Reach for the Stars

2019 Key to Success Award Night Information

The Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC) Key to Success Awards Night recognize individuals, businesses and organizations for significant contributions they make to the PACC and the greater Palatine community throughout the year.  Award criteria varies between categories; please review the award descriptions and program information carefully. Please note: Nominees may be put in another category based on nomination criteria.

Nominations can be submitted by anyone, and self-nominations are invited; chamber membership is not required to make a nomination. Nominators are welcome to submit nominations for multiple awards, for both individuals, and businesses. One nomination is permitted per form and can be delivered or mailed to the PACC (information provided below). New this year, nominations can also be submitted  by using the form on the right.

Nomination Timeline:

November 1, 2019          Nominations Open

November 21, 2019        Nominations Due

December 13, 2019         5:00 pm- 8:00 pm Key to Success Awards Night at The Grand at Twin Lakes

Nomination Delivery Methods (nominations must be received by 5:00pm on Thursday, November 21):

Mail or Drop-off:            Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce, 579 First Bank Drive, Suite 205, Palatine, IL 60067 Email: Steven Gaus sgaus@palatinechamber.com

Fax:                                     847.359.7246

General Award Criteria:

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

  • Signification contributions to the mission or effectiveness of Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC).
  • Significant impacts to the community through the stimulation of economic growth in the Palatine area.
  • Significant contributions to making Palatine a better place to do business and/or a better place to live.
  • Significant contributions to the nominee’s specific industry.
  • Nominees must be PACC members unless otherwise noted below.

Award Categories for Businesses and Organizations:

  • Shining Star Award/Business of the Year: A Chamber member with ten or fewer employees that has made significant contributions to the PACC and to business in Palatine in Franchises with 10 or less employees also qualify for this award.
  • Key to Success Award/Business of the Year: A Chamber member with 11 or more employees that has made significant contributions to the PACC and to business in Palatine in 2019.
  • New Business of the Year: A Chamber member that has been in business for three years or less and has made significant contributions to the PACC and to business in Palatine in 2019.
  • Community Organization of the Year: A community organization or not-for-profit that has made significant contributions to the mission of the PACC and/or to the Palatine community in 2019.

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 2019.
  • Chamber Volunteer of the Year: An individual who has made significant contributions to the PACC through volunteering with the organization in 2019.
  • Community Volunteer of the Year: An individual who has made significant contributions to the Palatine community through volunteering in the Palatine area in 2019 (Nominees do not need to be Chamber members).
  • Youth Rising Star Award: An individual, 18 years or younger, who has made significant contributions to the Palatine community through volunteering in the Palatine area in 2019 (Nominees do not need to be Chamber members).

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

2019 Award Nomination Form

Make your nomination here

The Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce Key to Success Awards Night recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations for the significant contributions they make to the Chamber and the Palatine community throughout the year. Award criteria varies between categories; please review the award information page carefully.