2021 Chamber Awards Banquet

We are excited to announce the award categories and nominees for our 2021 Chamber Awards Banquet! This event is to be hosted on Tuesday, February 22nd from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Muscatine County Fairgrounds Activity Center. If you have not already RSVP’d, please do so here.

New Kid on the Block Award

Description: This award goes to a new Chamber member, in business for 3 years or less. Given the unprecedented challenges of the last 3 years, being able to not only start a business but also stick with it through the challenges of COVID and supply chain issues is worth acknowledging.


  • Savor by Chef D
  • Brick Street Gallery
  • West Elle Salon & Boutique – Award Winner
  • Rosie’s Paradise

Resilient Business Award 

Description: This award goes to any Chamber member business that has demonstrated their ability to adapt to disruptions, to maintain operations, to change with the times, and to be flexible with whatever life throws their way.


  • Simpson Memorial Home
  • West Liberty Schools
  • JRs Car & Truck Repair – Award Winner 
  • Rotary Club of WL
  • Muscatine County Fair
  • West Liberty Vet Clinic

Betterment Award 

Description: This award goes to a business that has invested time and energy into improving their appearance, maintaining their history, and/or presenting themselves to the public.


  • Wertzbaugher Services – Award Winner
  • J.J. Nichting
  • Subway

Selfless Servant Award

Description: This award goes to a single volunteer or a non-profit group that has demonstrated selflessness in their service to the West Liberty area and its community.


  • Bill Koellner – Award Winner 
  • Priscilla Haessig
  • Tom & Mary Pat Brooke

Educator of the Year Award

Description: This award can be for an outstanding educator within our school district, or also someone who has taken upon themselves to educate others within our community.


  • Lisa Wertzbaugher
  • Zach Morris
  • Ashley Smith – Award Winner

Spirit of West Liberty Award 

Description: This award is for the person or business that has shown pride in our community, knows what the West Liberty community needs and jumps to action to make it happen. They are all inclusive in supporting our community and asks for nothing in return.


  • West Liberty Schools
  • WL LULAC Council
  • Kelly Morrison – Award Winner