2019 Best of Gurnee Awards go to:

Honey Orthodontics Pay It Forward Award: Honey Orthodontics

Mission BBQBringing Me Home Award: Mission BBQ    

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Best of Gurnee - Fall 2019

What is it?

Best of Gurnee started in 2016 as a business recognition campaign that awards and recognizes businesses, large and small, national and local, for exemplary contributions to building and bettering our wonderful community! Businesses may be nominated in two categories - Paying It Forward and Bringing Me Home - described in the nomination form below.

When is it?

This nomination form may be submitted at any time throughout the year, and nominees will be recognized for their efforts via the Village’s communication channels (social media, website, newsletter). Overall winners will be selected from among the nominees to receive a Best of Gurnee award, presented by Mayor Kristina Kovarik annually, at the Mayor's Business Luncheon hosted by the Village of Gurnee Chamber of Commerce.

How do I nominate?

(1)   Complete the fillable form below. Save the file and email to Ellen Dean, Economic Development Director. Feel free to attach photos or other supporting documentation to your email. To be eligible for fall awards, please submit form by November 1, 2019!


(2)   Print this form and return it via fax or post to: Ellen Dean, Economic Development Director.   Fax:  (847) 623-9475     USPS:  Village of Gurnee, 325 N. O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee, IL 60031


(3)   Send a letter (and supporting documentation) to the addresses above.

Who can nominate?

Anyone – individuals, businesses, or organizations – may submit nominations, and there is no limit. Self-nominations by businesses are welcomed; tell us your story!


Best of Gurnee Award Recipients

Mission BBQ
Honey Orthodontics
Nothing Bunt Cakes
Salutos of Gurnee
Timothy O'Toole's
The Shipping Point
Six Flags Great America