The Schaumburg Business Association(SBA) paid homage to their 20th Anniversary with a special Good Morning Schaumburg event on September 14, 2021 presented by the long time SBA Member and partner Daily Herald. This event included a 20-year slide show of photos, a pinning ceremony for founding members of the SBA, followed by proclamations from both State Representative Michelle Mussman and Schaumburg Mayor Tom Dailly, who also announced the first annual Schaumburg Business Association Day to be celebrated in Schaumburg every September 14th.
The program began with an address from the current Chair of the Board Kari-Ann Ryan followed by a full tale of the start of the SBA from the first ever chair Brian Burke. The program ended by the release of the much-anticipated nominees of the SBA annual Toast of Schaumburg business awards. They were as follows…
Brian H. Burke Business of the Year - Allstate Sundara Insurance Group, Blink Tees, Lavelle Law, Pulse Technology, Roti Mediterranean. Laurie Stone Woman of the Year - Allison Kozlowski - Allstate Sundara Insurance Group, Cathie Cook - Pinots Palette, Katie Berganske – Frank - Clearwater Capital Partners, Roxanne Parikh - AMITA Health, Tina Alarcon – Paintegrity. Leader of the Year - Jason Stallard - Local Off 53, Kari-Ann Ryan - Mid-West Moving & Storage, Matt Frank - Village of Schaumburg, Patrick Panayotov - Proceed Innovative, Raghu Sundara - Allstate Sundara Insurance Group. Volunteer of the Year - Aaron Bondi - Edward Jones, Betsy Skibinski - Betsy’s One of a Kind, Dave LoSavio - Mark Allen Realty, Julie Selof - Consumer’s Credit Union, Tom Gosche – GLM. Rookie of the Year - Beth Whitley – Enlightened, Briana Reyes – Synegen, Gregg Brooke Koleno - IA Business Advisors, Melanie Santostefano - Vicarious Multi-Media, Ritesh Shah - JRS Group.
All attendees from the SBA Membership and community began to share their favorite memories and photos from the event immediately after using the #SBADay. SBA President Lisa Gilbert shared, “It was great having over 30 founding members attend, who believed in our pillars and association before it was the Schaumburg Business Association. They believed in the mission and vision of what we’ve become and will continue to strive to achieve.”
“Having Mayor Tom Dailly share the proclamation of having September 14 be Schaumburg Business Association Day within the Village was the icing on the cake.”
The Schaumburg Business Association has spent the entire year celebrating 20 years of expanding the landscape of business relationships. They will continue to include the celebration through the rest of the year including their Toast of Schaumburg on October 22, which will be presented by long time SBA member Porte Brown.
About the Schaumburg Business Association
The Schaumburg Business Association (SBA) is dedicated to our members' growth and prosperity. We advance business causes and are committed to helping our members maintain a competitive edge by providing them with outstanding programs, benefits and services. The Association was formed in 2001 to represent the needs of businesses within the Association. The SBA embodies the spirit of our business community that includes a dynamic blend of corporate, commercial, retail, service and industrial businesses in the largest suburban economic center in the State of Illinois.