Award Recipients

Throughout the year the McLean County Chamber of Commerce honors select individuals and businesses for their contributions to the business community in McLean County. The most recent award recipients will be posted here to highlight their efforts!



2016 Business Excellence Awards
(Click each award winner to see their finalist video)


Award Name Recipient
Legacy of Excellence Jerome Maddox
Nonprofit Excellence Faith in Action
Green Excellence Henson Disposal & Recycling
Micro Business Excellence Specs Around Town
Small Business Excellence First Farmers State Bank
Large Business Excellence McDonald's Restaurants


2016 ATHENA Leadership Award

Linda Healy, WGLT Radio


2017 Top Administrative Professional Award

Beth Madigan, IWU


2016 Agriculture Awards
(Click each award winner to see more information)


Award Name Recipient
Outstanding Conservationist Brian Carlson
Emerging Leader in Agriculture Justin Rickard
Outstanding Young Farmer TJ Weber
McLean County Farmer of the Year Paul Schuler
Outstanding Person in Agribusiness Greg Bane
Outstanding Service to Agriculture John Olson


Andy Butler Ambassador of the Year

J.R. Lelm


2016 LMC Alumni of the Year

Steve Schroeder