March 2017 Around Town 2

BARRINGTON AREA CHAMBER ANNOUNCES 2017 BUSINESS AWARDS

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) announced its 2017 business awards at its Annual Dinner & Scholarship Fundraiser on Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre.  The evening was a celebration of Chamber accomplishments and people. It attracted nearly 200 local business, community and governmental leaders. The event also raised funds for the Chamber’s annual scholarships.  2017 Business Award winners:

• BACC Hospitality of the Year Award:  McGonigal’s Pub

• Community Partner of the Year:  JourneyCare

• New Business of the Year: The Windy City Bulls

• Volunteer of the Year: Nancy Roach with Upstream Investment Partners

• BACC Rookie of the Year: Gale Demarco-Cohen of SportClips, 
Fox River Grove

• BACC Leadership Award:  Patty Jacobsen with Jensen, Jacobsen 
& Associates and Ed Tobias of Tobias Family Dentistry


LAKE ZURICH AREA CHAMBER HONORS NEW EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS

The Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the award recipients for their 2016 Excellence Awards.

The chamber’s excellence awards recognize achievements in the areas of business, education, government and not-for-profit organizations for their efforts to make the Lake Zurich Area a better place in which to live and work.

This year’s winners are:

• Business of the Year: On Occasion Catering & Events

• New Business of the Year Award: Consume in Lake Zurich

• Citizen of the Year Award: Lisa Warren from Kildeer

• Young Professional of the Year Award: 
Justin Pathmann from Hawthorn Woods

• Community Unit School District 95 Educator of the Year Award: 
Alice Schmitz, Instructional Technology Coach, CUSD 95

• Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award: 
Susanne DePaepe, Hallmark Promotions Inc

• Samuel R. Mitchell Director of the Year Award: 
Ginny Opsahl, RE/MAX at Home — Ginny & Ben Opsahl

• President’s Award: Phil Guerrero, PMG Wealth Management and 
Ginny Opsahl, RE/MAX AT HOME — Ginny & Ben Opsahl


WAUCONDA AREA CHAMBER CELEBRATES ANNUAL BUSINESS AWARDS

In a Mardi-Gras themed celebration at Lake Barrington Shores Country Club, the Wauconda Area Chamber installed its new officers and honored these businesses for their local efforts in 2016:

• New Entrepreneur of the Year Award: 
Mark Wolfe, John’s Complete Auto Service

• Outstanding Small Business Award: Wauconda Bowl

• Outstanding Large Business Award: Vickie’s Personal Touch

• Shining Star Award: Wendy Mills, School District 118

• Chamber Cares Award: Veterans R&R (Release & Relief)

• Pinnacle Award: Bill Glade

• Lifetime Achievement Award: Dale Berger