Daily Herald Business Ledger Honors Local Entrepreneurs



Kat Polomsky Daily Herald Media Group 847.427.4637 [email protected]

Eighteen local entrepreneurs will be honored at the 18th Annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards hosted by the Daily Herald Business Ledge and their sponsoring partners. The honorees are invited to attend this evening reception beginning at 4:30pm, which will be held at Oak Brook Hills Resort/Hilton, located at 3500 Midwest Road in Oak Brook.

Honorees and Categories in which they were nominated are:

Early Stage: Jim & Liz Bolash – Woodcrafters DIY Studio, Inc.; Jim Pacente & Joseph Tota – Red Arrow Tap Room; Wendy DiBenedetto – The Market at Gaetano’s

Growth: Chris & Mary Ginder – Gindo’s Spice of Life; James Nagle – The Drake Oak Brook Hotel

Innovation: Dr. Cheryl Perlis – Perlis Wellness Center

Lifetime Achievement: Katie Dolan Dix – Capannari Ice Cream; Linda Schreiber – Starship Travel; Marcia Boyce – Boyce Body Werks; Sid Bala – Alligatortek

Outstanding Service to Entrepreneurs: Holly Deitchman – Batavia Chamber of Commerce; James R. Salvato – J.R. Salvato & Associates, Inc.

Regional Spirit: Jim Staley – Midwest Transit System; Sheri Law – Sheri Law Art Glass, Ltd.

Young Entrepreneurs (Under 40): Jessica McGrail – Dollar & Sense Bookkeeping Inc.; Julie & Charlie Cates – Muscle Activation Schaumburg; Todd Eichholz – A & A Paving Contractors, Inc.; Tyler & Natalie Anderson – Beardsgaard Barbers

Cost to attend this event is $55 per person, or $45 per person when purchasing a table of 8 or more. To register for this event, visit www.dhbusinessledger.com or call Kat Polomsky if you at questions at 847-427-4637.

Thank you to our Sponsors and Marketing Partners: Northern Illinois University MBA Program, Focus Capital Advisors and B. Gunther & Co., MRA – The Management Association, SBAC-Small Business Advocacy Council

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