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 will be posted here to highlight their efforts! 

2018 Business Excellence Awards

(Click each award winner to see their finalist video)

Award Name Recipient
Legacy of Excellence Robert A. Dobski
Nonprofit Excellence Chestnut Health Systems
New & Emerging Business Excellence Lil Beaver Brewery
Micro Business Excellence Picture This Outdoor Advertising
Small Business Excellence Bellas Landscaping
Large Business Excellence Epiphany Farms Hospitality Group


2018 ATHENA Leadership Award

Deborah Halperin, Illinois Wesleyan University


2018 Liz Larson Rising Leader Award

Sara Crowley, Heartland Bank & Trust


2018 Top Administrative Professional Award

Cheryl Reeser, Snyder Insurance


2018 Agriculture Awards


Award Name Recipient
Outstanding Conservationist Bruce Thomas
Emerging Leader in Agriculture Eric Vanasdale
Outstanding Young Farmer Tom King
McLean County Farmer of the Year Roger Stoller
Outstanding Person in Agribusiness Rob Williamson
Outstanding Service to Agriculture Kevin Daugherty


2018 Andy Butler Ambassador of the Year

Chris Clemens


2018 LMC Alumni of the Year

Jon Voegele