This past Saturday night I had the opportunity to attend a dinner, dance, and awards presentation sponsored by the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce. I enjoyed the chance to meet and converse with area business and civic leaders. In my past year and a half as Village President, I’m continually impressed with the collaborative way I see our elected officials and chamber volunteers work together for the mutual benefit of everyone in our corner of Lake County. And the award winners this past weekend were perfect examples of this. I noted that none of the recipients this year were from Long Grove. For the next Evening of Excellence, I have it in mind to put forward some deserving nominees for “business of the year” and “citizen of the year” from our Village. Could it be you?