Kathy Barkei, a prominent real estate broker in Batavia, has been honored as the recipient of the 2023 Donna Dallesasse Award. This prestigious accolade is presented annually by the Batavia Chamber of Commerce to recognize an outstanding member who demonstrates unwavering commitment, dedication, and alignment with the Chamber’s mission, vision, and values.
As a member of the Batavia Chamber for an impressive 28 years, Kathy has been an integral part of the local business community. Starting her journey as a realtor with Realty Executives in 1995, Kathy later joined Fox Valley Real Estate, where she has played a vital role ever since.
In addition to her contributions to the real estate industry, Kathy has been actively involved with the Batavia Women in Business Council, serving as the head of the philanthropy committee. Through initiatives like the annual holiday luncheon, Kathy has helped raise funds for the Batavia United Way’s Adopt A Family program and the Batavia ACCESS toy drive. Her dedication and generosity have made a significant impact on these charitable causes.
Margaret Perreault, the president and CEO of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce, expressed her appreciation for Kathy’s unwavering support, stating, “We are incredibly fortunate to have such a dedicated and dependable person as a member and one of our ambassadors. Kathy is invariably the first person to volunteer when we need help with event registrations or other tasks. Her generosity of time is immeasurable.”
Born and raised in Batavia, Kathy has deep roots in the community, with her family owning local businesses, including Perna’s Shoe Store and the Batavia Meat Market. She values the camaraderie and exchange of ideas that being an active part of the Chamber brings.
The Chamber Cheers event, where Kathy Barkei will be honored, will take place on Thursday, October 5th at Enticing Cuisine Banquets in Batavia. In addition to celebrating Kathy’s achievements, the event will also recognize four Chamber members for their long-standing commitment with Membership Milestone Awards.
Tickets for Chamber Cheers are available for $50 per person and include food, music, a drink ticket, and a chance to win the door prize of $1,000 in Batavia Chamber Bucks. Attendees are encouraged to register online or contact the Batavia Chamber of Commerce.
– Batavia Chamber of Commerce
– Batavia Women in Business Council