Corn Belt Energy was honored Saturday, January 25, with the Large Business Excellence award from the McLean County Chamber of Commerce.

The McLean County Chamber of Commerce honors select individuals and businesses for their contributions to the business community in McLean County. The awards are presented at the annual McLean County Chamber Gala event. This year’s gala, which drew more than 700 business and community leaders, honors the success of Chamber member businesses and was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

“To be recognized by this award is a great honor,” said Don Taylor, President & CEO of Corn Belt Energy. “Each year deserving businesses are acknowledged as finalists for the Excellence awards. We were nominated with four other businesses with a huge presence in our community: Beer Nuts, Inc., Bloomington-Normal Marriot Hotel & Conference Center, CEFCU, and Hy-Vee. These each are outstanding companies and we are humbled to be among them.

“From setting the first pole 81 years ago to providing future-focused options for our members, our commitment to our members and community remains as strong as ever. While affordable rates and reliable service continues to be our mission, we could not serve our members and give back to our community without the hard-working employees and our board of directors. We are truly blessed with an outstanding team and this award is a result of their exceptional abilities and significant desire to serve,” stated Taylor.