The Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that it’s 2012 Business of the Year is Arneson Distributing. Sleepy Eye Chamber Executive Director Julie Schmitt says that it is a great family-oriented business whose values exemplify the community and that they are wonderful people to work with. Arneson is best known for distributing 1919 Root Beer, Buddy’s Soda, Hauenstein Beer, and various Schell’s beverages. The company is celebrating it’s 40th year in business this year. A luncheon honoring Arneson Distributing is being held at Noon on Thursday, May 10th, at the Sleepy Eye Community Center. RSVP’s should be submitted to the Chamber by Tuesday, May 8th.