Busse will be recognized at the chamber's Black and White Ball Beyond Business on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Crowne Plaza Lombard in Downers Grove.
The Enterprise Award honors and celebrates an individual who is employed by or owns a member business and has significantly impacted the community through personal involvement, while actively providing and protecting economic opportunity for the benefit of all, chamber officials said.
Michael Cassa, president of the Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation said: “Mr. Busse has launched several programs that benefit the community, such as the Holiday Sharing Program. This program matches employee donations to local not-for-profit organizations with certificates (“Busse Bucks”) that can be spent in some local businesses. We’re fortunate to have someone so generous with his time and philanthropy in Downers Grove.”
Under Busse’s leadership, the Community Bank of Downers Grove supports many community and civic organizations, including: Almost Home Kids; District 99 Foundation; Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Downers Grove Junior Women’s Club; Downers Grove Public Library Foundation; Downtown Management Corporation; Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58; Family Shelter Service; Helping Girls Navigate Adolescence; FISH-Food Pantry; Indian Boundary YMCA; J. Kyle Braid; Kiwanis; Lions Club; Little Friends; DuPage PADS; Rotary Club and Hope’s Front Door.
“The Chamber received several nominations for Mike Busse; this recognition is so deserving,” said Laura Crawford, president & CEO of the Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry. “This Village is a better place because of Mike’s involvement in the organization’s he’s touched."
For more information on the Downers Grove Chamber or the Black and White Ball, visit www.downersgrove.org.