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2017 Small Business Awards recipients announced

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June 20, 2017
The Chamber hosted the 32nd Annual Small Business Awards on June 20 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  The event, presented by Hickory Point Bank, recognized five outstanding community entrepreneurs in the following categories:

Not-for-profit – Business Director of the Year recognizes an executive of a not-for-profit organization who has demonstrated the innovative use of organizational skills and management expertise to create or expand the organization’s results to the community. The 2017 recipient is Keith Wetherell, Illinois AMVETS.

New & Emerging – Business Owner of the Year recognizes a business owner who has demonstrated outstanding performance through innovation, growth, staying power and contributions to the community. The 2017 recipients are Daren and Lisa Bohannan, Mosquito SQUAD.

Small Business – Owner of the Year recognizes a business owner who has demonstrated outstanding performance through innovation, growth, staying power and contributions to the community. The 2017 recipients are Laurie Fitzsimmons, Tracee Kelly and Rex Curtsinger, Rexx Battery Co. / Battery Contact, Inc.

Lifetime Award – Business Owner of the Year recognizes a business owner whose for-profit company has been in business in Sangamon County for a minimum of 25 years and who has made significant contributions to commerce and the community. The 2017 recipients are Glen and Lola Garrison, Garrison Group, Inc.

Outstanding Civic Involvement – Business Owner of the Year recognizes a business owner who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, community stewardship and positive social and/or economic impact on the region. The 2017 recipient is Susan Langheim, Friendly Chevrolet, Inc.

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