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Deadline: May 31

Best Under 40 Nominations

We are now accepting nominations for the 2015 class of Best Under 40! Please complete the online form to submit your nomination.

The ideal candidate is someone who is successful in his or her profession and currently involved in community service resulting in high overall impact to McHenry County. There are some cases in which a profession alone is enough of a qualification however, we are looking for individuals whose involvement, commitment, and impact to the community goes far beyond what they are paid to do.

Candidates should have achieved levels of excellence in professional and personal development. They should have a current record of involvement as a volunteer and/or board of director level in civic organizations (school system, non-profit, chamber or trade associations). Strong candidates will be a demonstrated servant leader and have solid leadership skills both professionally and personally.

The strongest candidates will both live and work in McHenry County.

About the nomination form:
Deadline is May 31, 2015.
Nominees must be under 40 as of September 1, 2015.

To see previous Best Under 40 winners, please click here

Best Under 40 Sponsors:

Presenting: Caldwell Consulting

Keynote: BMO Harris


Sunday, June 7

Best of the Fox Results!

Look for the Best of the Fox special section in your paper on Sunday, June 7.

Best of the Fox is a reader's choice contest where YOU vote for your favorites!


April 25, 2015

Chicago Football's 2015 Draft Party

The 2015 Draft Party was a great time! Check out photos from the event here


May 13, 2015

Women of Distinction

Women of Distinction identifies women who have made a difference in McHenry County and who are representative role models as leaders in their fields and communities. Honorees will be profiled in the McHenry County Magazine's May issue and recognized at an awards luncheon on May 13, 2015 at the Crystal Lake Country Club.

Congratulations to the 2015 Women of Distinction: Sue Dobbe, Rosemary Kurtz, Pam Cumpata, Denise Barreto, Colleen Geils, Denise Wasserman, Kathleen Caldwell, Karen Lavin, Rebecca Saffert, Jill Howe, Inez Young & April Dougherty, Judy Pelinski, Susan Hutchinson

Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased online at WOD2015.eventbrite.com. Full tables of 8 can be reserved in advance by contacting Meredith, mschaefer@shawmedia.com or 815-526-4416

Women of Distinction is sponsored by:

Presenting Sponsor BMO Harris

Keynote Sponsor Studio 2015 Jewelry

Luncheon Sponsor Caldwell Consulting Group

Major Sponsor Mario Tricoci

Floral Sponsor Apple Creek Flowers

Photography provided by From Me 2 you Photography


Shaw Media offers businesses unique sponsorship opportunities targeting a variety of potential customers. Sponsorships are limited! Don't miss out! To see the Northwest Herald Events and Sponsor Video, click here!

For more information or to secure a sponsorship, please contact our marketing department. LeeAnn Atwood at latwood@shawmedia.com or Meredith Schaefer at mschaefer@shawmedia.com .

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