Annual Gala 2022 Recap
On November 30, 2022, the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Gala. The Annual Gala had an attendance of 385 people, making it a sold out event.
The speakers for this event included: President and CEO of Peoples Bank of Kankakee, Jeff Hammes, President and CEO of the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce, Ashley Villarreal, 2022 Chair of the Board, John Keigher, 2023 Chair of the Board, Lisa Ravesloot, and past award winners.
During the presentation, board members retiring, renewing, and nominations were announced. Also, the 2023 Executive Committee and the 2023 Board of Directors were announced.
Small Business of the Year: Candy & Cake
Large Business of the Year: Peoples Bank of Kankakee County
New Business of the Year: Rise & Thrive Wellness
Not-For-Profit Business of the Year: United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties
Innovation and Technology: Carlile Group
Manufacturer of the Year: Nucor Steel
Ambassador of the Year: Annie Mitchell
President's Award: John Keigher