Kankakee

Chamber announces new awards honoring local businesses

KANKAKEE, Ill. — 12-02-2017

Three businesses, two people and one nonprofit organization will be honored Wednesday by the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce during its annual dinner meeting at the RiverStone Conference Center. According to Barbi Brewer-Watson, the chamber's president and CEO, "The Business Excellence Awards will be unveiled for the first time in 2017 but will become a part of the annual dinner meeting in years to come".

The six categories are: Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Not-For-Profit of the Year, New Business of the Year, President's Award and Ambassador of the Year.

According to Jeff Hammes, chairman of the Kankakee County chamber, "We've noticed that every year a few businesses rise above. Perhaps they've done something special or made a particular investment in our community. Perhaps it's time to recognize them for a lifetime of success and contribution to the business climate. We want to recognize these businesses and tell the rest of the world just how proud we are to call them chamber members."

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