The DeKalb Chamber Partnership Announces 24 Duesy Award Finalists

Published: October 5, 2021

On Tuesday, October 5th at 10 am, the DeKalb Chamber Partnership with EVENT SPONSORS, 3Rivers Federal Credit Union announced the 24 finalists for the 2021 Duesy Awards.

The Duesy Awards will be held on Thursday, November 11th, at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automotive Museum, where the winners will be announced.

St. Martin’s Healthcare Inc. was selected as a “Nonprofit Of The Year" finalist for the first time in clinic history. Additionally, among the finalists, many are associated with the clinic. Most notably, the clinic’s veteran Executive Director of 16 years, Tammy Stafford, RN BSN, was nominated as a “Seasoned Professional of the Year” finalist.

Likewise, current Board Member Tyler Cleverly of the United Way DeKalb, Inc. was nominated as a “Young Professional of the Year” finalist. Recently departed SMHC Board Member and Financial Chair, Al Wleklinski, was nominated as a finalist for the “Allen Graber Citizen Award”.

Regardless of the outcome, we are honored to be mentioned with such outstanding and renowned educators, community members, business leaders, and organizations!

Thank you to the DeKalb Chamber Partnership for the opportunity and for hosting the annual event. From all of us at SMHC, best of luck to all the twenty-four finalists! Your hard work has paid off and this acknowledgment is well deserved.