Three area businesses — one in Crosslake, one in Merrifield and one in Brainerd — are finalists for the Brainerd Lakes Chamber’s second Business Excellence Award.
The award is designed to recognize an area business for its entrepreneurial spirit and business achievements.
Finalists are Clow Stamping in Merrifield, Crosswoods Golf in Crosslake and RedHouse Media in Brainerd.
Judging criteria include the growth, innovation, ethics and community impact of the nominated business. The winner will be named Oct. 7 at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber’s annual dinner at Breezy Point Resort.