West Chicago announces Brilliance in Business Award winners
The City of West Chicago recently unveiled the 2015 recipients of its Brilliance in Business Awards.
Since 2009, West Chicago has used the award to spotlight stand-out organizations within its business community, recognizing the most impressive business models in a variety of categories. The awards will be formally presented at a ceremony on Nov. 16.
This year’s award winners in five categories:
*Small Business of the Year Award: Supermercado Tampico
*Community Image Award: Egg Yolk Café
*Community Service Award: Illinois Aviation Academy
*Economic Development Award: Rite-Way Automotive101
Outstanding Not-for-Profit: St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store
Following the announcement, a team of city officials, including Mayor Ruben Pineda and Director of Community Development John Said, visited each of the winning businesses, congratulating each staff and thanking management for their investment in the community.
“Our intention with these visits and the program in general is to send a strong message to our existing businesses that their investments, accomplishments and success stories, as well as their challenges, are important to us,” Pineda said. “This is an opportunity for us to meet the people behind the storefronts we pass every day and learn exactly how dedicated, proud and passionate they are to be serving the community of West Chicago and beyond.”