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 2021/2022:

Milestones – Community Commitment

  • DeMotte United Methodist Church – 135 years
  • DeMotte Christian Schools – 75 years
  • Brothers Broadcasting – 35 years
  • Grace Church – 30 years

Business Achievement Award recipients 2020:

Business Persons of the Year

  • Rodney Urbano – Town & Country Paving
  • Cyndi Urbano – New Millennium Mortgage

Non-Profit of the Year – DeMotte United Methodist Church

Business Achievement Award recipients 2019:

Dobson Chiropractic Center – Business Enhancement
Another Season – Business Enhancement
DeBoer Family Eye Care – Business Enhancement
KV Womens Club – Non-Profit of the Year
McColly Real Estate – Chamber Business of the Year
Jasper County REMC – Community Contribution

Norm Chappel – Lifetime Achievement Award
Pat Kopanda – Lifetime Achievement Award

DSB Wealth Management – 20 years of service in DeMotte
Oak Grove Christian Retirement Village – 20 years of service in DeMotte
McColly Real Estate – 45 years of service
Hollandale Builders – 50 Years of service in DeMotte
Ci Insurance – 65 years of service

Business Achievement Award recipients 2018:

DSB Wealth Management – Business Enhancement
DeMotte Carpet – Business Enhancement
Infinity Fitness – Business Enhancement
Oak Grove Christian Retirement Village – Business Enhancement
Kentucky Fried Chicken – Business Enhancement
Kapers Building Materials – Business Enhancement
Fieldhouse Ford, Jeep, Ram, Dodge Chrysler – Business Enhancement
Walgreens – Customer Service
McColly Real Estate – Community Service
Town of DeMotte & DeMotte Police Dept. – Outstanding Community Service
Infinity Fitness – 10 years of service in DeMotte
Another Season Floral & Gifts – 20 years of service in DeMotte
Jasper County Airport – 85 years of service
American Legion – 100 years of service
Cheever’s Towing & Recovery – 135 years of service in DeMotte
Grand Marshals – Friends of DeMotte Parks; Leann Doffin, Jenny Jonkman, Silviya Stout

Non-Profit of the Year – DeMotte Public Library

Business of the Year – DeMotte State Bank

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 viagra preise deutschland – 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