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Daily Herald 23rd Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards honors Jennifer Prell of Elderwerks
September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Eighteen local entrepreneurs will be honored at the 23rd annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards
hosted by the Daily Herald Suburban Business, in partnership with NAWBO Chicago.
The awards will be presented virtually via livestream on Thursday, September 22 at 4 p.m. Price to
attend this event is free. To register, visit: dailyherald.com/business or by using this live link: 2021
Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards Registration.
Honorees will also be profiled in a special publication of the Daily Herald Business Ledger published on
Monday, October 30.
Recipients honored in the following categories:
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
Lifetime Achievement: Sharon Falco of RE/MAX Centra, 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 Diverheart; 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