Chamber & GEDC Annual Dinner

Learn more about the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce and Grundy Economic Development Council's Annual Dinner honoring local businesses, organizations, and entrepreneurs from your community.

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2023 nominations due Jan. 10th!

Please complete the online form and submit by, or the printable form and return to the Chamber before Jan 10th, 2023: fax 815-942-0117 or info@grundychamber.com. The dinner will be March 8th, 2023, details to come. Thank you!

Qualifications:  Nominations will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Must be a current member of the Chamber.
  • Demonstrates a unique or innovative approach to business.
  • Demonstrates involvement in the community.
  • Minimum one (1) year in business.
  • Made a positive impact in the community

2023 Annual Dinner

March 8th at Morris Country Club

Please call Amanda at 815-942-0113 to register!

Presenting Sponsors

Three Rivers - CPV Logo
Old National Bank Logo
Comcast-Logo
New- Busey Bank Logo
McCullough Implement Company logo

2021 Award Recipients

Chamber Awards
  • Business of the Year

    Lori Bonarek Realty

  • Entrepreneur of the Year

    Stacey and Erik Olson, True North

  • Organization of the Year

    Grundy Area Libraries

  • Ambassador of the Year

    Angela Lilek, Midland States Bank & Kaylea Mann, First Midwest Bank

GEDC Awards
  • Welcome to Grundy County Award

    CPV Three Rivers

  • Partnership Award

    Save Dresden Coalition

  • Business of the Year Award

    Grundy Bank

Business of the Year
The Gardens at Park Pointe

Entrepreneur of the Year
Matt Seidel - Country Financial

Organization of the Year
Joliet Area Community Hospice

Ambassador of the Year
Denise Pankey - Shaw Media

Welcome to Grundy County Award
TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Partnership Award
Will County Governmental League

Business Award
Dibble Trucking and Enterprises

Business of the Year
LyondellBasell

Entrepreneur of the Year
John Callahan, U.C. Davis- Callahan Funeral Home
Craig and Cathy Smith, Rolando's Furniture & Appliance

Organization of the Year
Grundy Area PADS

Ambassador of the Year
Brandi Backulich, Grundy Bank

Welcome to Grundy County Award
Hoffman Transportation

Partnership Award
SPACECO, Inc.

Business Award
Tri-State Asphalt

Business of the Year
Big Bash Restaurants

Entrepreneur of the Year
Montage Wine Bar & Spirits

Organization of the Year
Grundy Workforce Services

Ambassador of the Year
Mary Rossio- Joliet Community Hospice, Angels of Hope, & Chamber Board

Welcome to Grundy County Award
Costco Meat Processing Facility

Partnership Award
ComEd Economic Development Department

Business Award
REG Biofuels, Seneca

Business of the Year
D'Arcy Chevy Buck Cadillac

Entrepreneur of the Year
On Broadway Dance Center - Kim Scerine

Organization of the Year
Morris Community YMCA

Ambassador of the Year
Stephanie Coleman - SOCU

Welcome to Grundy County Award
Hampton Inn

Partnership Award
Joliet Junior College

Business Award
Exelon Generation - Dresden Station

Business of the Year
Joliet Slammers

Entrepreneur of the Year
Jane & Stu Kerr, Apple Butter & Shugie's

Kevin Brown, Brown Bear Painting 

Organization of the Year
Grundy - Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity 

Ambassador of the Year
Angela Baumeister, WCSJ

Welcome to Grundy County Award
Airgas

Partnership Award
Marquette Properties

Business Award
US Cold Storage

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