2019 Small Business Awards

On August 27, 2019 Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Congressman Darin LaHood joined with the Turner Center to award ten recipients for excellence in small business success. We are pleased to recognize and celebrate the success of entrepreneurs, start-ups, rural businesses, innovators, and the people that support them. As featured below, our ten winners are dedicated to their business and are making a positive impact in the community.

Heartland Fabrication, Congerville
Startup of the Year

Bump Boxes, Peoria
Small Business of the Year

Denise Moore, Minority Business Development Center
Small Business Advocate of the Year

Morton Community Bank
Rural Community Partner of the Year

The Barn III, Goodfield
Rural Business of the Year

Jtec Industries Inc., East Peoria
New Exporter of the Year

Lux Blox, Galesburg
Innovation of the Year

Fugate Inc., Morton
Government Prime Contractor of the Year

Simformotion LLC, East Peoria
Exporter of the Year

Greater Peoria Economic Development Council
Community Partner of the Year