18th Annual Meeting and Luncheon

  

SSSBA’s Annual Fall Meeting and Luncheon

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Our 18TH ANNUAL FALL MEETING AND LUNCHEON will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Odyssey Country ClubTinley Park, Illinois. This annual luncheon is held for a twofold purpose: to educate attendees on a topic of current economic importance to them and to provide networking opportunities.

Date:  September 30, 2015
Time:  11:30am – 2:00pm
Where: Odyssey Country Club
Address: 19100 South Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park, Illinois

Keynote Presentation:   “Good Food Organics“ 
Details to follow.

Keynote Speaker:   Ambassador Carol Mosley Braun 

Carol Mosley Braun
Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun, also sometimes Moseley-Braun (born August 16, 1947), is an American politician and lawyer who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999. She was the first female African-American Senator, the first African-American U.S. Senator for the Democratic Party, the first woman to defeat an incumbent U.S. Senator in an election, and the first female Senator from Illinois. From 1999 until 2001, she was the United States Ambassador to New Zealand. She was a candidate for the Democratic nomination during the 2004 U.S. presidential election. Following the public announcement by Richard M. Daley that he would not seek re-election, in November 2010, Braun began her campaign for Mayor of Chicago. The former Senator placed fourth in a field of six candidates, losing the February 22, 2011, election to Rahm Emanuel.
 

Cost to Attend:
$35.00 ea. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

BONUS: Members renewing their membership now will get the Luncheon free. CLICK HERE TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

BONUS: Non-members paying membership dues now will get the Luncheon free. CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER

Table of Eight $260.00 ea.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Program Sponsor $300.00 ea. (includes program recognition and 2 luncheon tickets) CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13th Annual Summit Awards Review

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SSSBA’s 13th Annual Summit Awards were held at the elegant Idlewild Country Club in Flossmoor, Il. on February 11th, 2015. A capacity crowd gathered to recognize and honor this year’s four awardees for their outstanding business achievements.

The Annual Summit Awards honor leading business people and organizations who have contributed to the economic and cultural growth of the region.  Each of the awardees is carefully selected from the many businesses and organizations in the region for their outstanding performance and excellence in their qualifying category.

The Summit Awardees for 2014 are:

Small Business of the Year Award recognizes a businesse’s management ability, continued growth, innovativeness of their product or service, and contribution to the community or others.
Awardee: Medix Systems Consultants, South Holland, Illlinois

Training Excellence of the Year Award recognizes businesses that are striving to maintain and upgrade their employees’ skills, contribution to the community or others, value added from the training process to their business and recognition of being ready for new or changing technologies or processes.
Awardee: 

Economic Development Leader of the Year Award acknowledges management ability, contribution to the community and region by working toward continued growth and viability of the region, efforts made to build good, strong relationships with business.
Awardee: Robin Kelly,

Creative Arts Award acknowledges the ability to offer top-caliber talent to the community, the use of local talent representing the diversity of the communities it serves, demonstration of continued growth and success as an organization and its willingness to engage in collaborative efforts with other creative arts organizations.
Awardee: Union Street Art Gallery, Chicago Heights, Illinois

 

EVENT INFORMATION:

When: Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
7:30 – 7:45 a.m. Check in and Networking
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast, Speaker, and Awards
Where: Idlewild Country Club (click for directions)
Address:  19201 Dixie Highway, Flossmoor, Illinois 60422

Keynote Presentation:   The Generation Gap, Serving a Diverse Customer Base

Keynote Speaker:  Mary Erlain

Published author, dynamic international speaker, professional trainer/coach/facilitator, Mary Erlain offers business professionals the development services they need to thrive in their business roles.

Erlain founded Peak Development Strategies in 2007. “Connecting the dots and removing barriers!™” embodies Erlain’s mission in business.

Accelerating growth in organizations is Erlain’s passion and mission. She speaks on topics that get down to the core of the issues that stand in the way of growth in employees.

To read about last year’s Awardees: Please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SSSBA's 2014 Annual Holiday Party

Happy Holidays

!!! SSSBA is celebrating its Annual Holiday Party !!!

Please join SSSBA as we celebrate the season at our annual “Eat & Greet” holiday luncheon party. You and your guests will enjoy a lovely lunch and stimulating conversation.

Invite your significant other, clients and office staff to ring in the season with SSSBA!

!!! MAKE THIS YOUR BUSINESS HOLIDAY PARTY !!!

CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES FROM THE PARTY

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014    Baligios
Time: 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m.
Place: Balagio Ristorante
17501 Dixie Highway, Homewood (click for map)

Cost: $25 per person (one admission free for paid up members). Includes lunch, dessert, coffee/tea.
Additional drinks will be available at a cash bar
R.S.V.P.: By Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Paid registration: Click the tree or

Members free registration click here  or

Non-members paying membership dues now will get the Luncheon free. CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER  or

Call or email Carmen Garcia at 708-596-2000 ext. 2663 (info@sssba.org) or

By Mail:  
Make checks payable to SSSBA and include your Name, Business Name, Address,
Phone number, email address, number of tickets and check and mail to:
SSSBA, c/o BCI
University and College Center
16333 S. Kilbourne Ave
Oak Forest, IL 60452

Please bring children’s hats, mittens, gloves, scarves to help make this a warm season for area children. Donations are given to Aunt Martha”s.

