McHenry County Economic Development (MCEDC) announced the 2012 Business Champion Award winners at the MCEDC Annual Dinner October 11th, 2012.
Pictured L-R: Gary Overbay, Chairman of MCEDC, Scott Lemajeur, President of Impact Plastics, John Bilik, President of All-Rite Spring Company, Tom Bolger, CEO & President of Chroma Corporation, Pam Cumpata, President of MCEDC.
For the past five years, MCEDC has recognized outstanding companies who have positively contributed to McHenry County’s economy and who have exhibited business acumen and vision. Judging is conducted by a panel of 9 independent and unbiased business leaders residing outside of McHenry County. Pam Cumpata, President of MCEDC commented “ McHenry County is fortunate to have so many outstanding companies. There were 28 business champion nominations with 14 finalists.” The 2012 Business Champions were presented their awards by Rick Stephens, Senior VP of The Boeing Company and keynote speaker at the Annual Dinner and by Gary Overbay, MCEDC Chairman of the Board.
Impact Plastics, Huntley was selected in Category 1 (less than 25 employees). Faced with challenges of raw material price increases, they found a way to use recycled plastics in their manufacturing process.
In the mid-size company category of 25 to 100 employees, All-Rite Spring Company, Spring Grove is the 2012 Business Champion. This company is in the process of expanding their facilities and during their recent groundbreaking every single employee was engaged in the important ground breaking ceremony and with their own ‘shovels in the ground’. This single act of inclusion reinforced the company’s corporate belief that their by having employees as true part of the team, they become engaged and an integral part of the company’s success.
Chroma Corporation, McHenry is the winner in the large category (over 100 employees). This company has been doing business in McHenry County for over 40 years and has been growing at twice the rate of other companies within their industry. During the last two years, they invested in thirteen new pieces of equipment. They also believe in helping to educate the future workforce and have sponsored a grant for a student at McHenry County College.
Pictured L-R: Scott Lemajeur, President of Impact Plastics, John Bilik, President of All-Rite Spring Company, Tom Bolger, CEO & President of Chroma Corporation
McHenry County Economic Development Corporation congratulates each of our finalists and our 2012 Business Champions.