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Good Works Award

2015 Good Works Award recipient Pete DiCianni

A.J. "Toche" Terrones Good Works Award

Named in memory of the late Chamber President, A.J. “Toche” Terrones, who led the Chamber for nearly 10 years until his death the night before the 1999 Golf Outing, the Good Works Award is given to individuals for their commitment to the Chamber in general and Golf Outing in particular.  The award is presented at the Golf Outing held each August.

View press release on 2015 recipient Pete DiCianni of DiCianni Graphics


Duke of Elmhurst


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Duke of Elmhurst

The honorary title is bestowed upon individuals on special occassions in recognition of their accomplishments and/or service to the Chamber.


Civic Hall Of Fame



2015 Civic Hall of Fame Inductee Ralph Pechanio


Elmhurst Chamber Civic Hall of Fame

Created in 1992, the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry Civic Hall of Fame honors as inductees individuals who have made major contributions to the Elmhurst community.  From its inception through 2008, the induction ceremony was part of the Friday night Opening Ceremonies at Elmfest.  The 2009 induction was held at the "Salute to..." Spring Luncheon in April of 2010.  Starting in 2011 with the 2010 honoree, inductions have been held at the Annual Awards and Talent Showcase in January.

View press release on 2015 inductee Ralph Pechanio of the Elmhurst Veterans Memorial Commission


Chairman's Award


2015 Chairman's Award
winner Joe Muchow
 Chairman's Award
Presented at the Annual Awards and Talent Showcase held each January, the Chairman's Award is given to a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors for his/her outstanding service to the Board, Board Chair and President/CEO, or to a non-Director for praiseworthy contributions or performance.
View press release on 2015 Chairman's Award recipient Joe Muchow of E.L. Foust Co., Inc.



Business of the Year

A.J. "Toche" Terrones
Business of the Year traveling trophy
A.J. "Toche" Terrones Business of the Year

Named in memory of A.J. “Toche” Terrones, who served as Chamber President for nearly a decade until his death in July of 1999, the annual award is given based on a member’s contributions to the Chamber’s success, to the betterment of both the business community and Elmhurst community, and impact in their field of business, each in the given year and historically, along with years in business and years as a Chamber member.


The award, which features a traveling trophy and permanent plaque, is presented at the Annual Awards and Talent Showcase held each January.
View press release on 2015 honoree Cafe Amano