!!!   See You at Balagio Ristorante   !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17th Annual Meeting and Luncheon

  

SSSBA’s Annual Fall Meeting and Luncheon

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Our 17TH ANNUAL FALL MEETING AND LUNCHEON will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Odyssey Country ClubTinley Park, Illinois. This annual luncheon is held for a twofold purpose: to educate attendees on a topic of current economic importance to them and to provide networking opportunities.

Date:  September 17, 2014
Time:  11:30am – 2:00pm
Where: Odyssey Country Club
Address: 19100 South Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park, Illinois

Keynote Presentation:   “What’s Next?” 
Based on where we are are now in the economy, what can we expect to happen?

Keynote Speaker:   David L. Withrow 

David Withrow
David L. Withrow is the Director of Taxable Fixed Income, responsible for the management of actively managed fixed income portfolios for ClearArc Capital. He joined ClearArc Capital in 2001 as a Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager and has 25 years of investment experience. Prior to that, David served in a similar capacity for Fifth Third Bank Investment Advisors. He is a member of the Cincinnati Society of Financial Analysts and a Board member for The Cooperative for Education in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Withrow graduated from Anderson University with a B.A. in Economics and is a CFA Charterholder.

 
Cost to Attend:
$35.00 ea. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

BONUS: Members renewing their membership now will get the Luncheon free. CLICK HERE TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

BONUS: Non-members paying membership dues now will get the Luncheon free. CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER

Table of Eight $260.00 ea.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Program Sponsor $300.00 ea. (includes program recognition and 2 luncheon tickets) CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How To Do More with Less

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Arts Summit Breakfast

Early Bird Registration

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12th Annual Summit Awards

SSSBA’s 12th Annual Summit Awards were held at the elegant Idlewild Country Club in Flossmoor, Il. on February 12th, 2014. A capacity crowd gathered to recognize and honor this year’s five awardees for their outstanding business achievements.

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The Annual Summit Awards honor leading business people and organizations who have contributed to the economic and cultural growth of the region. Each of the awardees is carefully selected from the many businesses and organizations in the region for their outstanding performance and excellence in their qualifying category.

The Summit Awardees for 2013 are:

Small Business of the Year Award recognizes a businesse’s management ability, continued growth, innovativeness of their product or service, and contribution to the community or others.
Awardee: Professional Systems Inc, Riverdale, Illlinois

Training Excellence of the Year Award recognizes businesses that are striving to maintain and upgrade their employees’ skills, contribution to the community or others, value added from the training process to their business and recognition of being ready for new or changing technologies or processes.
Awardee: Carl Buddig, South Holland, Illinois

Economic Development Leader of the Year Award acknowledges management ability, contribution to the community and region by working toward continued growth and viability of the region, efforts made to build good, strong relationships with business.
Awardee: Rachael Jones, Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Village of Homewood, Illinois

Creative Arts Award acknowledges the ability to offer top-caliber talent to the community, the use of local talent representing the diversity of the communities it serves, demonstration of continued growth and success as an organization and its willingness to engage in collaborative efforts with other creative arts organizations.
Awardee: Paul Henry Arts Gallery, Hammond, Indiana

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes the vision, innovation and hard work of a young person; their contribution to the community or others; and raises awareness in our communities and among our youth of the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in the building of America.
Awardee: Jesus Fernandez Ortiz, Thornwood High School, South Holland, Illinois

TO VIEW ALL PICTURES FROM THIS EVENT: Please click here

EVENT INFORMATION:

When: Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

7:30 – 7:45 a.m. Check in and Networking
8:00 – 9:45 a.m. Breakfast, Speaker, and Awards
Where: Idlewild Country Club (click for directions)
Address: 19201 Dixie Highway, Flossmoor, Illinois 60422

Musical Artist: Brian Danzy, Seton Academy

Keynote Presentation: It’s Not Small Business, It’s Your Business

Tony Sindone

Tony Sindone is a Continuing Lecturer in Economics at Purdue University North Central. He holds a MA degree in economics from Notre Dame with concentrations in labor economics and public policy. He is in the process of completing his Ph. D. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to Purdue, he served on the faculties of Indiana University South Bend and the University of Notre Dame. His more than 27 years’ experience as well as his research and consulting interests include forensic economics, labor markets, workforce development, public policy, housing markets, and regional economic development. He is a member of the Regional Council of Economic Advisors for Northwest Indiana. His opinions on regional economic issues and labor markets are sought often by local news media in Northwest Indiana. He has been quoted numerous times in regional newspapers and has been a frequent guest on news radio.

Prior to pursuing his academic and consulting career, Mr. Sindone worked as an avionics technician, inspector and quality engineer for Lockheed Aircraft Service. He started and grew a technology service company while in graduate school. He was also the owner of a popular restaurant and home furnishings store in La Porte, Indiana.

Additionally, Mr. Sindone had served in the past as the President of the La Porte City Redevelopment Commission. He had also served on several not for profit Boards of Directors including as President of Stepping Stone Shelter for Women and as President of Smooth Jazz At South Shore Inc. In addition to his work with the Regional Council of Economic Advisors, he is currently serving on the Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) 2040 Plan Implementation Committee. His focus on that committee is on workforce development and innovation.

 To read about previous year’s Awardees: Please click here.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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