Each year The Lockport Chamber of Commerce recognizes local businesses, business owners and volunteers that have helped make improvements to the Lockport Community.

2022 Nominations

The Lockport Chamber of Commerce will be accepting nominations for the Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and the Adelmann Improvement Award.

Please take a few moments to nominate someone who deserves to be recognized for this award.

Please fax to (815) 838-2653 or email forms to office@lockportchamber.com.

Adelmann Improvement Award


The Lockport Chamber of Commerce wishes to recognize a business which has demonstrated excellence in the following categories:

  • Creativity and initiative in their business or profession
    Providing valuable service by contributing time and energy to promote and improve the quality of life for others in the community.
  • Growth in the number of employees, sales or other criteria of success in its industry.
  • Financially or charitably supported/promoted Chamber events and activities consistently during the year.

Any nominated business must be a member in good standing of the Lockport Chamber.

Past Winners
Port Noir Wine & Martini Bar, 2017
Sizzles Restaurant, 2016
Hollingworth Candies, 2015
Naked Sprout/Gawea Yoga, 2014
Mamma Onesta’s Italian Restaurant, 2013
TheraCORE Physical Therapy, 2012


The Lockport Chamber of Commerce wishes to recognize business and/or property owners who have made an investment in the Lockport community by making significant exterior/interior improvements to their properties which have, in turn, had a positive impact on their neighbors in the business community. The Adelmann Improvement Award compliments the City’s economic development by recognizing individual efforts and encouraging future investments in our community. The Lockport Chamber of Commerce believes that healthy and vibrant commercial districts boost the economic health and overall quality of life in a community.

Eligible improvements to existing commercial properties include the enhancement, upgrading, reconstruction or replacement of any or all of the following elements:

Buildings and facades
Exterior lighting/signage
Interior design improvements

Past Winners
Canals & Trails Credit Union, 2017
Embers Taphouse and Social Club, 2016
Lockport Dairy Queen, 2015
Master Lube, 2014
Lockport Plaza, 2013
Porter Plaza, 2012

Congratulations to Our 2019 Award Winners

Business of the Year
Vegan Café

Vegan Cafe

Adelmann Improvement Award
Roxy Theatre