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Annual Dinner

2022 Award Nominations

The Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce wishes to recognize Kankakee County businesses and individuals whose achievements and community involvement have made significant contributions to the economic and social well being of the County of Kankakee.

Nominees must be a current member in good standing of the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce and have must not have won in any category in the past 3 years. A representative of the business must be present at the dinner to accept the award. Nominations must be received in full by Friday, November 16, 2022. Please email any supporting documents to by the due date.

A business may self-nominate, or another individual may nominate the business in one of the categories. The committee reserves the right to move the business into another category during judging.

Categories are:

  • Technology & Innovation
  • New Business of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Large Business of the Year
  • Non-profit Organization of the Year
  • Manufacturer of the Year


2022 Award Winners

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Small Buisness of the Year

Candy & Cake

Peoples Bank

Large Buisness of the year

People's Bank of Kankakee County

rise and thrive Transparent

New Buisness of the Year

Rise & Thrive Wellness


Not-For-Profit Buisness of the Year

United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties


Innovation and Technology

Carlilie Group


Manufacturer of the Year

Nucor Steel

Annie Mitchell

Ambassador of the Year

Annie Mitchell

John Keigher

President's Award

John Keigher

2021 Annual Gala

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