“A Night of Stars” Annual Gala recognizes and honors our Community Stars for their outstanding achievements in community service. The Community Star Awards go to individuals, businesses, and organizations who have gone above and beyond the call of duty by volunteering time, talent and/or resources to the community; implement sustainable change for the benefit of our community; or leave an exceptional, lasting lifetime impression as someone others admire and respect. 

"A Night of Stars" was held on February 16, 2020, at Park Ridge Chamber member, Cafe La Cave in Des Plaines. Approximately 185 people attended the magical evening which included a delicious four course dinner, live music by Peter Oprisko, a dance performance by Fred Astaire, and an abundance of raffle and silent auction prizes.

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors: 

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Dempsey Design
  • Kiko's Flowers & Gifts
  • The Tom & Christina Grusecki Foundation
  • Mossell Holistic
  • Razak Commercial Capital
  • Quinn Print, Inc.
  • Watson Art Studio



The 2020 Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Bottom Row (L-R): Paul Swanson, Baird & Warner; Ann Witek, State Farm Insurance; 2020 President Marko Ratic, North Shore Motor Works; Janet Long, Fitness Formula Clubs Park Ridge; Linda Russo, Hair & Makeup Guru; Dr. Michael Palliser, Podiatrist 
Middle Row (L-R): Gail Haller, Executive Director; Anne Scallon, Park Ridge Neighbors Magazine; Curtis Edlund, Larsen, Edlund, & Ernest PC
Top Row (L-R): Dick Barton, RLB Creative; Eric Nelson, Nelson Automotive; Steve Judge, Judge, James, Hoban & Fisher, LLC. 


Not Pictured: Shawn Cook, Advocate Wealth Management; Matt Coyne, E.J. Coyne & Co.; Anna Wasyliw, BMO Harris Bank; John McNabola, Center of Concern; Emily Wilderman, WineStyles Norwood Park
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