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Jersey Mike’s ‘Business of 
the Year’ in Algonquin/LITH

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Shown at the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Awards Dinner are (from left): Theresa Sakas, chamber board chairwoman; Angel Castro, owner of All Star Taxi & Transport, New Business of the Year; Denise Benages, Volunteer of the Year; Mark Michalak owner of Jersey Mike's Subs in Lake in the Hills, Business of the Year; and Sandy Oslance, chamber president.

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Jersey Mike’s Subs in Lake in the Hills was named as Business of the Year by at the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce’s Awards Dinner at Boulder Ridge Country Club in Lake in the Hills. 

All Star Taxi & Transport in Lake in the Hills received the award for New Business of the Year, and Denise Benages of HR Midwest was named as Volunteer of the Year.

Also nominated for Business of the Year were Diamond Physical Therapy in Algonquin and VanderWeit Chiropractic in Algonquin. Nominees for New Business of the Year included Intrigue Fitness in Lake in the HIlls and Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store and Donation Center in Algonquin. Nominees for Volunteer of the Year included Viki Hettinger of Wintrust Mortgage and Roberta Wajrowski of RCW Tax Services.

More than 120 chamber members and guests attended the Feb. 1 event. A live auction raised more than $2,400 to benefit the chamber’s Foundation, and a silent auction raised more than $1,400 to benefit chamber programs and services.

“It is through the efforts of the Dinner Committee and our sponsors that our chamber continues to host such incredible events,” said Theresa Sakas, board chair and owner of Total Wellness a Shalkee Distributor. Members of the Dinner Committee included Nicole Prihoda of Kumon & Dream Getaways by Nicole, Sue Bazdor of Algonquin/Lake In the Hills Jaycees, Mary Caporale of Algonquin Bank & Trust, Donna Johnson of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Toni Savadel of Toni’s Serendipity Party & Event Planning, and Roberta Wajrowski of RCW Tax Services.

Sponsors were Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital (Event Sponsor), RCW Tax Services, Algonquin Bank & Trust, Castle Bank, Centegra Health System, and Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle. 

For more information about the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills chamber and events, call 847-658-5300 or visit


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