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
Premier Designs Jewelry/Karen Kazmierski
R&R Automotive/Ken Ruff
Re/Max Action/Tammy Barvian
The Word Pro/Sandy Ketcham
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.