Niles Night of Roses - Friday April 26, 2019

Niles Night of Roses

A Tribute to Home Grown Success

Once a year the Niles Community gathers to  honor outstanding talent and service in our community!  This is an evening filled with family, friends and fun!  We begin with drinks and live music, followed by dancing and dinner.  Throughout the evening awards are presented to members of our community.  These awards range from Dedication to Youth Excellence, Niles Citizen of the Year and more (the complete list can be found below).  Also awarded this evening are two $4000 scholarships to well deserving high school seniors from our community.  The evening wraps up with the drawing of the $5000 cash raffle, which helps to support these scholarships.  We encourage you to do several things: nominate someone for an award, purchase a raffle ticket, grab your friends and join us for a fun filled evening!

Nominate someone for an award!

Deadline to submit nomination is Monday, February 11, 2019

The Niles Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the eight awards listed below. Consider a business or individual who best exemplifies each of these awards. Nominations must be submitted to the Niles Chamber of Commerce office by Monday, February 11, 2019. Winners will be contacted by March 15, 2019. All decisions made by the awards committee are final. All nominees must either reside in the Village of Niles or work at a Niles business or in a Niles district.  Only one nominee per form. Download the form below.

All award winners will be honored at the Niles Night of Roses – Tribute to Home Grown Success Event on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Bob Wordel Living Legend Award      2018 Winner: John Jekot

Purpose: To distinguish an individual who is larger than life. This person’s accomplishments and personality define him or her as a true “character” toward a life of service and leadership.

Criteria: The individual’s life accomplishments will be considered not just most recent. Their dedication and achievements match their spirit and character.


Ken Scheel Chamber Member of the Year Award      2018 Winner: Paul Ayala

Purpose: Recognize a Niles Chamber member who has consistently made contributions to the success and welfare of the Niles Chamber.

Criteria: Must be a current member and in good standing with the Chamber.


 Corporate Citizen of the Year Award     2018 Winner: Golf Mill Ford

Purpose: To recognize a business that has demonstrated a social responsibility to the community to improve the quality of life and raise the standards for  living and working in Niles.

Criteria: Company must be a Niles Chamber member for at least three years.


 Niles Citizen of the Year Award     2018 Winner: Mansi Bodalia

Purpose: To distinguish a Niles citizen who shows an unwavering committed to the Niles community.

Criteria: The individual will be chosen for the outstanding achievement outside their business activity. Achievements must be in a field positively affecting the well-being of Niles community. The most recent achievements (last two years) should be emphasized.


Small Business of the Year Award     2018 Winner: Dear Franks

Purpose: To recognize a small business that has made significant contributions to our local economic growth and to honor their successes.

Criteria: Company must be a Niles Chamber member.


Public Safety Excellence Award     2018 Winner: Office John Gaba, Jordan Brandwien & John Monoscalco

Purpose: To distinguish an individual who goes above and beyond the job he/she is paid to perform to ensure public safety.  Achievements must be in a field positively affecting the well-being of Niles community whether in their paid role or voluntary.

Criteria: A police officer, fire fighter, public servant or any individual who has made exceptional strides to enhance and protect the community.


Dedication to Youth Excellence Award     2018 Winner: Peggie Maniscalco

Purpose: To distinguish an individual who fosters a positive environment to teach, educate, instruct, counsel or inspire our youth.

Criteria: Any individual who demonstrates a unique ability to improve or advance the life of a young person through teaching, coaching, instruction or mentoring.


Distinguished Voluntary Service Award     2018 Winner: Kathleen Jarems

Purpose: To distinguish an individual who gives of their time and talents to enhance the quality of life in the community. Their work leaves a positive impact on those they help.

Criteria: Any individual who  does not receive compensation for their efforts.


Nominate Now

Raffle Tickets

For just $100 you get the chance to win $5000 or if you are second or third place you win $1000.

Talk about return on investment!

Besides the winnings you get the chance to help support some outstanding Niles students!

Raffle Tickets will be available in 2019!

Purchase Tickets

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning in 2019.