Behind every great business, there is a gem!
Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills Chamber of Commerce (GLMV) is proud to announce its 2020 GEM award recipients
for their outstanding support of business and community, despite the challenges of the past year.
The awards were presented at the GLMV Virtual Annual Membership & Recognition Gala, "A Gem of An Evening..."
held February 18, 2021.
• GLMV WOW! AWARD
GLMV Chairman 2018-2020 and WOW! Women’s Network Group Chair Karen Kay Lavris, Glacier Ice Arena,
for unending energy, enthusiasm, and leadership.
• GLMV MOB MEN OF BUSINESS AWARD
Brian Mattey, Generation Painting, Inc., for providing honest quality professional services and exceptional customer experiences,
and positive contributions to community.
• GLMV COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Mike Aukerman, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen- VH, for hosting several Red Cross Blood Drives,
plus support and leadership in GLMV programs and activities.
• GLMV “Make A Difference” AWARD
Shelley Lazarus, Snarf Foods, for Snacks for the Troops and other community support programs.
• GLMV CREATIVE AWARD
Paul Fiorelli, Fiorelli Graphics & Printing, for enhancing business awareness with exceptionally innovative art and branding expertise.
• GLMV ROUNDTABLE AWARD
Bruce Himmelblau, Blue Sky Video, GLMV social media guru at GLMV monthly roundtables.
• LAKE COUNTY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AWARD
Dr. Mike & Jen Hartlett, Integral Medical & Rehab - VH, for your LCYP leadership and spirit.
• GLMV HERO OF THE YEAR AWARD
Matt Primack, Advocate Condell Medical Center, whose medical professionals and first responders are true heroes.
• STEPHANIE SMITH HOWARD VOLUNTEER AWARD - Lars Rasmussen, World Financial Group.
The Chamber also recognized our four villages for the awesome programs, partnership, and support
provided every day to our communities.
Award Sponsors: Carmel Catholic High School, Generation Painting, Inc., and Todd Renihan.
Congratulations to all!