The Evanston Chamber of Commerce recognized civic leadership in Evanston at its 90th annual meeting, held on June 2 at the Hilton Orrington Hotel.
Chris Mailing, the owner of Turin Bicycle, received the annual NorthShore Community Bank & Trust Small Businessperson of the Year Award. Gerald Gully, executive director of Shore Community Services Inc., received the NorthShore University HealthSystem Public Service/Nonprofit Award, and Bob and Marian Kurz, co-owners of Kurz & Company, received the Best Buy Community Leadership Award.
Mr. Mailing, originally from England, has owned Turin Bicycle since 2004. He also founded the NorthShore University HealthSystem Grand Prix, held in mid-July, which attracts top cyclists from all over the world.
Mr. Gulley has been with Shore for 40 years and has been its guiding light for the past 33. The non-profit social service agency offers 400 people with disabilities in Evanston, Skokie and Morton Grove a full range of supports and services.
Since putting down roots in Evanston 36 years ago, the Kurzes have contributed countless volunteer hours to Evanston organizations.
More than 250 people attended the dinner and awards ceremony.