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Paul Ostergaard Recognized With Lifetime Achievement Award

2022-2023 Minnesota's Retail Champion Awards

St. Paul (October 4, 2022) – The Minnesota Retailers Association is pleased to recognize Paul Ostergaard with its Lifetime Achievement award as part of the 2022-2023 Minnesota’s Retail Champions program.

Screenshot 2022 10 03 at 13 30 47 DRAFT NOT FOR PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION Minnesotas Retail Champions 2022“In addition to his years of service on the Minnesota Retailers Association Board of Directors, including serving as Board Chair, Paul has employed and mentored thousands of employees over the years,” said Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association president. “Paul has been a leading advocate for retailers and his impact on the lives he has touched cannot be measured. As Paul enters retirement following being an owner-operator of McDonald’s franchises it’s an honor to recognize him as a true Minnesota retail leader and for his lifetime of commitment to the industry.”

Paul Ostergaard is the sole recipient of the Minnesota’s Retail Champions Lifetime Achievement award. Ten other organizations will be recognized in other categories such as Retail Manager of the Year, Social Responsibility, Retail Innovation, Best Place To Work, Advocate of the Year, Building Community Through Retail, Partner of the Year, Customer Experience, Special Achievement and Retailer of the Year.

Paul Ostergaard will accept the award during the Retail Rally event on Thursday, October 6, 2022, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in Golden Valley. The event features practical, game-changing, cutting-edge retail innovation strategies and ideas. Retail Rally event information can be found at

Click here to see all the 2022-2023 Minnesota's Retail Champions award winners.

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 add value to its members.

Contact: Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (651) 227-6631


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