"Night of Stars" Gala Honors Exceptional Community Members


The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce members, guests and awardees dazzled during the "Night of Stars" Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 16. Hosted at the elegant Café la Cave, over 200 members of the community honored the outstanding achievements in community service of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Business of the Year Award, and Community Star Recipients.

The evening began with a champagne reception, followed by delectable four-course plated dinner accompanied by one's choice of wine, and complimentary bar service throughout the evening. A silent auction and raffle prizes added to excitement as a live performance by Serendipity brought the best contemporary pop and rock music to the event! Attendees were encouraged to wear their best Roaring 20's attire in honor of the Chamber's 90th anniversary!

Congratulations to our honorees:


James G. Argionis, Attorney, Cozen O'Connor

Madeline Dort, Student, Maine South High School


Tom and Tina Grusecki, House at Belle Plaine & Engel

Nicole Lach, Student, Maine East High School

Dr. Niki Rimbas Laskaris, Local Dentist & Community Supporter

Danny McGovern, Danny McGovern Group

Eric Nelson, Nelson Automotive, Inc

Park Ridge Bike Task Force

Kathleen Rolsing, Center of Concern

Business of the Year: The Harp & Fiddle

Life Time Honoree: Richard G. Larsen

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our generous sponsors and donors for making this event possible.


BMO Harris Bank, Dempsey Design, Kiko's Flowers & Gifts, Quinn Print, Inc., The Thomas & Christina Grusecki Foundation, & Watson Art Studio

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Ash & Willow Beauty ECO Salon & Beauty Apothecary, Anthony Valentino Salon for Hair, Blown Away the Salon, Bottle & Bottega, Art Uncorked, Bredemann Chevrolet and Toyota, Brunch Cafe, Carlucci Rosemont, Center of Concern, Christian Science Society, CorePower Yoga, Creative Walls & Spaces, Davis & Engert Dentistry, Danny McGovern - Re/Max Properties Northwest, Eastern Vitality Acupuncture, Elements Therapeutic Massage, Elliott's Seafood Grille & Chop House, Erica's Jewelry, Entertainment Cruises, Fitness Formula Clubs, Friends of the Park, Frosty Penguins/Catering Made Simple, Goldfish Swim School, Hair & Makeup Guru – Linda Russo, Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-O'Hare/Rosemont, Harry Caray's, Hill's Hallmark Shop, Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago, JC Wood, JSK Recruiting, Journal & Topics Newspaper, PRPD Police Chief Frank Kaminski, Lacquer Lounge Nail Spa, Dr. Niki Laskaris DDS, Lillyface Premium Skin Care, Lisa Kay Photography, Lynnette's School of Dance, Lynfred Winery, Maine East High School, Maine South High School, Make Room For Truman, Moretti's Ristorante & Pizzeria, Nakfoor Orthodontics, Nelson Automotive, Nonna Silvia's Trattoria & Pizzeria, North Shore Motor Works, Orangetheory Fitness, Olson's Ace Hardware, Original Pancake House, Palliser, Michael J., DPM, PC, Park Ridge Civic Orchestra, Park Ridge Community Bank, Park Ridge Community Fund, Park Ridge Financial - Rick Pucci, Park Ridge Neighbor's Magazine – Anne Scallon, Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Shakou Park Ridge, Sklena Electric, SportClips Haircuts, Tess & Woo, The Capital Grille Rosemont, The Harp & Fiddle, The House of Beauty, The Juniper Center, Thoughtful Presence, Tori Jepsen, Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski - Nicole Domico, TRULUCK'S ROSEMONT, Vive! Therapeutic Massage, Waterfall Healing, Webster Dental Edison Park, Winning Ways Marketing, WineStyles Norwood Park, & Zanies Comedy Club.

Photo Credit: Michael Watson – Watson Art Studios
Interested in purchasing full resolution photos from the evening? Contact Michael Watson at 847-269-1965 or michaelwatson@watsonartstudio.com.


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