For questions, please contact Steven Gaus at 847-359-7200 or email sgaus@palatinechamber.com.

General Award Criteria:

All nominees should meet one or more of the following general criteria:

  • Make significant contributions to the mission or effectiveness of the PACC.
  • Have a significant impact on the community through the stimulation of economic growth.
  • Make significant contributions to the community, by making it a better place to do business and/or a better place to live and work.
  • Nominees must be PACC members or employees of PACC members unless otherwise noted.

Award Categories for Businesses and Organizations:

Nominees should have made significant contributions to the PACC, business, and the local community.

  • Silver Star Business of the Year: A Chamber member with fewer than 10 employees.
  • Gold Star Business of the Year- A Chamber member with 10-49 employees.
  • Platinum Star Business of the Year: A Chamber member with 50 or more employees.
  • New Business of the Year: A Chamber member that has been in business for three years or less.
  • Community Organization of the Year: A community organization or not-for-profit that has made significant contributions to the mission of the PACC or the local community in 2020.

Award Categories for Individuals:

  • Business Leader of the Year: An individual who has made significant contributions to the PACC and to business in Palatine in 2020.
  • Chamber Volunteer of the Year: An individual who has made significant contributions to the PACC through volunteering in 2020.
  • Community Volunteer of the Year: An individual who has made significant contributions to the local community through volunteering in 2020. (Nominees do not need to be PACC members).
  • Youth Rising Star Award: An individual, 18 years or younger, who has made significant contributions to the local community through volunteering in 2020. (Nominees do not need to be PACC members).

For more information visit www.palatinechamber.com or contact Steve Gaus, Chamber Director, at sgaus@palatinechamber.com or 847.359.7200