Nominations due Aug. 26 for Best of Bloomingdale

Posted8/22/2022 12:07 PM

The Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce is looking for businesses and general public to nominate their favorite business for the Best of Bloomingdale. A good candidate is a business who is active in their community, offers excellent customer service and stands out among their competition, or wants to stand out. This annual event is on its sixth year and continues to grow in number of businesses participating.

Last year, there were 60 businesses on the ballot with over 11,200 votes over a two-week period.


Nominations are being taken through Friday, Aug. 26 at A business needs to have at least two nominations and be a member of the chamber, but the chamber will work with businesses on their membership requirement. The business needs to serve the Bloomingdale area, but it is not required to be located in the village of Bloomingdale. Last year a business from Roselle won in their respective category.

Once all nominations are in, a committee will sort through the nominations and put like businesses into categories. The committee strives to be as specific as possible with the categories; for instance, last year there were three restaurant categories, one just for Mexican restaurants. The more businesses who participate the more specific the categories can be, and more awarding it is for the business to win in their specific category.

The chamber provides nominees marketing material to make it easy for them to market their business for votes. The public will vote between Sept. 1-18. The winner is determined by the number of votes and a questionnaire the nominee completes which is judged by a committee. Winners will be unveiled at the Best of Bloomingdale awards dinner on Oct. 6. Each winner receives additional marketing material to aid them in promoting their business as the Best in Bloomingdale.

For any questions about the Best of Bloomingdale, contact the Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce at (630) 980-9082 or The chamber is grateful to its Elite Sponsors who's support help make this event possible: The Bloomingdale Bank & Trust, NOW Foods and S.B.C. Waste Solutions.

The Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce supports the success and growth of businesses and the community. Membership is open to any business who wants to invest in their own growth through promoting their business through marketing, sponsorships and building relationships. The chamber offers a variety of free and fee based events making it possible for members to get involved and be known.