Schaumburg, November 4, 2022 – The Schaumburg Business Association celebrated the successes and accomplishments of the business community with its annual Toast of Schaumburg. The gala style event revolves around Celebration, Recognition and Philanthropy. Philanthropy is achieved by raising funds for the SBA 501c3 Scholarship Fund. The individuals and businesses who donated at the Toast of Schaumburg are the first to be inducted into the 2023 Scholarship Society and received glowing tokens of appreciation to designate them as doners through out the night. The attendees of the event came together to raise $22,520, which will all go towards funding scholarships for graduating seniors to seek higher education. The 2023 Scholarship Society will accept new additions over the next few months and will celebrate their impact at a special VIP event in spring of 2023.
“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, Laurie Stone Woman of the Year, Leader of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Rookie of the Year.
Congratulations to the winners of each:
Brian H. Burke Business of the Year
Mid-West Moving & Storage
Laurie Stone Woman of the Year
Katie Berganske - Frank
Leader of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Rookie of the Year
Alan Stern, Tricked Out Entertainment
“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”.
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.