Chamber honors community leaders
DeKALB – The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce inducted two members into its hall of fame and recognized retiring Northern Illinois University President Dr. John Peters with the 2013 Community Pride Award at the Chamber Annual Meeting Jan. 31.
The DeKalb Chamber Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs, business leaders and volunteers focused on DeKalb and the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce in their successes and volunteerism. Each year the chamber asks its members to nominate individuals for the hall of fame. This year, the chamber honored Frank Roberts and Jerry Smith.
Roberts is an executive vice president at Castle Bank and has been involved in a variety of roles in DeKalb. He is probably best known for his work as president of Re:New DeKalb. Roberts has also served on the boards and committees of the Kishwaukee College Foundation, DeKalb County Community Foundation, DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation, City of DeKalb, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, DeKalb School District 428, Cornerstone Christian Academy and Jacob Haish Foundation. He has helped to move the community forward in many important ways and continues to strive for excellence in everything he does and for the DeKalb community.
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