(Fox River Grove – January 25, 2019) On Friday, January 25, 2019, the Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their Annual Dinner and Silent Auction at Avanté Banquets and Conference Center in Fox River Grove. The theme was Great Gatsby and over 150 members came out in their best roaring 1920’s attire to celebrate a successful year for the Chamber and local businesses.
“It was one of the best Annual Dinners we have hosted,” said Lynn Caccavallo, Executive Director of the Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, “It was truly a wonderful evening and fun was had by all.”
The 2018 Cary-Grove Chamber of Commerce Award winners were honored at the event. Awards were presented for outstanding leadership and involvement in the Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and the local community.
Leadership Award: Michael Spagnola of Edge Fitness and Performance
Board Member of the Year: Sean Wheeler of Picket Fence Realty
New Member of the Year: Golden Eagle Community Bank
Certificate of Excellence: Village of Cary
Certificate of Excellence: Village of Fox River Grove
Certificate of Excellence: Linda Barrett of lindambarrettproductions
Certificate of Excellence: Leo and Sharon Florio of The Tracks Bar and Grill
Emerging Leader Award: Brandy Benyo of Tranquility Wellness Studio
Event Sponsor of the Year: Cary Travel Express
Event Sponsor of the Year: Cary Bank and Trust
Chamber Member of the Year: Stryker
Chamber Member of the Year: True Value Manufacturing
The Chamber also announced their 2019 Board of Directors.
Board President: Sean Wheeler of Picket Fence Realty
Vice President: Russ Gruber of Nationwide Insurance
Treasurer: Brandy Benyo of Tranquility Wellness Studio
Past President: Michael Spagnola of Edge Fitness & Performance
Ann Johnson of TOBG Engraving
David Miller of Lake Julian Contracting Inc.
Dr. Pete Lovato of Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialist, Ltd
Heidi Entzminger of Malooley Chiropractic
Jean Pierce of Cary Area Public Library District
John Cosmos of CynJon Technologies
Josh Scheiblein of Douglas Automotive
Karen Mitch of Andrew Szocka, P.C., Attorneys & Counselors at Law
Lesley Franklin of Sage YMCA of Metro Chicago
Linda Barrett of lindambarrett productions
Lisa Raupp of Mary Kay Cosmetics
Phil Horn of State Farm-The Phil Horn Agency
Rick Eisenlauer of Stryker
Scott Lind of Assurity Home Inspections, LLC
Shannon Morreale of - State Farm Agency
Sumish Parikh of Dunkin'/Baskin Robbins
Susan Jensen of Periwinkle Floral
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The Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is a business organization of nearly 455 local business members and professionals, community and non-profit groups and area leaders dedicated to a prosperous local economy and a high quality of life for area residents. The Chamber provides programs and resources to help local businesses succeed and coordinates community events such as Cary Main Street Fest, Cary Cruise Night, Halloween Walks and Merry Cary Holiday Parade and Festival. The Cary-Grove Chamber is located at 445 Park Ave. in Cary and has a full business resource center for community residents and local businesses.