C-Suite of the Year Virtual Recognition Webcast

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Join us to honor Chicago suburban C-level executives, businesses, and organizations in an evening virtual reception webcast. Sponsored by Republic Bank in partnership with NAWBO Chicago.

The C-Suite Awards honor C-level executives for leadership, business and civic contributions they have made to their organizations and to the suburban Chicago community.

Event is free. Registration closes July 21st at 4 p.m.

2021 C-Suite of the Year Honorees:

Scott Adams, President & CEO, Green Oaks Libertyville Mundelein Vernon Hills Chamber of Commerce located in Libertyville.

Jay Andreas, CEO, ASI Construction located in Burr Ridge.

Sara Boucek, Partner, Kriha Boucek located in Oakbrooke Terrace.

Dan Breier, Founder & Owner, BreierSide Solutoins LLC located in Sleepy Hollow.

John P. Buchholz, President & CEO, Buck Services, Inc. located in West Chicago.

Rob Burns, CEO, IOR Global Services located in Northbrook.

Chad Carlson, President & CIO, BDF LLC located in Itasca.

Michael Cassa, President & CEO, Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation located in Downers Grove.

Benjamin Clarke, CTO & Owner, Project World Impact located in St. Charles.

Nicole DeJoris, President, Pinnacle Packaging located in Lombard.

Anthony Di Vittorio, President, Clearbrook located in Arlington Heights.

Michael Gonzalez, Owner, Home Helpers located in Downers Grove.

John Habermeier, CEO, Synergy Builders located in West Chicago.

Mara Hauser, CEO & Founder, 25N Coworking and Workplace Studio located in Geneva.

Alicia E. LaHoz,Psy.D., Founder & CEO, Family Bridges located in Oakbrook Terrace.

Nicole Martin, Chief Empowerment Officer and Founder, HRBoost, LLC located in Libertyville.

John Rabito, Executive Vice President, TransTech IT Staffing located in Itasca.

Frank Ribaudo, COO & CFO, Northwestern Mutual Chicagoland located in Downers Grove.

Brad Whitacre, Owner, The Whitacre Insurance Group located in Downers Grove.

Karla Zehnder, CEO, Hodgson Consulting & Solutions located in Buffalo Grove.

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Republic Bank of Chicago is a local, family-owned commercial bank with over $2 billion in assets. Dedicated to serving their communities since 1964, Republic Bank has concentrated on what matters most to them; their customers. It is their customers’ heritage of innovation, hard work, and entrepreneurship that drives and inspires Republic Bank. Over the past 55 years, they have expanded their financial services, reinvesting in their communities, and have grown to 19 locations across Chicagoland to better serve their clients. Visit republicebank.com for more information.

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Did You Know . . .

  • NAWBO is the voice of 12 million women business owners nationally.
  • NAWBO Chicago is the largest of NAWBO’s more than 60 chapters in the U.S.
  • Formed in 1978, NAWBO Chicago provides women business owners with leadership, education and networking opportunities amid a community of fellow women business owners. It also serves as a voice for its members on economic, social and public policy issues.
  • Member companies vary in size from one employee to several hundred with 17% of our members having 10 or more employees.
  • The Chapter’s membership represents businesses in all major industrial, service and retail sectors.

Visit www.nawbo.org/chicago for more information

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The C-Suite of the Year Awards is presented by the Daily Herald Business Ledger. You can learn more about this and other recognition programs (Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards, Annual Awards for Business Excellence, Best Places to Work in Illinois, Influential Women in Business)at dhbusinessledger.com.

For Sponsorship and advertising information, please call Andy Zielonka at 630-955-3592 or e-mail him at azielonka@dailyherald.com

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The Daily Herald Business Ledger is the premier business newspaper for Chicago's suburbs.  It provides essential, practical, hands-on business news that isn't available anywhere else. It is designed to be easy-to-read, accessible and indispensable to business decision-makers. In each issue you'll find:

  • News – Emerging business trends, regional implications of national news, economic development and government’s role in business
  • Suburban briefs  –  Local news briefing to keep you up-to-date with what's happening in your suburban region: North, Northwest, West and South.
  • Features – Trends, marketing efforts, new products and services from specific industries
  • From the Editor  –  Editor Kim Mikus highlights the achievements and news of local businesses
  • Tech Talk – Tech writer Richard R. Klicki focuses on the technology industry, highlighting local companies and tech trends.
  • Focus Each issue features a special focus on a particular industry, featuring news, commentary and insights from area experts
  • Regional Business Report  Highlighting the business community of a particular suburb
  • The List – Revenues, employment, products, services and top executives of area companies
  • Commentary – Local executives provide insight on important issues
  • Coffee Break – Topical interviews on important issues with local news makers
  • People On The Move – Listings of new positions, appointments, honors and awards.
  • Dining Out Highlights a local restaurant that's perfect for a power lunch or business meeting.
  • After Hours – A pictorial showcase of people and events making local news

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