Congratulations to J-HAP and Cornerstone Creek, the Golden Valley Rotary Club's 2021 Business of the Year!
On receiving the award, J-HAP and Cornerstone Creek said, "We are thrilled to be honored by the Golden Valley Rotary Club for the 2021 Golden Valley Business of the Year award. J-HAP at Cornerstone Creek, managed by Trellis, values our relationship with the City of Golden Valley over the past five years. We are proud to have increased the number of affordable housing units in the city. We have provided independent living for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in this innovative model, offering 24/7 front desk presence, social, educational and cultural experiences, as well as community workshops. We look forward to continuing a long and successful relationship with the community of Golden Valley."
Paul P. Harris, an attorney, formed the world’s first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, in 1905. The Rotary name derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members' offices.
Today, business remains an integral part of any Rotary Club. The members of Rotary are identified by vocation on their nametags and members participate in vocational service activities, including tours of businesses and regular speakers from the business and charitable organization communities. October is "Economic and Community Development Month" for the Rotary International calendar. The Golden Valley Rotary Club celebrates by naming a local Business of the Year to honor.
In 2006, the Golden Valley Rotary Club began the annual practice of honoring a business organization based in Golden Valley that exemplifies and shows leadership in good works in the community, is perceived to be a good employer in the community, and is perceived to observe high ethical standards, integrity, competence, and professional contributions in its industry. The honorees have been ATS&R Architects, Courage Center, General Mills, Golden Valley Golf and Country Club, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Golden Valley Chester Bird American Legion, Winkley Orthotics and Prosthetics Company, PRISM, My Music Store, Culver’s of Golden Valley, Animal Humane Society, Tennant Company, Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis, and Best Wishes Floral.
Each year, the Past Presidents of our Golden Valley Rotary nominate businesses and discuss their merits. It is our pleasure to name J-HAP and Cornerstone Creek as the 2021 Golden Valley Rotary Business of the Year Award. The presentation was help at J-HAP and Cornerstone Creek on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
J-HAP and Cornerstone Creek are being recognized for their commitment to operating with unquestionable integrity and high standing in the Golden Valley community; for providing a new lease on life for adults with developmental disabilities; for ensuring that individuals with developmental disabilities can become independent, self-confident, and valued members of the community; for fostering choice and autonomy with progressive amenities, helping individuals access the broader community with a menu of programming options designed to enhance their lives. Golden Valley Rotary Club believes that J-HAP and Cornerstone Creek of Golden Valley exemplify Rotary's motto of "Service-Above-Self".
Past recipients include:
2006 - Armstrong, Torseth, Skold and Rydeen (ATS&R Planners / Architects / Engineers)
2007 - Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
2008 - General Mills
2009 - Golden Valley Golf and Country Club
2010 - Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
2012 - Golden Valley Chester Bird American Legion, Post 523
2013 - Winkley Orthotics & Prosthetics
2014 - PRISM Golden Valley, MN
2015 - My Music Store
2016 - Culver's of Golden Valley
2017 - Animal Humane Society
2018 - Tennant Company
2019 - Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis
2020 - Best Wishes Floral