Bridal Aisle Boutique Recognized with Family Business of the Year Award
2023-2024 Minnesota's Retail Champion Awards
St. Paul (October 2, 2023) – The Minnesota Retailers Association is pleased to recognize Bridal Aisle Boutique in Osseo with its Family Business of the Year award as part of the 2023-2024 Minnesota’s Retail Champions program.
Bruce Nustad, president of the Minnesota Retailers Association, congratulated Bridal Aisle Boutique, saying, "Bridal Aisle Boutique's story is a testament to the power of family-owned businesses in our communities. Their dedication to offering brides a seamless and memorable experience has earned them the admiration of their peers and the gratitude of countless brides-to-be."
Annette Hall, founder and CEO of Bridal Aisle Boutique, shared her thoughts on running a family business: "My favorite thing about having a family business is sharing it both with the community and within my own family. My children have seen us grow this business from the ground up, and I love being able to share this journey with them."
“We love supporting and recognizing family-owned businesses, such as Bridal Aisle Boutique, at the MetroNorth Chamber,” said MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce President Lori Higgins. “Oftentimes these employers are not thought of as moms or dads, who are just trying to provide jobs, make payroll, put their kids through college, and support their local community, all at the same time. Putting faces and stories to these important small business owners is one of my favorite things to do. Our communities would not be nearly as strong and vibrant as they are without the contributions of family-owned businesses. I am absolutely thrilled to see Annette and her family receive this well-deserved honor from the Minnesota Retailers Association.”
Bridal Aisle Boutique stands out as the largest store of its kind in the Midwest, offering over 2,000 wedding gowns that brides can take home the same day. This off-the-rack boutique has been owned and operated by Annette Hall and her family for the past decade, and their dedication to their customers and their community has earned them well-deserved recognition.
Bridal Aisle Boutique is the sole recipient of the Minnesota’s Retail Champions Family Business of the Year award. Eleven other organizations and individuals will be recognized in other categories such as Retail Entrepreneur of the Year, Retail Mentor of the Year, Retail Community of the Year, Advocate of the Year, Advocate Partner of the Year, Advocacy Leadership, Community Partner of the Year, Retail Collaboration, Customer Experience, Vendor Partner of the Year, and Social Responsibility.
Annette and her family will accept the award during the Retail Rally event on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in Bloomington. The event features practical, game-changing, cutting-edge retail innovations, strategies, and ideas. Retail Rally event information can be found at www.retailrally.com.
About the Minnesota Retailers Association: The Minnesota Retailers Association promotes, preserves, and enhances the retail industry in Minnesota by taking a leadership position in development of public policy and regulatory measures that impact members. MnRA also works to enhance the public image of the retail industry by providing information, services and support that adds value to its members. www.mnretail.org.