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.

2021 Andy Butler Ambassador of the Year Award
presented on December 01, 2021

Kimberley Schoenbein



2021 Business Excellence Awards
presented on February 05, 2022

Legacy of Excellence - Jim Shirk Micro Business - Moxii Marketing Solutions
Nonprofit - Project Oz Small Business - Tarvin's Culligan Water Conditioning
New & Emerging Business - CRAFTED Commons Large Business - CEFCU


2021 Agriculture Awards
presented on November 18, 2021

Outstanding Conservationist - Mike Steffa McLean County Farmer of the Year - Dennis Wentworth
Emerging Leader in Agriculture - Miranda Buss Outstanding Person in Agribusiness - Terry Bittner
Outstanding Young Farmer - Austin O’Neall Outstanding Service to Agriculture - Jean Payne


2022 ATHENA Leadership Award
presented on October 6, 2022

Aimee Beam, Vice President of Development and Public Relations at The Baby Fold


2022 Liz Larson Rising Leader Award
presented on October 6, 2022

Victoria Padilla, Regional Office of Education #17