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Trustee Boey wins Sycamore’s Danielson award

January 16, 2014
Robert T. Boey

Robert T. Boey

NIU Trustee Robert T. Boey, whose business career in Sycamore spans more than 30 years, will receive the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Clifford Danielson Outstanding Citizen Award.

Boey, owner of the Sycamore Industrial Park, came to DeKalb County in 1981 as corporate manager of engineering for the Wire and Cable Division of Anaconda Co.

In 1985, he became president and co-owner of American Bare Conductor, where he remained until 2006. He also became partner and co-owner of the industrial park that year, taking full ownership in 2008.

He is a charter member of the NIU Board of Trustees, appointed in 1986 and serving as chair from 1997 to 1999.

The chamber will honor and recognize Boey during its annual meeting, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Memorial Hall of the Church of St. Mary’s.

“I am flattered to win the Clifford Danielson Award. Clifford strongly believed, as I do, in the Sycamore community, its fertile business environment and its wonderful people. My business ventures have flourished thanks to those critical ingredients,” Boey said. “It is an honor to add my name to the list of distinguished previous winners, and I thank the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce for this distinction.”

Established in 1986 and named for Danielson, a leader in the business community for more than 60 years, the award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment, excel in their chosen field, and have devoted time and energy to their community in a meaningful way.

Reservations are due Friday, Jan. 24, and are $25 for members and $30 for others. Call (815) 895-3456 or email [email protected].