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Best of Blue Island Awards Dinner

March 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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This evening includes a cocktail party, live jazz by 360 Degrees, and a sit-down dinner, followed by the highlight of the program – the very popular “Best of Blue Island” awards.

A highlight of the social season, our banquet is a great way for you to connect with valued clients and employees, as well as to network with fellow business owners and city officials. Your participation promotes your company and helps us to strengthen and promote Blue Island. This event is sponsored by:

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Man of the Year Nominees

Joe DiNovo - Blue Island Fire Museum & Education Center

Tom Cheatle - Double Play Saloon & Kathy's Corner

Ray Thomas - Raven's Place & The Vault

Ray Cantelo - Beggars Pizza

Erich Wennberg - Maple Tree Inn & Maple Tree Inn Bistro

Mark Mast - D'Masti

LaSalle King - Blue Island Police Department

Joe O'Meara - BIOS Farm

Randy Heuser - City of Blue Island

Tony Pogorzelski - "Blue Island Past, Present, and Future" Facebook Group

Kentric Benson - Blue Island-Robbins Neighborhood Network

Jeremy Wright - Access Community Health Network

Bryan Shimkos & Alan Cromwell - Blue Island Beer Company

Bill Fahrenwald - James Street Associates & City of Blue Island

Rick Fiske - Blue Island Little League & Untouchables

Volunteer of the Year Nominees

Julie Sklom - Friends of the Library and Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail

Betty Nagel - Blue Island Historical Society, Blue Island Fire Museum, and Sertoma Centre

Geena & Gerry Doherty and Dave Brown - Blue Island Trash Brigade

Bill Fahrenwald - Restore Blue Island's Tree Canopy

Judy Tuma - Jebens Hardware

Diane Jacobson - Blue Island Historical Society, Operation: Honor, Tree Canopy Restoration, Dragon Boat Festival

Fred Bilotto - Blue Island Historical Society

Rick Fiske - Blue Island Untouchables & Blue Island Little League

Tony Pogorzelski - "Blue Island - Past, Present, and Future" Facebook Group

Loretta Hauschild - Grace Methodist Church

Will Cazares - Blue Island Park District, Chicago River Day

Woman of the Year Nominees

Colleen Waltman - Blue Island Public Library

Deborah Beasley - Blue Island Public Library

Jacqui Bilder - Natural Law Cocktail Club & Eatery

Katie Orr - Maple Tree Inn and Maple Tree Inn Bistro

Geena Doherty - Dessert First!

Kelli Ferguson Shimko - Paul Revere Intermediate School

Kathy Mast - D'Masti

Elvira Barrios - Supermercado El Gallo

Raeann Zylman - Veterans Memorial Middle School & Blue Island Park District

Shawnya Owens - Access Community Health Network

Anna Stange - Artist, Educator, and BIOS Farm & Community Garden Volunteer

Sandy May - The Forum

Business of the Year Nominees

Calumet Paint

Maple Tree Inn (and Maple Tree Inn Bistro)

Blue Island Park District

Vada Winter

Geena Doherty's Dessert First!

Supermercado El Gallo

D'Masti Catering


Bob's Auto

Access Community Health Network - Blue Island

DeMars Restaurant

Betty's Place

Jebens Hardware

La Vieja Castilla

Krueger Funeral Home


March 30, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:


Blue Island Chamber of Commerce & Industry


Beggars Pizza
12700 Kedzie
Blue Island, IL 60406 United States
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