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Outstanding Business Awards

SYCAMORE CHAMBER BUSINESS AWARDS 

 The Sycamore Chamber invites you to nominate an exceptional Chamber Member businesses to receive one of five awards given by the Chamber at the Sycamore Chamber Annual Meeting held in January annually.  To nominate please click on the Nomination-Form-Chamber-Awards 2021 and return to the Chamber by February 15, 2022.

The Chamber Vision Award   — Outstanding Business of the Year

Criteria:

  1. The business must be a member of the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce and have over 30 employees.
  2. The business must have been in operation in the Sycamore area for at least five years.
  3. The business must continually demonstrate integrity and ethics in business dealings.
  4. The business must have positively influenced the economic vitality of the Sycamore community.
  5. The business must have historically demonstrated outstanding contributions to the Sycamore Community.
  6. The business must contribute significantly to the Chambers vision of making Sycamore a premier place to work and live by being the voice of businesses, providing leadership and enhancing partnerships.

Past Recipients:  2005 – Castle Bank,  2006 – Ideal Industries,  2007 The Suter Company, 2008 – Sycamore School District,       2009  –  Browns County Market,  2010 – YMCA,    2011- American Midwest Bank    2012 – Driv-Lok, Inc.      2013 NB&T   2014 – KishHealth System     2015 – AutoMeter Products        2016- HyVee      2017 – Opportunity House
2018 – DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac      2019 – Family Service Agency

 

The Chamber Spirit  Award– Outstanding Small Business

Criteria:

  1. The business must be a member of the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce and have less than 30 employees.
  2. The business must have been in operation in the Sycamore area for at least three years.
  3. The business must continually demonstrate integrity and ethics in business dealings.
  4. The business must have historically demonstrated outstanding contributions to the Sycamore Community.
  5. The business must contribute significantly to the Chambers vision of making Sycamore a premier place to work and live by being the voice of businesses, providing leadership and enhancing partnerships.

Past Recipients:    2007 – Kar-Fre Flowers         2008 – B95         2009 – Banner Up Signs        2010 – Sweet Earth         2011- Sycamore Theater         2012 – DeKalb County Farm Bureau            2013– Barnaby Printing         2014 – Blumen Gardens        2015 – Pay It Forward House       2016 – Culvers       2017 – Taxco Restaurant
2018  – Tom & Jerry’s of Sycamore and Catering by Diann        2019 –  PJ’s Courthouse  Tavern

 

Discover Diamond Award

 Criteria:

  1. The business/organization/municipality/non-profit must have made significant improvement(s) to their business, business location, or to the Sycamore Community as a whole.  (New property development and improvement, new/or additional landscaping, interior remodeling, exterior or structural improvements, or development of new structures or building that improve the area it resides in or Sycamore in general, etc.).
  2. This improvement must have shown commitment to the entire Sycamore Community.
  3. The improvement must have been completed or in the process of completing within the past five years.
  4. The business must have been a Sycamore Chamber Member for at least three years.

Past Recipients: 2004 – The City of Sycamore,   2005 – Blumen Gardens,  2007 – Upstaging,      2008 – Auto Meter,       2009 – Kishwaukee Community Hospital,       2010- Stomp,                    2011 – Chapel in the Pines/Amber Pines,      2012 – Jane Fargo Hotel and Mitchel Lounge,    2013 – DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet,    2014 – Sycamore Public Library,     2015 – DCCF,                    2016- Resource Bank,       2017 – Illinois Community Credit Union    2018 – Sycamore Forest Preserve and DeKalb County        2019 – Sycamore Park District

THE PROCESS

  • An Awards Committee (consisting of Board Members, Chamber Members, and Chamber Staff) will solicit nominations from the Membership at least 4 weeks prior to nomination deadline
    The committee will review and prepare a slate of nominees for final approval by the Chamber’s Executive Committee at least one month prior to Annual Meeting
  • Nominees will not be made public
  • Nominations may be submitted at any time prior to designated deadline – set annually
  • Recipients will be recognized at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting
  • If the committee feels there is not a clear recipient the award will not be given out that year

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