Annual Gala

Annual Gala

Saturday, January 27, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington
5:00pm – Cocktails
6:30pm – Program & Awards Ceremony

 

The McLean County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of its members on Saturday, January 27, 2018 with the presentation of our annual Business Excellence Awards. 

 

The Chamber’s Business Excellence Awards honor member businesses, agencies, and individuals that have shown outstanding performance, quality customer service and business distinctiveness in six categories;  Micro Business Excellence, Small Business Excellence, Large Business Excellence, Nonprofit Excellence, Green Excellence and Legacy of Excellence. 

Judged and selected by chamber executives from across our state, these prestigious awards will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Gala.

 

Nominations for the Business Excellence Awards are now being accepted.  Descriptions of each award criteria is included below, as well as previous winners and link to nomination form.   Nominations for each award category will be due at 5pm on Monday, November 13, 2017. 

 

For more information including sponsorship details, please contact Traci Andracke at traci@mcleancochamber.org or 309-829-1183.

 

 

Click here to see last year's award winners!

 

 

Micro Business Excellence
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The Micro Business Excellence Award is presented to a member business that has achieved outstanding business performance by providing quality personalized service to customers and clients and business distinctiveness with 5 employees or less. Previous winners of the Micro Business Excellence Award include:  Sweenz, Inc, The Hile Group, Shoo Shoo Baby, A. Renée, Viva La Flora, Kelly's Bakery & Cafe, PRIDESTAFF and Specs Around Town.

 

Small Business Excellence
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The Small Business Excellence Award is presented to a member business that has achieved outstanding business performance, quality personalized service to customers and clients and business distinctiveness with 6 to 50 employees. Previous winners of the Small Business Excellence Award include: Cybernautic, Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, The Coffee Hound, The Great Display Company, Business Builders, CM Promotions, , Fort Jesse Imaging Center & Gale Keeran Center for Women,  and First Farmer’s State Bank. 

 

Large Business Excellence
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The Large Business Excellence Award is presented to a member business that has achieved outstanding business performance through quality personalized service to customers and clients and business distinctiveness with 51 or more employees. Previous winners of the Large Business Excellence Award include: Commerce Bank, The Snyder Companies, Little Jewels Learning Center, Nicor Gas, Farnsworth Group, Busey Bank and McDonald’s Restaurants. 

 

Green Excellence
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The Green Excellence Award is presented to a member business or organization that has implemented practices in their business operations monitoring the environment, economy, and society. Previous winners of the Green Excellence Award include:  YouthBuild McLean County, Bloomington Offset Printing, Inc. (BOPI), Midwest Fiber Recycling, Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Ecology Action Center, Home Sweet Home Ministries, Westminster Village, and Henson Disposal & Recycling.

 

Nonprofit Excellence
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The Nonprofit Agency Excellence Award honors an outstanding local 501(C)3 agency that demonstrates an ability to meet special community needs. Previous winners of the Nonprofit Agency Excellence Award include: The Baby Fold, Luther Oaks, Junior Achievement of Central Illinois, Marcfirst, Easter Seals, Illinois Heart & Lung Foundation, Ecology Action Center and Faith in Action.  

 

Legacy of Excellence
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The Legacy of Excellence Award celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of its recipient and is considered the most prestigious Chamber Award, recognizing an individual for their personal or business efforts, sharing their time and expertise, making the McLean County area a better place. Previous winners of the Legacy of Excellence Award include: Donald Meyer, Evelyn Young, Roger Hunt, Jack Snyder, Sonja Reece, Tom Mercier, and Jerome Maddox.