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Congratulations to the 2022 Best of Lemont

Winners of the 2022 Best of Lemont holding their plaques while celebrating at Crystal Grand Banquets in Lemont. The Best of Lemont is a celebration held by the Heritage Corridor Business Alliance.

Photos L-R.  Top row:  George Schafer, David Gubbins, Dave LaBarbera, Joseph Kurzawa, Richelle Loburgio, Matthew Corso, Louise Egofske.  Bottom Row:  Julie Hayes, Kathleen Baker, Joyce Black, Barbara Gwodz, Bill Gowdz, Angela Terrafino, Joelle Beranek, Timothy Cowan, Jennifer Hannon, Jeff Hawthorne

The Heritage Corridor Business Alliance held its 2022 Best of Lemont Awards Celebration on Wednesday, November 16 at Crystal Grand Banquets in Lemont, IL.  The celebration honored several of those that help to make the Village of Lemont a better place to live, work, and enjoy.

"Lemont is all about people," stated Daniel Mulka, Executive Director of the Heritage Corridor Business Alliance (the Chamber of Commerce serving Lemont, Homer Glen, and the surrounding areas.)  "And there are so many people deserving of these awards.  We are thankful that so many people go above and beyond to make this a great place.  We're proud to honor these individuals and businesses."

Awards were given to the following people:

  • Lemont-Bromerek District 113a Educator of the Year:  Julie Hayes
  • Lemont Public Library District of the Year:  Kathleen Baker
  • Lemont Park District Employee of the Year:  Louise Egofske
  • Lemont Township Employee of the Year:  Joyce Black
  • Lemont Township Volunteer of the Year:  Bill Gwodz
  • Non-Profit / Community Outreach Leader of the Year:  Matthew Corso (SEASPAR)
  • Lemont High School District 210 Educator of the Year:  Dave LeBarbera
  • Lemont Fire Protection District Firefighter of the Year:  David Gubbins
  • Lemont Law Enforcement Officer of the Year:  Joseph Kurzawa
  • Heritage Corridor Business Alliance Leadership Award:  George Schafer, Village of Lemont
  • Village of Lemont Employee of the Year:  Richelle Loburgio
  • Lemont Small Business of the Year:  Wooden Paddle
  • Lemont Large Business of the Year:  CITGO

The Heritage Corridor Business Alliance is the Chamber of Commerce that serves Lemont, Homer Glen, and the surrounding areas.  With its membership consisting of 300 organizations, its mission is to advocate, educate, build business relationships, and be a resource that enable our communities and members to prosper.

Photo Credit:  Brigid Presecky, Hilltop Photo Co.

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