Thanks to everyone who was able to join us for our biggest night of the year to network and party with Chamber connections old and new. An Evanston Chamber signature event, the Annual Celebration & Awards is an evening of conviviality dedicated to the ingenuity, perseverance and resolve of the entrepreneurs, innovators, business owners and staff that comprise Evanston’s dynamic business community.
Evanston Chamber of Commerce
97th Annual Celebration & Awards
Thursday, January 26, 2017
The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge
529 Davis Street, Evanston
In addition to inducting the new President, officers and Board members, the Chamber presented Community Leadership, Public Service/Nonprofit and Businessperson of the Year Awards.
Businessperson of the Year: Awarded to Shaun Chinsky, Good’s of Evanston
Honors an individual who has: actively participated and served as a leader in Evanston Chamber activities; demonstrated how business volunteerism can better the community and the Chamber; exemplified long-term commitment to his/her business and community; and displayed innovation and/or entrepreneurialism along with business growth.
Community Leadership Person of the Year: Awarded to Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl
Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated the ability to make Evanston a better place for its people and its institutions through: personal involvement and enthusiasm in a variety of civic and/or service organizations; innovation, commitment, and leadership; inspiring others to become involved; channeling private sector resources; efforts in improving the quality of life in the community; and connecting people and organizations to create community partnerships.
NonProfit/Public Service Person of the Year: Awarded to: Béa Rashid, Dance Center Evanston
Acknowledges an individual who has distinguished himself/herself in the public and/or non-profit sectors by: demonstrating innovation, commitment and leadership; working to advance Evanston and the organization he/she represents; responding to opportunities with creativity and efficiency; and creating awareness for his/her organization and its benefits to the Evanston community.