Hoffman chamber honors businesses for innovation, resourcefulness amid pandemic

  • Tempia Courts was honored as Volunteer of the Year on Thursday night by the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

      Tempia Courts was honored as Volunteer of the Year on Thursday night by the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The Hoffman Estates Professional Firefighters accept the Public Sector/Nonprofit Partner of the Year award on Thursday at the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry's annual Celebration of Excellence dinner at the Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates.

      The Hoffman Estates Professional Firefighters accept the Public Sector/Nonprofit Partner of the Year award on Thursday at the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry's annual Celebration of Excellence dinner at the Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The Business of the Year award went to the Bear Family McDonald's Restaurants on Thursday at the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry's Celebration of Excellence dinner at the Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates. Company Vice President Nicole Buchanan and owner David Bear accepted the award.

      The Business of the Year award went to the Bear Family McDonald's Restaurants on Thursday at the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry's Celebration of Excellence dinner at the Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates. Company Vice President Nicole Buchanan and owner David Bear accepted the award. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Cathie and Geoff Cook of Pinot's Palette of South Barrington accept the Small Business of the Year award on Thursday at the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry's annual Celebration of Excellence dinner at the Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates.

      Cathie and Geoff Cook of Pinot's Palette of South Barrington accept the Small Business of the Year award on Thursday at the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry's annual Celebration of Excellence dinner at the Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Posted1/21/2022 5:00 AM

The Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry's annual Celebration of Excellence became an in-person dinner again Thursday night after going virtual in 2021.

But for a second time, the criteria for the events' awards included a community-minded demonstration of innovation and resourcefulness in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

During the dinner at the Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates, winners were named in the categories of Business of the Year (the Bear Family McDonald's Restaurants), Small Business of the Year (Pinot's Palette), Public Sector/Nonprofit Partner of the Year (the Hoffman Estates Professional Firefighters) and Volunteer of the Year (Tempia Courts).

The categories' other, more regular criteria include consistent and positive contributions to the chamber and its mission; support of the community through stimulation of economic growth; and volunteerism supporting social, health or philanthropic work.

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