Chamber's Top Businesses of the Year Announced at Awards Banquet

Among the winners are Larry's Diner, Elegance Underneath and Insight Heating & Cooling.

Five businesses were recognized Tuesday as the best in the village for 2010-11.

The awards, presented by the , were determined by category from among 25 nominees, each of which had to complete a detailed questionnaire about their involvement in the community and with the chamber.

In all 69 businesses had been nominated but only those who completed the questionnaire were considered, chamber board Chairman Mike Montgomery said. The awards were handed out at a luncheon at Louie's Chophouse in Shorewood.

The winners were:

  • Retail/Restaurant (0-5 employees): Elegance Underneath/David and Dawn Kaleta
  • Retail Restaurant (6 or more employees): /Kostal Alexopoulos
  • Professional Services (0-5 employees): /Jason Mabry
  • Professional Services (6 or more employees): /Debra Pasek
  • Not-for-profit/Government: /Lisa DePatie

Also acknowledged as the chamber's ambassador of the year was Don Sinnott, of Brian Feltes & Associates Inc.

The other nominees were:

Retail/Restaurant (0-5 employees):

Rodan and Field Dermatologists/Renee Olson

Retail Restaurant (6 or more employees):

Limestone Brewing Company/Steve Caton, Doug Isley and Jan Isley

Professional Services (0-5 employees):

Alternative Solutions/Linda Herrick

Coffee News/Katie Conrad

Edward Jones/Tim Stetenfeld

HealthSource of Plainfield/Dr. Brady Schuyler

Marquette Bank-Mortgage Services/Mike Montgomery

Off The Press Printing & Laser Engraving/Wendy Hendrickson

Plainfield.Patch.com/Karen Sorensen

Premier Designs Jewelry/Karen Kazmierski

R&R Automotive/Ken Ruff

Re/Max Action/Tammy Barvian

The Word Pro/Sandy Ketcham

YourSWGuide.com/Tom Cooper

Professional Services (6 or more employees):

First National Bank/Adam Underhill

Midwest Music Academy/Tom Serb


Edward Hospital Plainfield/Sandy Benson

Office of State Rep. Tom Cross/Tom Cross

Plainfield Area Interfaith Food Pantry/Mary Dickerson

Plainfield Public Library/Julie Milavec

The 2011-12 chairman of the board is Mike Montgomery of Marquette Bank. He succeeds Eric Marsaglia of Nationwide Insurance, who will serve as past chairman. The vice chairman is David Kaleta of Elegance Underneith, the corporate secretary is Cathy Kuchenbecker of Paramount Promos and corporate treasurer is Julie Milavec of the Plainfield Public Library.

Board members are Tim Stetenfeld of Edward Jones Investments, Dave Jones of Overman-Jones Funeral Home, Don Sinnott of Brian Feltes and Associates, Richard Pogvara of Republic Bank, and T.J. Kardas of Plainfield Soap Opera Laundromat.

mbc July 21, 2011 at 06:44 PM
You held the awards luncheon in Shorewood. Good thing you are putting money back into our community?!?!?!
Eric marsaglia July 24, 2011 at 12:20 PM
The event was held at the business of a Plainfield AREA Chamber of Commerce. The PACC and its members continually support each other's businesses and this was no different.
Eyes on Plainfield July 24, 2011 at 04:18 PM
No different??? I have to agree w/ mbc...couldn't the PACC support on of it's own?
Judy April 29, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Why is the winner a business not even located in Plainfield!!!??


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