Mae & John P. Calamos Sr. named NACC Members of the Year

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC) has named Mae and John P. Calamos, Sr. of Calamos Investments the 2018 Outstanding Chamber Members. For the fourth year the Chamber has honored a Member for their dedication and devotion to the organization. For the first time a couple is being recognized.

“It is because of our members that we’re able to provide the necessary resources for our businesses community, and our members help to drive our success,” said Nicki Anderson, NACC President & CEO. “Mr. And Mrs. Calamos exemplify giving back to the community. In addition to their philanthropic contributions, they continue to increase the workforce in our area by growing successful businesses.

"Further, they continue to invest in this community with the intention of cementing a great future for residents and business. That is why John and Mae were a natural selection for Outstanding Member of the Year.”

This recognition is not an award, but rather an opportunity to extend appreciation for Chamber Members who continue to go above and beyond to help the NACC to function more effectively.

“We believe in community and providing opportunity, from creating jobs and revenue to offering venues for entertainment and enjoyment,” said John P. Calamos, Sr. “We are proud to drive such efforts in Naperville, and grateful for the Chamber’s recognition of these efforts.”

Mae Calamos was presented with this recognition on behalf of her and Mr. Calamos on Thursday, September 20 at the event, A Toast to Our Members hosted by the NACC at Wentz Hall at North Central College.

“We both are so honored by this recognition,” added Mae Calamos. “We are grateful to be part of this community and proud to contribute to its growth and vitality.”

PHOTO CUTLINE: Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Nicki Anderson, presents Mae Calamos with a plaque honoring her and Mr. John P. Calamos, Sr. as the 2018 Outstanding Chamber Members for their dedication and service to the organization.

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is the largest suburban Chamber in Illinois with an active membership of 1,200 organizations of every size and from every sector. The NACC promotes economic growth and advocacy in and around the Naperville area. For its efforts in promoting free enterprise and the business community, the Chamber has been recognized with 5-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an honor bestowed on only 1 percent of Chambers, out of the 7,000 in the nation. Visit

Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Nicki Anderson presents the 2018 Member of the Year plaque to Mae Calamos, recognizing dedication and service to the organization by Mae & John P. Calamos, Sr.