Chamber Award Recipients

The DeMotte Chamber of Commerce recognizes that a healthy and flourishing business climate just doesn’t happen by itself. It requires foresight, encouragement, and risk. And along with that, it takes a close relationship with a foreword looking town administration. It takes a welcome and pleasing appearance beginning with the Main Street and sidewalks. It requires shopping center owners with a pride in their properties. It demands business owners go that extra mile for their customers as well as for their employees.


In that light, our Board has established the Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Award. Our purpose is to recognize and encourage valuable contributions made by business entities or individuals that enhance the DeMotte business community and local economy.


Business Achievement Award recipients 2017:

Jasper County Economic Development & Tourism – Community Support

Leestma Healthcare – Business Expansion and Improvement

Frazier Funeral Home – Business Improvement

AVA + Technologies – Business Improvement

Wiers Chevrolet – Cadillac – GMC – Unique and Innovative Marketing

Republic Services – Community Involvement

Doug Gutwein – Community Involvement

Varsity Sports – Chamber Support

Oak Grove Christian Retirement Village – Distinguished Reputation

Threads Apparel – Outstanding Customer Service

Yesteryear’s Meats & Catering – Outstanding Customer Service

Another Season Floral & Gifts – Outstanding Customer Service

Smile Your Best Dental – 25 years of service in DeMotte (since 1992)

Schultz Auto Sales – 55 years of service in DeMotte (since 1962)

KV Post-News – 85 years of service in DeMotte (since 1932)

DeMotte State Bank – 100 year of service in DeMotte (since 1917)

Sandy Pines Golf Club – Visible support to local events

Jasper County REMC – Visible support to local events

Hamstra Group – Visible support to local events

Belstra Milling – Visible support to local events


Business Achievement Award recipients 2016:

MountainTops – Outstanding Service since 2006

Andree Builders – Outstanding Service since 1976

Wiers – Outstanding Service since 1956

Sandy Pines – Business Expansion & Remodel

Fase-Kaluf Appliances – Business Expansion & Relocation

Belstra Milling – Business Expansion

Fieldhouse Ford – Business Remodel

Oak Ridge Jewelers – Business Remodel & Community Involvement

Anderson Outdoor Power – Business Enhancements & Rebranding

Century 21 Affiliated – Community Involvement

Countryside Realty – Community Involvement

Jordy –n- Jax BBQ – Community Involvement

Republic Services – Community Involvement

Twist & Smile Balloons – Community Involvement

Smile Your Best Dental – Community Involvement

State Farm Insurance, Dave Long – Community Involvement

NITCO – Community Involvement

Jasper County REMC – Community Involvement

KV Post-News – Community Support

KV Electric – Community Support

Walgreens – Community Involvement

McColly Real Estate – Community Involvement

NIPSCO – Community Involvement

DeMotte State Bank – Community Involvement


Business Achievement Award recipients 2015:

NIPSCO – community involvement

DeMotte State Bank – community involvement

Kapers Building Materials – remodel

Drees & Associates – Membership Support & Community Involvement

McColly Real Estate – community involvement

Hamstra Builders – our new Chamber office and Community Involvement

Jarrette Investigation – community involvement

Walgreens – community involvement

Family Express – community involvement & 40 years of service

Watkins – Deuanna Schlink – community involvement

Travel Centers of America/ Country Pride Restaurant – community involvement

Jonkman Garage – 55 years of service

Ace Hardware – 55 years of service

Hansen & Associates – 25 years of service

Culligan – 30 years of service

Frazier Funeral Home – 85 years of service

Purple Door Salon & Spa – 10 years of service


Business Achievement Award recipients for 2014:

Financial Arts, Inc – 40 years of Service

Fieldhouse Ford – 50 years of Service

Belstra Milling Co. – 60 years of Service

Castongia’s John Deere – 75 years of Service

Ferrellgas – 75 years of Service

Boissy’s Auto Appearance & Accessory Center – Updating business appearance

Bub’s BBQ – Business Enhancement & Expansion

DQ Grill & Chill – Business Enhancement

Faith Lutheran Church – Business Enhancement & Expansion

Fair Oaks Farms – Business Enhancement & Expansion

Walgreens – Outstanding Community Involvement

Yesteryears Meats & Catering – Business Enhancement


Business Achievement Award recipients for 2013:

Wiers Chevrolet/Cadillac/GMC – Expansion and remodeling

Jasper County REMC – 75 years of outstanding service

Gutwein-Kooy Insurance Agency – Remodeling and improvements

Donis CPA – Remodeling and improvements

New Millennium Mortgage – Remodeling and improvements

Another Season Floral & Gifts – Relocating and Remodeling

Curves of DeMotte – Outstanding Service

Porter Regional Hospital – Expansion and updating their business facility

Fagen Pharmacy – Community involvement

Oak Grove Christian Retirement Village – Expansion


Business Achievement Award recipients for 2012:

Tysens Family Market – Business Enhancements

DeMotte Carpet – Business Expansion and remodel

Fair Oaks Farms – Community Involvement

ALCO – Business Enhancements

Walgreens – Outstanding Community Involvement

NITCO – Outstanding Community Involvement


Business Achievement Award recipients for 2011:

Tysens Family Market

DeMotte Carpet

Fair Oaks Farms


Business Achievement Award recipients for 2010:

Alco Department Store

The Golden Touch

Threads Apparel

Varsity Sports


Business Achievement Award recipients for 2009:

Carolina House Furniture – Beautification

McColly Real Estate – Beautification


Business Achievement Award recipients for 2008:

Ace Hardware

DeBoer Family Eyecare

KV Electric

Attorney Robert Gabrielse

Town & Country Paving

Van Keppel Redi-Mix

Yesteryear’s Meat & Specialty Shoppe


Business Achievement Award recipients for 2007:

Cheever’s Towing & Recovery

Countryside Landscape & Garden Center

Dave Long State Farm Insurance & Financial Services

Frazier Funeral Home

Kaper’s Building Materials

New Millennium Mortgage

Sandy Pines Golf Club