Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

2019 Daniel H. Burnham Award Dinner

The Daniel H. Burnham Award for Distinguished Leadership was created by the Board of Directors of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce in 1992 to pay tribute to a prominent business leader who works tirelessly to advance the Chicagoland business climate while making significant civic contributions that make Chicago a world-class place to live and work.

Our previous Burnham Award Honorees have taught the Chicago region and the world how great business leaders can simultaneously be great societal leaders. They are the dreamers, architects and masons of a community ever being built taller, smarter, stronger and more inclusive. What this process looks like is ever-evolving yet the spirit of the Award remains constant. Each honoree is a force both for business and the betterment our community. And like Daniel Burnham himself, they shall “Make no little plans.” 

The 2019, and 28th, recipient of the Daniel H. Burnham Award for Distinguished Leadership is Larry D. Richman, Chair, US Region, CIBC.

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to make Chicagoland the most business-friendly region in America and enhance our members' success through aggressive programs in advocacy, member benefits, services, and actionable information.

Founded in 1904, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit business assistance and economic development organization dedicated to helping area businesses grow as well as promoting the economic development of the region. 


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