The Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce named Schutz Family Foods as the 2018 Manufacturing & Technology Award recipient.

The Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce named Schutz Family Foods as the 2018 Manufacturing & Technology Award recipient. The award recognizes an outstanding business that contributes to the Sleepy Eye economy and is committed to making Sleepy Eye a better place to live and work. This year Schutz Family Foods is recognized for improved and increased use of technology.

Chamber board members and Ambassadors gathered at Schutz Family Foods to present the award to owner Shannon Schutz on Oct. 30. Chamber Executive Director, Christina Andres, mentioned the recent upgrades to the store’s freezers and coolers and their increased online presence as reasons the business was selected for this honor.

Schutz said they expected an energy savings when they upgraded to the enclosed coolers and freezers over a year ago and were very pleased to find they are saving $1,200 to $1,500 a month on their electric bill.

The store’s website — schutzfamilyfoods.com — offers information for customers about store ads and specials, digital coupons and more. Customers can sign up to receive the information by email. There are also recipes on the site and a link to coupons.com, a site for manufacturer’s coupons.

The Chamber board members and Ambassadors congratulated Schutz on his selection for the award and thanked him for his investment in Sleepy Eye.