Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce
Dinner and Awards Presentation
January 30th, 2017
Mahomet-Seymour High School Cafeteria
The Magical world this year...so dont blink..it will disappear before your eyes....
This is an opportunity for Chamber member employers to recognize and celebrate your special employee(s) by inviting them as your guest or invite a potential new member as a guest. You will also have an opportunity below to nominate the “Business of the Year”. The criteria includes: community involvement, good stewardship, and active membership.
Heartfelt thank you goes out to the past board and an introduction of the new upcoming Chamber Board of Directors.
Business of the Year Award is given out to a deserving member.
Service Award We will also be recognizing a volunteer of the year
Dessert Auction with donations going to the MS High School Scholarship Fund. Local businesses donate the desserts for the auction.
Thank you goes to the following: Banquet Committee, Flowers donated by Mahomet IGA, High School Students from a school organization does the serving, Armark prepares the food and the Donors of all the Desserts.
Past Business of the Year
2007- Mahomet IGA
2008- Mahomet Insurance Centre
2009 – Busey Bank
2010 – USPRO
2011 – Walk Chiropractic
2012 – Fisher National Bank
2013- First Mid Illinois Bank & Savings
2014- Bridle Brook Adult Community
2015- State Farm-Darwyn Boston
2016 Business of the Year Nominees
Seth Emerson purchased the Domino’s franchise in Mahomet IL in 2015 with his wife Ramey by his side. Starting as an employee of the Dominos in Mahomet in 2001, Seth worked his way up from delivery driver all the way to Owner. From the very beginning, Seth has made it a priority to support residents, students of Mahomet-Seymour schools and local businesses. In the fall of 2015, Seth completely remodeled the current store located on Lombard Ave and he made it a priority to use local contractors and vendors.
Seth is known by several school organizations as a vital part of fund raising events. Supporting the wrestling team, high school music department and Cub Scouts are just a few of the organizations. As a current member of the Chamber Board, Seth is an active member as a leader of the Chamber as well as sponsoring many events throughout the year. The events Seth supports includes but is not limited to: Chamber Golf Network, Get Up & Go Expo and Trunk or Treat. Through his donations, fund raising partnerships and leadership in the community, Seth has become a great asset to the quality of life here in the Mahomet area.
JT Walker’s Restaurant & Brewery
Justin Taylor is a fourth generation Mahomet native, and opened JT Walker’s Restaurant & Sports Bar in July 2008. He later opened JT Walker’s Brewery in 2013. JT Walker’s is proud to have helped in the revitalization of the downtown Main Street District of Mahomet. JT Walker’s has been a Mahomet Chamber of Commerce member since 2008. We have been involved in multiple Mahomet Chamber events over the years including the Annual Golf Outing, The Christmas Walk, Tuesday Golf League, Ladies Night Out, Sangamon River Music Festival and hosting Mahomet Chamber of Commerce monthly meetings. We are a big supporter and sponsor of local athletics from grade-school aged teams up to Mahomet-Seymour High School. We also participate in a number of charity events including the MAYC Barn Dance, Untitled! - the yearly 40 North banquet that raises money for Arts & Entertainment in Champaign County, Big Brothers, Big Sisters Chocolate Extravaganza, brewing a special beer every year for Oktoberfest in Champaign that raises money for Developmental Services Center, the Mahomet Rotary Golf Outing as well as The Bulldog Open, and the Gibson City Area Hospital Foundation Golf Outing and annual Barn Dance. JT Walker’s has also been a member of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce since 2008 and owner Justin Taylor was named to the Gibson City Area Hospital Foundation Board in 2015. We are also an active member in the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild since 2013, which raises awareness about Craft Beer in the state as well as holding many beer festivals that help to support multiple charities.
The Taylor Teams at RE/MAX Realty Associates
They are quite literally a cornerstone of the Mahomet Community, and have been for more than forty years. Brothers Russ and Nick Taylor opened their first Real Estate office in the heart of downtown Mahomet in 1973 and have since relocated to the intersection of routes 150 and 47, building a beautiful new office in 2007. Longstanding supporters of both the community and its Chamber of Commerce, RE/MAX Realty Associates; Russ and Nick Taylor and its agents and staff have committed to sowing the seeds of growth and vitality in Mahomet through various projects and leadership roles, such as:
- Partners in the development of more than a dozen subdivisions
- Initiated the MSHS School Foundation Initiative
- Donated Taylor Field to the Village after providing its use for 40 years
- Funded MSHS Sports Programs through scoreboard sponsorships
- Participation in the School Mentor Program
- Sponsorship of Chamber’s Ladies Night Out
- Mahomet Auto Fest Organization & Sponsorship
- Sponsors of Mahomet Chamber After Hours
- Providing Mahomet Welcome Bags to new residents
- Provided Free Chamber Office Space for 4 years
- Assistance with Chamber Breakfast with Santa Program
- Sponsorship of Sangamon River Music Fest; Boys and Girls Club 5K, Mahomet Library Run
- Donations to support Mahomet Helping Hands
- Participation in Mahomet High School Homecoming parade and Sponsorship of Mahomet Madness (Basketball)
- Providing use of our prime corner lot to display signage/advertising for local organization’s events
RE/MAX Realty Associates; Russ and Nick Taylor, its owners, agents and staff anticipate many more years of continued support of the Mahomet community!