And the Winner is…

The Weekly Report – August 7, 2023
Business development consultant Dawn Loberg is recognized with the distinguished “Esteemed Colleague Award.”

Every year Enterprise Minnesota employees nominate one coworker for the Esteemed Colleague Award. The recipient is the individual they believe best embodies our cultural values and advances our mission to help Minnesota manufacturers grow profitably.

The award – already prestigious because it is based on a peer-to-peer nominating process – takes on even greater meaning because it is awarded at our annual rewards and recognition celebration, a high-energy event our team looks forward to every year.

This year, winner Dawn Loberg’s colleagues wrote pages and pages of detail in their nominations about her value to our organization. They applauded her dedication to clients, her commitment to teamwork, her drive to help everyone around her succeed, and her devotion to advancing our organization and Minnesota manufacturing. Combined with outstanding sales performance – she completely crushed her sales goals – those characteristics make her a clear winner.

A comment from one of Dawn’s colleague/nominators was particularly telling:

She is knowledgeable in each consultant’s specialties and understands how to collaborate and leverage individuals’ expertise to win business, gain client trust, and ensure client success in project after project. Dawn clearly enjoys her work and likes to have fun while getting things accomplished.

Dawn works hard to understand her colleagues’ strengths so she can leverage them to help clients succeed.

A business development consultant who lives in Sartell, Dawn serves manufacturers across central Minnesota, including St. Cloud, Elk River, and Little Falls. With an extensive background in strategic business development and sales management, she is perfectly positioned to help manufacturers identify challenges and opportunities and match them with the strategies they need to succeed.

Prior to joining Enterprise Minnesota, Dawn served as a regional account executive for Aramark Uniform Services, as a sales representative and national sales trainer for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and as a sales and service director for US West, helping mid and large companies grow.

In addition to rewarding employees like Dawn for their hard work and commitment, our annual recognition event inspires all employees as they share in the award winner’s successes. It’s also a great opportunity to reiterate Enterprise Minnesota’s core values.

Our other awards, “Above & Beyond” went to Michele Neale, Sue Loomis, Abbey Hellickson, Ally Johnston, Keith Gadacz, and “Newcomer of the year” went to Eric Blaha. All personify the strength of Enterprise Minnesota’s culture and the quality of our work to help manufacturing enterprises grow profitably.

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