Award Recipients

Throughout the year the McLean County Chamber of Commerce honors select individuals and businesses for their contributions to the business community in McLean County. The most recent award recipients are posted here to highlight their efforts.

2020 Andy Butler Ambassador of the Year Award
presented on December 17, 2020

Tracy Patkunas



2019 Business Excellence Awards
presented on January 25, 2020

Legacy of Excellence - Vicki Tilton Micro Business - Justin Boyd, COUNTRY Financial Representative
Nonprofit - Community Health Care Clinic Small Business - Advocate Bromenn Health & Fitness Center
New & Emerging Business - Brandt Large Business - Corn Belt Energy Corporation


2019 Agriculture Awards
presented on February 20, 2020

Outstanding Conservationist - Ben Peters McLean County Farmer of the Year - David Meiss
Emerging Leader in Agriculture - Liz Harris Outstanding Person in Agribusiness - Chuck Spencer
Outstanding Young Farmer - David Schuler Outstanding Service to Agriculture - Bridget Caldwell


2020 Top Administrative Professional Award

announced on April 21, 2020

Kathy Scott, Illinois State University Department of Agriculture



2019 ATHENA Leadership Award
presented on October 10, 2019

Laura Furlong, Retired CEO of Marcfirst


2020 Liz Larson Rising Leader Award
presented on November 5, 2020

Justin Strader, B&B Amusement