Daily Herald Suburban Business honors Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards winners

Daily Herald Report
Posted9/25/2022 1:00 AM

Daily Herald Suburban Business recognized several local business leaders Thursday in a Facebook Live event for the annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards.

Honorees will also be profiled in a special publication of the Daily Herald Suburban Business published on Oct. 30.


• Early Stage: Jim Blankshain of American K9 Heroes

• Growth: Amy Wilhelmi of Balance Wellness Collective

• Innovation: William Lichtfuss of Illinois Window Shade; Maureen Longoria of LivNow; Keith Wakeman of SuperBetter

• Lifetime Achievement: Sharon Falco of RE/MAX Central, The Sharon Falco Group

• Outstanding Service to Entrepreneurs: Joseph Cassidy of College of DuPage & Innovation DuPage; Nasutsa Mabwa and Sam Simon of ServiceMaster by Simon

• Regional Spirit: Joe Buchholz of Buck Services Inc.; Jim Elliott of Diveheart; Jennifer Prell of Elderwerks

• Young Entrepreneurs: Sarah Dickinson of Dickinson Strategy & Consulting LLC; Jacqueline Ruiz of Fig Factor Media; Ashley Wilhelm of Allegra Marketing Print & Signs

Daily Herald Suburban Business is the leading provider of business news and information about businesses and the economy in suburban Chicago.

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