Buffalo Grove Area Chamber of Commerce

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Business Connection Expo Thanks

Business Connection Expo
The second annual Business Connection Expo was a big success with great interaction between the small businesses and the participating companies. Special thanks to all those that helped to make this event successful—
Lunch Sponsor—Metra
Networking Sponsor—Walgreens
Media Sponsor—The Daily Herald
Event Bag Sponsor—Buffalo Grove Bank & Trust
Keynote Speaker — George Mui, US Department of Commerce
Participating Companies—
BMO Harris Bank                         Metra
Buffalo Grove Park District          Siemens
ComEd                                        State of Illinois CMS
Dept. of Human Services            Village of Buffalo Grove
Lake County                                Walgreens
Rona Fourte — Walgreens
RuthAnne Hall – Lake County
Maria Lazic — State of Illinois CMS
Brett Robinson—Village of Buffalo Grove
Janice R. Thomas— Metra
Workshop Presenters—
Keith Barlog — Vernon Area Public Library District
Maria Lazic — State of Illilnois CMS
Robert Steiner — SBA
Janice R. Thomas— Metra
Anna Yackle — Indian Trails Public Library District
Special Thanks—
• Beckley CPA, Costco, Eddie Merlot’s, LifeMaps, Populus XP LLC and Sunset Foods for providing raffle prizes
• The staff at the Arboretum Club for their assistance and consideration with this event.
• State Graphics for the printing of materials
• Buffalo Grove Bank & Trust and Hollander Moving & Storage for providing goodie bag items.
And of course, a great big thank you to the committee whose hard work and dedication contributed to the success of this event—
Adriane Johnson (Chair), Populux XP, LLC
Michael Abruzzini, Buffalo Bank & Trust
Annette Brumby, Momentous Identity Solutions
Wright Chase, District 96 Foundation for Educational Excellence
Nels Flatebo, The Leader’s Forum
Judith Kristan, Beckley CPA
Nona Novak, Pioneer Press
Ronnis Oher, LifeMaps
Kathy Peterson, USANA Health Sciences
Marian Rodriguez, CarStar Mundelein
Ron Ross, Hollander Moving & Storage
Dawn Wright, First American Bank


Heart of the Community Awards Thanks

On November 8th, the Chamber recognized the caring individuals and businesses that received the Heart of the Community Awards.  Now we want to thank those businesses that supported this community-wide event.  Thank you for your generosity and your support of the Chamber and its events.

Gala Event Sponsor  -  Buffalo Grove Bank & Trust

Champagne Sponsor - Plum Grove
Appetizer Sponsor - Sullivan's Steakhouse
Candy Sponsor - Long Grove Confectionery Company
Dessert Sponsor - Deerfield's Bakery

Award Sponsorrs
   American Enterprise Bank
   Marc J. Blumenthal, Attorney at Law
   State Representative Elaine Nekritz
   Populus XP, LLC
   Radford Green at Sedgebrook
   Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove
   Saint May Parish Men's Club

Table Sponsors
   The Best Salon & Spa
   Ceannate Crop.
   Mark & Becky Groves
   Hodgson Consulting & Solutions, Ltd.
   Jersey Mike's Subs
   Long Grove Confectionery
   PMG Wealth Management
   Roti Mediterranean Grill
   Lynne Schneider
   SNI Companies

Additional thanks to -
    The staff at the Arboretum Club for assistance and considerations with this event
    Marian Rodriguez for taking photos at the event

Special thanks to the Heart Awards Committee
   Michael Abruzzini, Buffalo Grove Bank & Trust
   Marc J. Blumenthal, Attorney at Law
   Dan Dame,  PMG Wealth Management
   Sharon Feld, Plum Grove
   Carol Lieber, BGLCC Administrative Assistant
   Cathy Schwartz, Temple Chai
   Lenna Scott, District 96 Foundation