The Park Forest Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) seeks nominees from residents, civic groups, and businesses to recognize a Park Forest business owner who is committed to community service. Do you know a Park Forest business owner who has made a difference for you or someone you know? Submit your completed nomination form to EDAG in care of the Village of Park Forest no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2018.
Past recipients of the Business Person of the Year award are: Janet Fiorenzo, Tower Cleaners; Alan Franklin, Muzicnet Performing Arts Center; Jim McDannel, Lifetime Automotive Repair; Mike Jordan, State Farm Insurance; Earl and Alia Davis, Quality Classic Health and Fitness Center; Bree Breedlove, State Farm Insurance, Yvette Jones, Patricia Moore, Patricia Moore Studio, 2017 recipient (pictured) Ed Czupryn, Park Forest Currency Exchange.
The EDAG Sam Montella Business Person of the Year award is an annual award to recognize Park Forest business owners for their contributions to the community through charitable work, service and making a difference. EDAG members are: Phillip Perkins, Chair; Bree Breedlove, Vice Chair; John Moore, Mercedes Gross, Mike Jordan, Bettie McReynolds Maurae McCants, Kreshina Ingram, and Margaret Banks. The Trustee Liaison is Mae Brandon.