An Evanston Chamber signature event, the Annual Celebration and Awards is an evening dedicated to the ingenuity, perseverance and resolve of our entrepreneurial and innovative business owners, with their staff, that comprise Evanston’s dynamic business community together with our not-for-profits and the City of Evanston.

This year’s celebration takes place on Jan. 24 at the Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston.

Jill Kushner Bishop, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Multilingual Connections, is the Businessperson of the Year.

Neil Gambow,
 Chair of the Mayor’s Employment Advisory Council was voted the Community Leadership Person of the Year, and the Nonprofit Person of the Year is Michele Berg, Deputy Secretary General of Rotary International.