Morton Venture Award

The Morton Venture Award is annually awarded to a Morton business owner who has made a significant community impact.

The Morton Venture Award recognizes a Morton business owner who has made a significant impact on the community and the people they employ through their business leadership, growth, and innovation. Nominations for the award are accepted in November and the award is presented to the winner during the Morton EDC’s Annual Symposium in March.

Morton Venture Award Winners

2022 – Brad Kniep, American Rentals
2021 – Bob Dittmer, Business and Community Development 

2020 – Bobby Hambrick, AutonomouStuff
2019 – David Mills, David Mills, CPA
2018 – Tim Leman, Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat
2017 – Sam Parrott, Season’s Gastropub and Development
2016 – Mike Murphy, Mike Murphy Ford
2015 – Phil Kuhl, Kuhl Insurance
2014 – Carol Lindstrom Aupperle, Oak Lawn Estates
2013 – Tom Marchal, The Iona Group
2012 – Jean Ann and Gordon Honegger, Morton Community Bank
2011 – Bill Morton, Morton Development
2010 – Katie VandenBerg, Eli’s Coffee Shop
2009 – Tom Menold, Morton Construction and Restoration

Congratulations to Brad Kniep for winning
the 2022 Venture Award!