Niles Night of Roses - Friday April 24, 2020

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 raffles 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 $3000 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!

Time To Nominate Award Winners!

The Niles Chamber of Commerce is NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS for the eight awards below. Please consider a business or individual who best exemplifies each of these awards.  Nominations must be submitted to the Niles Chamber of Commerce by Friday, January 31, 2020.

NEW THIS YEAR: Three nominees will be identified for each category (except the Living Legend Award) and the Community will then get the chance to VOTE ON EACH WINNER! All nominees must either reside in the Village of Niles or work at a Niles business or in a Niles district. Multiple nominations are permitted but limit one nominee entry.


2019 Award Winners!


Bob Wordel Living Legend Award      

2019 Winner: Joe Bialko

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.



Ken Scheel Chamber Member of the Year Award     

2019 Winner: Chuck Hartogh

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



 Corporate Citizen of the Year Award   

2019 Winner: Steven Vinezeano

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.



 Niles Citizen of the Year Award     

2019 Winner: Roxanne & Rainer Weinberg

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



Small Business of the Year Award     

2019 Winner: Howard Street Inn

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



Public Safety Excellence Award     

2019 Winner: Officer Noe Hernandez

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.



Dedication to Youth Excellence Award     

2019 Winners: Robert & Jennifer Wirtz

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



Distinguished Voluntary Service Award     

2019 Winner: Rosamin Bhanpuri

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.