The Schaumburg Business Association celebrated the successes and accomplishments of the business community with its annual Toast of Schaumburg by recognizing the connectivity of the businesses to the community and raising almost $18,000 for their scholarship fund, having 95% of the businesses there contributing.
“This year’s Toast of Schaumburg was not just a celebration, but a recognition of the impact that our businesses have through their volunteering, engagement, philanthropy and leadership. This year’s Toast was truly all about the collective partnerships that makes Schaumburg business community so great” said Lisa Gilbert, President of the Schaumburg Business Association.
The Schaumburg Business Association recognized the impact of individuals and businesses this year by awarding five highly coveted awards including the Brian H. Burke Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Leader of the Year, for the first time the Laurie Stone Woman of the Year.
Congratulations to the winners of each:
Brian H. Burke Business of the Year Andigo Credit Union
Laurie Stone Woman of the Year Teresa Faidley, Schaumburg Bank and Trust
Leader of the Year Katie Berganske Frank, Amcheck, an iSolved HCM Company
Volunteer of the Year Scott Felgenhauer, Plaidypus, Inc.
Rookie of the Year Michael Larson, Schaumburg Boomers.
“The Toast is not just about honoring the accomplishments of all 25 nominees and 5 scholarship recipients of this past year, but making sure we support the economic future of this community by raising funds for the SBA’s 501c3’s Charitable Foundation scholarship drive to ensure that more students can achieve higher education” said Gilbert.
“The proof is in the pudding, and when called on to support future workforce” Gilbert says “this type of response shows the collective impact the SBA can have on bettering this area and making Schaumburg a great place to live, work, play, and connect”.
Posted on Oct, 17
by Lisa Gilbert