The Evanston Chamber is proud to recognize its past award recipients for their outstanding contributions to their business and community.  LIST OF PAST AWARDEES

Shaun Chinsky

2017 Business Person of the year Shaun Chinsky, Good’s of Evanston

Businessperson of the Year

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 a long-term commitment to his/her business and community; and displayed innovation and/or entrepreneurialism along with business growth.

  • 2017   Shaun Chinsky, Good’s of Evanston
  • 2016   Joseph Liss, CPA — Porte Brown LLC
  • 2015   Steve Hagerty — Hagerty Consulting
Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl

2017 Community Leadership Person of the Year Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl

Community Leadership Person of the Year

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.

  • 2017   Elizabeth Tisdall – Mayor of Evanston
  • 2016   Patrick Hughes, Jr. — Inclusion Solutions
  • 2015   Bill Logan — Chessmen, FAAM, Rotary, ECF Board Mbr
Béa Rashid

2017 Public Service/Nonprofit Person of the Year Bea Rashid, Evanston Dance Ensemble

NonProfit/Public Service Person of the Year
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 of the Evanston community.

  • 2017   Bea Rashid – Evanston Dance Ensemble
  • 2016   Kevin Mott — Edward Jones Investments
  • 2015   Paul Selden — Connections for the Homeless