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DBR Chamber Award Recipients 2017
The DBR Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 16th annual Business of the Year Award was presented Fresh Thyme Farmers Market at the DBR Chamber of Commerce 92nd Annual Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
The DBR Chamber of Commerce presents this award annually to a Chamber member business that has shown outstanding service and/or products and has made a positive effect on our communities.
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market has displayed extraordinary community involvement as exemplified by their sponsorship and volunteerism at Harvest Fest for three years in a row. Fresh Thyme provides over 20 employee volunteers to roast corn and cook hot dogs that feeds over 1600 people at this annual event. Fresh Thyme donates food to the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry as well as supporting the local police and fire departments. Their commitment to our communities is also displayed in their active hiring of local employees that helps to stimulate the local economy.
In addition to the Business of the Year, the DBR Chamber of Commerce presented a Volunteer of the Year award to Donna Price, CRE8 Workshop for her outstanding volunteerism to the Chamber of Commerce. Donna’s volunteer spirit is not limited to the Chamber. For over 30 years sh has been a coordinator for the interpreting staff of the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association. She was also a Board member of the Deerfield Family Theatre for 15 years. Her giving attitude is seen in her business with her Cradles to Crayons ongoing drive for school and art supplies for children in need as well as her blanket making events for PADS Shelters.
The Chamber was pleased to present a Special Appreciation Award to Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal for her outstanding support of business in Deerfield and of the DBR Chamber of Commerce. Her willingness to always listen to small business and their needs and concerns is an outstanding asset for our community.
Please join the DBR Chamber of Commerce in congratulating the this years award recipients on their outstanding achievement.
Q&A with Deerfield Village Mayor Harriett Rosenthal and Northbrook Village President Sandy Frum