Chamber Honors Twenty-Three

The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their 20th annual Business and Community Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, October 12 at the Pekin Country Club.  The chamber’s Member First Committee coordinated the luncheon, which was sponsored by Homefield Energy, Pekin Community Bank, Pekin Insurance, Pekin Trophy House & Engraved Gifts, The Greenhouse Flower Shoppe, and UnityPoint Health. 

Recognition was given to twenty-three area businesses and organizations in several different categories:  new ownership or management; new business or building; additional employees; major retraining effort; new technology or major equipment investment; other business improvements; and, community involvement.

The speaker at the luncheon was Jerry Hall, owner and chairman, and Tom Hornstein, President and CEO, of Excalibur Seasoning Company.  They told the story of the local company founded in 1986 and some of the reasons for their growth and success.    

Chamber Board President Becky Saban closed the program by thanking the audience for their support and their recognition of the accomplishments of others.  She noted the importance of the local chamber and the long history of the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce.

The twenty-three businesses and organizations recognized for their achievements in the past year were:

·         Associated Bank

·         BodyWealth Massage

·         Cape Cod Village Apartments

·         Classy Girl Boutique.

·         Dan Pfeifer State Farm

·         Debbie Fornoff Interior Design and Draperies

·         Farnsworth Group

·         Good Shepherd Lutheran School

·         Heartland Health Services

·         Inspired Style Salon & Boutique

·         OSF Center for Health – Pekin

·         Illinois American Water Company

·         Pekin Animal Hospital

·         Pekin Insurance

·         Pekin Public Library

·         Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory LLC

·         Slight Edge Coaching

·         South Side Bank

·         Steger’s Furniture

·         The Salvation Army of Pekin

·         UnityPoint Health

·         Vinyl Art Studio

·         YWCA Pekin

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