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Celebrating Elgin through Annual Image Awards

Celebrating Elgin through Annual Image Awards

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The Enhancing Elgin Committee of the Elgin Development Group is seeking nominations for this year’s esteemed annual Elgin Image Awards. This prestigious recognition program honors individuals, projects, and organizations that have made a significant impact on Elgin through their time, talents, actions, and unwavering dedication.  

Nomination forms are available at, or can be picked up at the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce office at 31 S. Grove in Elgin. Nominations are due by Friday, September 22 at 5:00pm. 

“We encourage our community members to nominate individuals, businesses, and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to enhancing the City of Elgin,” said Carol Gieske, President & CEO, Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce. “Our Enhancing Elgin Committee is dedicated and honored to highlight their contributions and have this opportunity to recognize them through our Elgin Image Awards.”

Do you know a woman or non-binary individual in the Elgin area that has demonstrated qualities of leadership and commitment to excellence in any of the above categories?  Now is the time to nominate them for a YWCA Elgin Leader Luncheon Award and the prestige of joining a group of dynamic leaders who have received recognition. 

Awards are available in seven distinctive categories:

• Professional Rockstar: Individuals who significantly improved Elgin’s image through their professional achievements, whether through lifelong dedication or emerging leadership.

• Volunteer Extraordinaire: Individuals who have had a profound impact on Elgin’s image, either through long-term contributions or as emerging leaders.

• Gamechanger Projects: Specific community projects that have positively influenced Elgin’s image, showcasing innovation, creativity, and positive change.

• Creating a Difference Groups: Outstanding organizations or businesses that have contributed significantly to enhancing Elgin’s image through their dedicated efforts.

• Green Initiative/Sustainable Business of the Year: Businesses or initiatives that demonstrated exceptional commitment to environmental sustainability, contributing to a greener and more sustainable Elgin.

• Excellence in DEI or Building Equity: Individuals, projects, or organizations showing outstanding dedication to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in Elgin, fostering a more harmonious and inclusive community.

• Youth Service Project: An inspiring youth-led service project by individuals aged 21 and under, showcasing the potential of young minds in shaping a better future for Elgin.

The Elgin Image Awards will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 from 4:30 to 6:00pm at the Gail Borden Public Library at 270 N. Grove in Elgin.

For more information on the Elgin Image Awards, contact Carol Gieske, at or (847)741-5660.

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