Business Awards Honor Excellence – Submit Nominations Today!

Business Awards Honor Excellence – Submit Nominations Today!

When the Chamber gathers for its Annual Meeting early in 2020, the spotlight will shine on three award-winning members who exemplify high standards for business success, community involvement, and commitment to the organization. Nominations are now open for the Chamber Volunteer, Corporate Citizen, and Business of the Year Awards, and all members are encouraged to submit the names of companies or individuals that they feel should be recognized.

“The Annual Business Awards honor members who inspire all of us to achieve,” says Chamber Board Chair Bob Caldwell, Hallmark Homecare. “It’s especially fitting that nominations come from fellow members, because it reflects the nominees’ positive impact on their peers and the larger community.”

  • The Business of the Year is honored for significant growth and outstanding customer service. Recent award winners include Reds Garden Center, la de da!, and Bell Flavors & Fragrances
  • The Corporate Citizen Award recognizes companies that go above and beyond to support the community through philanthropy. Corporate Citizens from the past three years have been Waterway Carwash, the Hilton Chicago/Northbrook, and A.W. Zengeler Cleaners.
  • The Volunteer of the Year goes to an individual who consistently contributes time and energy to further the Chamber’s goals. The most recent honorees include Robyn Kole, Brad Baskin, and Paul Kaufmann.

To nominate a member, email with the name of your nominee, the award for which they should be recognized, and a short explanation of why they deserve that award. Nominations will close on November 30. Winners will be announced in the February newsletter, and will receive featured recognition at the Annual Meeting & Dinner. For more information, contact Tensley Garris,