Area Chambers Of Commerce Give Out Community Awards, $1K Scholarships

Friday, June 8, 2018 || Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Attendees gather at Triton College on June 6 for the annual Proviso Township Joint Chambers of Commerce scholarship and awards banquet. | VFP 

On June 6, at Triton College, 2000 S. 5th Ave. in River Grove, the Bellwood, Maywood, Broadview and Melrose Park Chambers of Commerce hosted their annual Proviso Township Joint Chambers of Commerce annual scholarship and awards banquet.

At least 300 people packed the college’s large dining space for the event, which featured J.B. Pritzker, the businessman and Democratic gubernatorial candidate, as the scheduled keynote speaker. Due to a family emergency, Pritzker didn’t take the podium. His running mate, state Rep. Juliana Stratton, spoke instead.

Six young people received $1,000 scholarships while eight community members received awards for their service.

$1,000 Annual Scholarship Award recipients

  • John Dawson | Proviso Math & Science Academy graduate who will attend Southern Illinois University
  • Joseph Douglas | Proviso East High School graduate who will attend Concordia University
  • Chelsea James | Proviso Math & Science Academy graduate who will attend Howard University
  • Kayla Mendoza | Proviso Math & Science Academy graduate who will attend who will attend Miami University
  • Shalisha Hill | Proviso West High School graduate who will attend Northern Illinois University
  • Talia Robinson | Proviso Math & Science Academy graduate who will attend Bellarmine University

Bellwood Chamber of Commerce 2018 Award Honorees

  • Business of the Year Award | Nicor Gas
  • Civic Person of the Year Award | Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey
  • Community Person of the Year Award | Pastor Pamela Lawrence (Meca Elementary)

Maywood Chamber of Commerce 2018 Award Honorees

  • Person & Business of the Year Award | Donald L. Wiliams (State Farm Insurance)
  • Distinguished Service Award | Stan Huntington (Maywood Public Library)
  • Community Service Award | Eric Dean (Cintas Corporation)

Broadview Chamber of Commerce 2018 Award Honorees

  • Civic Person of the Year Award | Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin

Melrose Park Chamber of Commerce 2018 Award Honorees

  • Business of the Year | Los Comales Restaurant

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