Every year since 1974, the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce has recognized outstanding industries and businesses in New Ulm. Chamber President Sarah Warmka said the chamber board votes on the businesses being honored based on three criteria: economic impact, years in operation and community involvement.
KNUJ and Windings are both past recipients of the award. Windings first received the business of the year in 1993 and KNUJ received it in 1994.
KNUJ interim general manager Jim Bartels gave the acceptance speech via video recording. Bartels gave a brief history of the station beginning with its founding in May 1949 and moving through multiple locations before settling at its current building next to the Glockenspiel.
Bartels said the Glockenspiel was a heritage site and KNUJ was a heritage…