Retailer of the Year Award

List of Previous Retailer of the Year Award Recipients

2020 Retailer of the Year Award and 2020 Community Service Award
nomination form coming soon
(deadline November 4, 2019)

Guidelines for nominations (coming soon)

Heidi and Todd Jorgenson Receive 2019
South Dakota Retailer of the Year Award

Heidi and Todd Jorgenson 2019 Retailer of the Year
 Heidi and Todd Jorgenson of One Stop in Madison received the 2019 South Dakota Retailer of the Year Award

The One Stop convenience store in Madison, owned by Todd and Heidi Jorgenson, was named Retailer of the Year this week at the South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) annual banquet in Pierre.

The Jorgensons were chosen for their exceptional customer service, dedication to the local community and enterprising approach to business.

The One Stop is a local landmark in Madison,” said Executive Director Nathan Sanderson. “The Jorgensons operate an outstanding business and demonstrate a clear commitment to their customers and community.”

The Jorgensons started their business 22 years ago in a small, 800-square-foot building and overcame adversity when their store burnt down three years ago. They rebuilt the One Stop at the corner of U.S. Highways 81 and 34, and now employ 30 people.

“We consider our employees family,” said Todd Jorgenson. “Our community has been very good to us and we always want to help where we can.”

They said they were honored to be chosen for the award out of all the great retail businesses in South Dakota and thanked their family and the citizens of Madison for their support.

SDRA has presented the Retailer of the Year Award annually since 1982. It recognizes a business owner or manager who is committed to running an excellent business while making a positive difference in the local community.

Entenman Family Members Receive 2019
Community Service Award

Entenman family 2019 Community Service Award

 Jimmy Entenman, Anna Entenman-Fey, Jim Entenman, Sr. and Joe Entenman received the 2019 Community Service Award Award

J&L Harley-Davidson of Sioux Falls, owned by Jimmy and Joe Entenman, was awarded the first annual Community Service Award this week at the South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) annual banquet in Pierre.

The Entenmans were recognized for their involvement in several community activities, including Hot Harley Nights, bike night, Special Olympics, Make A Wish, and other events that support veterans, children, first responders and families in need.

“We are proud to have the Entenmans as long-time members of the South Dakota Retailers Association,” said Executive Director Nathan Sanderson. “Our businesses love giving back to their communities and J&L exemplifies that spirit.”

J&L Harley-Davidson was started in 1975 by Jim and Lonnie Entenman. Now 44 years later, their sons Jimmy and Joe run the business and have expanded it to 4 locations, including one in North Dakota. They employ 120 full-time and part-time staff.

The SDRA Community Service Award recognizes a business that goes above and beyond to give back to the citizens of its community.

 

Nominating Someone For SDRA Awards

Nominations are submitted by the public, including customers, vendors,  business colleagues and civic organizations.

Nominations may be submitted online, mailed, emailed or faxed to SDRA by November 4, 2019. Nomination forms and guidelines will be available soon.

A hard copy of the nomination form may be obtained by calling SDRA at 800.658.5545 or by emailing info@sdra.org

How the Retailer of the Year is Selected

In November, a committee of retailers from throughout the state selects the Retailer of the Year from nominations submitted.