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We're excited that you'll be joining us tomorrow evening for BATC's 46th Awards of Excellence Gala. It is sure to be a great night. Please read on for a few important notices.

This is a SOLD OUT event. The awards will be presented in the Ballroom at the Lafayette Club, with overflow in the social area, the Lakeview Room. Because seating is limited, we want to honor our award entrants and nominees with priority seating in the ballroom. If you are up for an award, please find a seat quickly when seating is opened.

Event Details & Reminders

We invite you to take advantage of our complimentary valet parking at the door.

Drink tickets will be accepted at each bar, and can be purchased with CASH ONLY from ticket stations adjacent to each bar. Please stop at an ATM on your way to get cash, or use the ATM located in the lobby of the Lafayette Club. 

We have some exceptional items lined up for the BATC Foundation silent and live auctions. Go ahead and check them out online now (you may just want to start the bidding early). 

For those that want to arrive early, we will open a bar at 4pm for networking in the Fairway Room (lower level).  Bars will be open following the awards presentation until 10pm. See below for the schedule and the menu.

Click here for directions to the Lafayette Club: Lafayette Club, 2800 Northview Road, Minnetonka Beach, MN 55361

Cocktail attire is suggested. 


4 PM: Early Arrival Networking  
Fairway Room, Lower Level
5 PM: Registration Opens

5 PM: Social & Silent Auction
Lakeview Room, Main Floor

7 PM: Awards Presentation & Live Auction
Ballroom, Main Floor

Emcee, Jason DeRusha, WCCO Anchor

  • SPIKE of the Year
  • Legislator of the Year
  • Advocate of the Year
  • Robert L. Hanson Award
  • Reggie and Trillium AwardsSM
  • Builder of the Year
  • Associate of the Year


Passed Hors D’oeuvres

  • Beef Chimichurri Canape-Roasted yellow pepper, chimichurri mayo, radish
  • Peppercorn Crusted Ahi Tuna-Wasabi aioli, yuzu marmalade, rice cracker

Food Stations

  • Staffed Risotto - Wild mushhrooms, truffle oil, asparagus, herbs, peas, parmesan 
  • Mini Lobster Mac and Cheese cups
  • Mini Caesar tinis and Caprese salads
  • New York Strip with sauces and soft rolls
  • Mini Pot De Creme, Creme Brule, Panna Cottas

One Drink Ticket per person; complimentary coffee at the dessert buffet