“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 11, 2017, at Park Ridge Chamber member, Cafe La Cave in Des Plaines. Approximately 240 people attended the magical evening included a champagne reception, passed hor d'oeuvres, a delicious four course dining experience, raffle prizes, and a silent auction. As the evening concluded, guests danced the night away to the tunes of Scream Blue.

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors: 

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children's Hospital
  • Dempsey Design
  • Kiko's Flowers & Gifts
  • Presence Health
  • Quinn Print, Inc.
  • Re/Max Properties Northwest - Danny McGovern
  • Summit of Uptown
  • Watson Art Studio



The 2017 Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors: Bottom Left: David Arena, DiMonte & Lizak, LLC.; Matt Coyne, Chamber President, E.J. Coyne & Co; Linda Russo; Hair & Makeup Guru; Gail Haller, Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce; Michael Palliser, Michael J. Palliser, DPM, PC; Paula Besler, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital; Jo Ann Flynn, Village Bank & Trust;  Eric Nelson, Nelson Automotive; Mary Wynn Ryan, Winning Ways Marketing; Shawn Cook, SAGE Private Wealth Group; Curt Edlund, Larsen & Edlund;  Ann Witek, State Farm; Emily Wilderman, WineStyles Park Ridge; and Marko Ratic, North Shore Motor Works.

Not Pictured: Joe Campagna, Grant Merchant Services; Sheila Duda, TeaLula; and Joshua Nichols, Unbound Technology

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