Yorkville Chamber Annual Dinner 2019
The Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank all who attended, sponsored, or volunteered at the Annual Dinner on February 21. The dinner was attended by 260 members and guests who enjoyed the ambiance, excellent service, and delicious filet mignon dinner at Whitetail Ridge Golf Club. During networking guests enjoyed appetizers, “smooth rockin’ jazz” music by Dave Eno, and had fun making photo memories on the red carpet.
A brief program was presented by YACC Board President Sarah Allen, Board Treasurer Bart Olson, and Executive Director Sherri Farley, with an address given by Mayor Golinski and a fun “Get to Know your Premier Members/Never-Have-I-Ever” segment followed by awards presentations. Throughout the evening a photo retrospective slide show recapped images from the past year’s events.
Many thanks to these Annual Dinner sponsors
A Royal Paint; Alarm Detection Systems; Alderman Joe Plocher; Blackberry Oaks Golf Course; Capitano Deli & Sweets; CARSTAR Yorkville; Cedarhurst of Yorkville; Earthmover Credit Union; Engineering Enterprises; Farnsworth House; First National Bank; FNBC Bank & Trust; Harmony Aesthetics; Heartland Bank & Trust; Heritage Home Décor & Design; Heritage Woods of Yorkville; Hillside Rehab and Care Center; Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites; Idea Marketing Group; Jen’s Limo Service Plus LLC; Jerry Bannister Photography; John Purcell for Mayor; Kendall Printing; Knights of Columbus Yorkville Area; Left Turn Marketing; Little Rock Jewelers; Midland States Bank; Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus; Old Second National Bank; Paisano’s Pizza & Grill; Perfectly Posh – Teresa Wedeen; Pesola Media Group; Print Source Graphics; Raging Waves; Rush Copley; Sommers’ Carpet Care; Songs of Life Photography Studio; Stephen Alan Salon; Stifel; The Natural Pharmacy; Waubonsee Community College; Wheatland Title Company; WSPY-FM 107.1; YACC Leads Group I; YACC Leads Group II; YACC Leads Group Ignite; YACC Leads Group Infinity; Yorkville Ace Hardware; Yorkville Junior Women’s Club; Yorkville National Bank & Trust; Young Living Essential Oils
…And to these invaluable helpers
Thanks to YACC staff Christine Corrigan, Gina Conner, and YHS Intern Yari Aguado, along with volunteers: Robert Alaimo, Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus; Sarah Allen, FNBC Bank & Trust; Stephanie Baumwell, Old Second Bank; Sue Bill, First National Bank; Don Duffy, Team Eagle Packaging; Roxanne Essex, Essex House Interiors; Denise Fleming, WBGL Radio; Sandra Hurtado, Harmony Aesthetics; Gina Johansen, Keller Williams Realty Infinity; Patti Kahle, FNBC Bank & Trust; Denise Krafft, First National Bank; Joanne Liebold, Yorkville American Legion; Kyla McClure, FNBC Bank & Trust; Marisa Medgyesi, Earthmover Credit Union; Greg Millen, Heritage Home Decor & Design; Cheryl Pearre, WSPY-FM 107.1; Stephanie Roskopf, Yorkville Auto Body; Chris Schwemlein, WSPY-FM 107.1; Colanne Schwemlein, Colanne’s Accounting & Tax Services; Jennifer Jones-Sinnott, Brian Feltes & Assoc., Teresa Wedeen, Avon. Special thanks to Dave Eno, Numero Eno Music Productions, and to Linda Bell and Darcy Hall, Songs of Life Photography Studio.
The Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1971, is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization. We are grateful to have the support and partnership of the City, School District, and more than 370 member-businesses. It continues to be our mission to serve these members and strengthen the business community through programming that incorporates networking, education, professional development, forums for political updates and connections, and partnerships. Member involvement in Chamber programs is recognized as a means for building stronger businesses, and we are dedicated to the promotion of Yorkville’s vibrant, connected business community.
The Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce gave special recognition to several businesses during the Annual Dinner Meeting held February 21, 2019. Presenting the awards were Chamber President Sarah Allen and Executive Director Sherri Farley.
Business of the Year
The Business of the Year award was presented to Pesola Media Group. This award recognizes a business that makes significant contributions to the Chamber of Commerce and community through leadership, donations of labor and/or products, financial contributions, volunteering of personal time, service on committees, and more.
Small Business of the Year
The Small Business of the Year award was presented to Yorkville Auto Body. This award recognizes significant contributions to the Chamber and community through leadership, donations of labor and/or products, volunteering of personal time, and service on committees.
Accepting the Small Business award is Stephanie Roskopf, Yorkville Auto Body
New Business of the Year
The New Business of the Year honor, presented to Capitano Deli & Sweets, recognizes the impact that a new member has made for the betterment of the Chamber membership and surrounding community.
Accepting the New Business of the Year Award is BJ Gerl, Capitano Deli & Sweets
Community Impact Award
The Community Impact award recognizes the outreach and commitment made by a Chamber business to serve and enhance the community.
This year’s Community Impact Award recognized the combined efforts of businesses resulting in revitalization of activity along Route 47 downtown Yorkville: 4 You Massage; Capitano Deli & Sweets; Crusade Burger Bar; Harmony Aesthetics; Living Divina Yoga & Fitness Studio; Rowdys; Sense of Samadhi; The Law Office Pub & Music Hall; YPAC.
Accepting the Community Impact award are Bryan Furr, 4 You Massage; Sandra Hurtado, Harmony Aesthetics; BJ Gerl, Capitano Deli & Sweets; Emily Weber, YPAC
Star Ambassador Award
YACC Ambassadors are a volunteer group of members who, as part of an overall mission, have made a commitment to promote the growth and health of the Chamber and its member businesses while strengthening the local business community. Award recipient Gina Johansen was selected for her outstanding dedication to promoting the Chamber and its programs.
Accepting the Star Ambassador Award is Gina Johansen, Keller wil
Outstanding Volunteer Award
The Outstanding Volunteer award recipients, Roxanne Essex and Stephanie Roskopf, were recognized for their extraordinary donation of time and service given for the betterment of the Chamber and its programs.
Accepting the Outstanding Volunteer Awards are Stephanie Roskopf, Yorkville Auto Body and Roxanne Essex, Essex House Interiors
Chamber Spirit Award
This award recognizes an individual’s outstanding efforts to promote Chamber membership and member-to-member involvement. Three recipients, Sandra Hurtado, Tom Kozlowicz, and Colanne Schwemlein, were selected for their above and beyond volunteer and service contributions.
Accepting the Chamber Spirit awards are Sandra Hurtado, Harmony Aesthetics; Tom Kozlowicz, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites; Colanne Schwemlein, Colanne’s Accounting & Tax Services
A new category this year, the Community Partner Award recognized the efforts and impact of the Yorkville School District’s Field Experience Program, pairing students with businesses.
Accepting the Community Impact Award are Melissa Wojowski, YHS Field Experience Coordinator, and Dr. Tim Shimp, Y115 Superintendent of Schools
Leads Group Facilitators
Chamber Leads Groups meet regularly for the purpose of exchanging leads and referrals. Honored and thanked for their service as 2018 facilitators were:
Leads I – Chris Bartosz, FVC Technologies (not pictured)
Leads II – Ashley Preciado, Relocation Services Inc. (not pictured)
Leads ignite – Shelly Sypien, Edward Jones
Leads Infinity – Rosemarie Bakka, Keller Williams Realty Infinity
Special Service Award
Sue Hills, Stifel, was recognized and thanked for serving as monthly Business Over Coffee facilitator for nine years.
Photos from the 2019 Annual Dinner may be viewed online at: