Annual Dinner

Usually held in early November, the VHEDC Annual Dinner is the culmination of a year’s worth of collaboration, hard work and connecting with area businesses to help create a brighter future. 

The evening features a full dinner, keynote speaker and elaborate silent auction.  Another key aspect of this memorable evening is the presentation of the coveted Business of the Year Awards.  This annual honor is bestowed on area businesses who have shown a singular degree of excellence in the areas of business success, philanthropy and community spirit.

2014 Annual Dinner

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Social hour: 5:30pm

Dinner: 6:30pm

Jimmy's Conference Center, 3565 Labore Road, Vadnais Heights, MN

This event is open to the public. Individual reservations are $60.00.  Table sponsors are $450 for a party of eight.  Checks should be made payable to VHEDC.

Music will be provided.

This year, the VHEDC is excited to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the Silent Auction will be donated toward a new internship initiative in partnership with Century College. Century students will receive assistance connecting them to relevant internship opportunities in their fields of studies with area businesses.

Speaker - Joe Schmit

A winner of 15 Emmys from the National Television Academy, as well as a prestigious National Headliner Award, Joe has interviewed over ten thousand athletes and covered every major sporting event from the Super Bowl to the World Series. Currently the Sports Director of KSTP-TV, an ABC-affiliate in a top 15 market, Joe is also a regular on 1500ESPN Radio and hosts the Minnesota Twins Post-game Show.

Joe has authored a book entitled, Silent Impact: Stories of Influence through Purpose, Persistence & Passion. Do you know what kind of "Silent Impact" you are having in your professional and personal life?  This keynote will help you amplify your influence! You won't want to miss Joe's relevant message.

Business of the Year Awards

Silent Auction

If you or your business is interested in donating items to the silent auction, please contact Ling Becker at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Click here to print the Silent Auction donation letter.

Make your Annual Dinner reservation here!