustafson’s volunteerism is unseen, happening behind the scenes. Typically Gustafson is one of the last to leave a monthly luncheon; helping to make sure the room looks the same when chamber members leave as when they arrived. Gustafson was a huge asset to the 2016 UnWINEd event as well. From the early planning stages, to event clean-up he was involved, continually offering to lend a hand. Before any event, a “What do you need the most help with?” email can always be counted on. Gustafson goes above and beyond to help wherever needed.

National Bank of Commerce sponsored the Volunteer of the Year Award. As a part of their sponsorship, National Bank of Commerce will make a $500 donation in the recipient’s name to a local charity of his choice. The Volunteer of the Year Award started in 2007 to recognize an individual for their service to the chamber.




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