“Individual who has consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to advance the vitality and well-being of the community throughout the years.”
This year’s Cornerstone Award Winner could have received this honor years ago. Many of us have needed Scott Tinney’s tire expertise and automotive assistance over the years. He also has provided nearly 25 years of volunteer time to keeping the Osceola Fair running smoothly. Current President of the Osceola Fair Board, Scott and his team’s goal is to see the completion of a badly needed new fair building.
In addition to all his fair time, Scott participates in the St. Croix Valley Connection group, is a former president of the Osceola Snowgoers and is a former Osceola Lions Club member.
Scott joined the chamber a few years ago and finds it important to belong to help keep the town growing and active and also strive to keep people in the area.
Scott was born and raised in Osceola. He graduated from Osceola High School in 1982 and currently lives on his grandparent’s family farmland. He established Scott’s Tire in 1993. His customers have become family over the years. He enjoys picking up or dropping off people’s cars during his busy work day. He was awarded a Customer Service Award this year from the chamber as well. Scott himself says he can’t go anywhere without someone knowing him – it can often take him 2 hours just to go get milk!
Scott has fond memories of growing up in Osceola. He worked at Zorn Auto (where Mr. Deals is now), Charlie’s Standard Station (where Noah Insurance building sits) and the original Osceola Auto Body where he washed cars. He says the best part of the washing cars was when he had finished washing a car, his dad would take him for a pop at Cascade Bar. They would let the car run so the doors didn’t freeze shut.
We sincerely thank you, Scott, for your commitment to Osceola over the years. Thank you for so many happy years of memories at the Osceola Free Fair!