SBA Honored with Business Excellence Award

SBA Honored with Business Excellence Award

“The SBA is thrilled and honored to be part of the distinguished list of award recipients. It is very exciting to have the recognition for our work, and it is further encouragement to continue to operate to exceed the expectations of our members. I also want to thank Jackie Camacho-Ruiz and the team at JJR Marketing for their nomination.”
-Kaili Harding, President of the Schaumburg Business Association

4300 Commerce Court – Lisle, IL 60532 (630-955-3593)

Press Release February 11, 2014
2015 AABE Recipients Named

     Twenty-three (23) suburban based companies and business organizations have been selected as honorees of the 25th Annual Awards for Business Excellence (AABEs). The AABEs are presented in recognition of business achievement, growth and community involvement. Honorees this year were selected in 11 categories of competition.

     The award recipients will be recognized at a reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2014, at the Medinah Banquets in Addison. The keynote speaker will be Dr. William Carroll, President, Benedictine University.

     The recipient companies and organizations will be profiled in a special publication of the Daily Herald Business Ledger published on April 13, 2015. To view your invitation to attend, click here.

By category, the 2015 recipients are:

Small Companies
American Combustion Service, Inc., Mokena
American Vending Sales, Elk Grove Village
JJR Marketing, Naperville
Red Caffeine Marketing & Technology, Lombard

Mid-sized Company
Nuestro Queso, Rosemont

Large Company
Raging Waves Waterpark, Yorkville
SWC Technology Partners, Oak Brook

Business Association / Economic Development

Schaumburg Business Association, Schaumburg

Educational Institution / Entity or Program
Symbol Training Institute, Addison

Entertainment / Hospitality
Jazz Perspectives, Aurora
Glen Prairie, Glen Ellyn

Family Business
Alliance Disaster Kleenup, Wheeling
Bales Mold Service, Inc. Downers Grove

Innovation in Business
Hodgson Consulting & Solutions, Buffalo Grove
Wheaton Park District, Wheaton

Belden Universal, Broadview

Minority Owned Business
Cruz Investments & Wealth Management, Aurora
Solutions Cleaning Services, Roselle

Notable Not-for-Profit Organizations
Achieving Independence and Mobility Center, Downers Grove
Freedom Golf Association, Burr Ridge
HOPE Fair Housing Center, West Chicago
Kids Matter, Naperville

Divine Consign, Oak Park

     Focus Capital Advisors, Northern Illinois University MBA Program and B. Gunther & Co.are Presenting Sponsors. Corporate Sponsor is Leaderboard Tournament Systems. .

     Marketing Partners are the Valley Industrial Association (VIA), the Construction Industries Service Corporation (CISCO),the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce (QCAACC) and the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC).

     Cost to attend the reception is $55 per person or a corporate rate of $250 for 10. Registrations are taken online at

     For additional information call about the awards program call Jim Elsener, Mgr. of Business Development, at 630-955-3593 or contact via e-mail at: [email protected].

     The Daily Herald Business Ledger is the leading provider of business news and information about businesses and the economy in suburban Chicago. The Business Ledger is a sister publication to the Daily Herald and part of the Paddock Publications family.

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