Awards Gala and Birthday Bash

99th Annual Awards Gala and 100th Birthday Bash
A “sellout” crowd of members and guests celebrated our Chamber’s 99th Annual Awards Gala and 100th Birthday Bash at The Drake Oak Brook Hotel on January 26, culminating with a champagne toast and chocolate-covered fruit treats.


Melissa Villanueva and Angelo Sepulveda, Owners of Brewpoint Coffee, accept the A.J. “Toche” Terrones Business of the Year traveling trophy from Vito and Marianna Moreci of 1996 honoree Roberto’s Ristorante & Pizzeria.


2018 ECCI Board of Directors Chair Ken Bartels of Community Bank of Elmhurst and Ken Bartels Consulting inducts Jack Island of The Silverado Grill into our Civic Hall of Fame.


Chamber President and CEO John Quigley expressively delivers his annual “State of Our Chamber” Address


Joe Muchow of E.L. Foust Co. receives his outgoing Board Chair gavel from successor Ken Bartels.


Master of Ceremonies Julie Miller and Patrick Sheehan of IRS Trouble Solvers oversee the champagne toast that they sponsored.


Chairman’s Award recipient Ralph Pechanio thanks the Chamber and Joe Muchow (background) for being so honored.


Ambassador of the Year Nancy Peterson of the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry delivers her acceptance speech.


Former Director Diane McGinnis is honored.


Former Director Betsy D’Onofrio, who was once worked as the Chamber’s Director of Membership, is recognized.


John Quigley thanks Mrs. Illinois International 2018 Kaili Kaminski, President of the Schaumburg Business Association, for joining in the festivities.