By John Fitts
COLLINSVILLE – From a non-profit that embeds itself deeply into the community to a trailblazing leader who held the reins for more than a dozen years, the Canton Chamber of Commerce bestowed some special honors during its recent second annual “Stars of the Town” awards dinner.
Held at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville on Oct. 21, the organization spent an evening listening to music, enjoying quality food, honoring member accomplishments and, for some, dancing the night away. Most importantly the chamber handed out some special awards.
Garnering the organization’s Business of the Year Award was Cherry Brook Health Center.
The center, located at 102 Dyer Ave., is a 100-bed skilled nursing facility that offers offer Short Term Rehabilitation, Outpatient Rehabilitation and Long Term Care through inpatient and outpatient services.
Outgoing chamber board president Chuck Joseph Jr. told a story of how the center took amazing care of one of his ShopRite employees. Joseph, however, said it’s really Cherry Brook’s involvement in the community that sets them apart. Among the efforts the center is directly involved with are Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.), the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Focus on Canton and the Canton Senior Center.
“(Cherry Brook Health Care Center’s) compassion doesn’t stop at its door,” Joseph said. “It extends into the community. Rebecca (Stevenson) and her team are part of the fabric of what makes Canton great – people who care deeply about their friends and neighbors.” … Continue Reading