The Evanston Chamber of Commerce will honor the head of a plumbing company and a top university official at its annual meeting next week.
The chamber announced today that it has named John Cahill, president of John J. Cahill, Inc. of Evanston, as its businessperson of the year and Eugene Sunshine, senior vice president for business and finance at Northwestern University as its honoree in the community service and non-profit sector.
The 93rd annual chamber meeting will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 27Live, the new entertainment/restaurant complex at 1012 Church St.
Cahill’s family-owned firm is even older than the chamber. Founded in 1890, it’s the oldest family-owned plumbing, heating and cooling business in the state.
Cahill says he’s particularly proud that over 20 of his current and past employees have worked for the company for over 30 years.
A former chamber board member, Cahill serves on the advisory board of the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, the Grandmother Park initiative and the Business Advisory Council of Mental Health America North Shore.
Sunshine, for many years a member of the chamber’s executive committee, has been with Northwestern for 16 years as its chief business, financial, administrative and personnel officer and the principal advisor to NU’s president on non-academic affairs.
He previously held a similar position at The John Hopkins University and before that was the state treasurer of New York.
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