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DuPage County Business Forum Invites you to ‘Tuned into Tech’

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People’s Resource Center Receives $50,000 from Tyson Foods

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People’s Resource Center (PRC) announced today a $50,000 grant from Tyson Foods to support PRC’s food pantries in Wheaton and Westmont.

This investment will help PRC provide over 45,000 grocery carts filled with fresh produce, frozen meats, bread and healthy nonperishables to low-income families in DuPage County over the coming year.

“Tyson Foods, Inc. is such an amazing partner of the People’s Resource Center,” said Christina LePage, PRC’s senior director of programs. “Their ongoing commitment to invest in PRC’s food pantries is a critical contribution that helps us carry out our mission to serve neighbors in need. We thank Tyson Foods, Inc. for honoring PRC with this generous award.”

Additionally, this investment from Tyson Foods will allow PRC to host free nutrition education sessions for low-income families as well as provide snacks for local schoolchildren.

“We’re proud to be longtime supporters of the People’s Resource Center and its critical work that addresses food insecurity in DuPage County,” said Matt Pakula, senior manager, corporate social responsibility at Tyson Foods. “Hunger is a complex problem, but feeding our hungry neighbors starts with getting involved and creating awareness.”

 


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Chamber Vice Chairman Dan Wagner and Realtor Alex Ruggieri honored with 2017 National Commercial Awards

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Illinois REALTORS®  President-elect Dan Wagner and REALTOR®  Alex Ruggieri were both honored for excellence in commercial real estate Saturday during the REALTORS®  Conference & Expo in Chicago on Saturday.

Wagner, of Wheaton, is the senior vice president of government relations for the Oak Brook-based Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate and finance organizations.

Ruggieri, CCIM, CIPS, CRE, GRI, is the senior investment advisor
with SVN-Ramshaw Real Estate in Champaign. Ruggieri is the chair of NAR’s Commercial Leadership Forum, where the awards winners were honored on Saturday.

Source: Illinois Realtors Blog


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Indiana Tech introduces scholarship for Chamber Member employees

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calendarTuesday, 07 November


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Hub Group Awarded Fifth EPA Smartway Excellence Award

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calendarMonday, 06 November

Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG), a leading transportation management company providing multi-modal solutions including intermodal, truck brokerage, dedicated and logistics services, has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the fifth time with a SmartWay® Excellence Award. The award recognizes SmartWay Partners that have excelled in their mission to build environmentally and energy efficient supply chains. In 2016, Hub Group utilized intermodal conversion strategies to help customers save over 1.5 million tons of carbon dioxide.

“SmartWay has been a valuable influence in our ongoing efforts to enhance our environmentally-friendly strategies, technology and equipment,” said David Marsh, Chief Highway Solutions Officer, who received the award on behalf of Hub Group. “We’re very proud of the dedication our employees have shown in our pursuit of the brighter future SmartWay envisions, and it’s a great honor to see the success of our efforts recognized again with this award.”

“Since 2004, the EPA and the business community have collaborated through the SmartWay Partnership to reduce the economic and environmental costs of goods movement, a vital sector of our national economy,” said Christopher Grundler, Director of the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality. “This year’s award-winning freight carriers, shippers and third-party logistics companies demonstrate that they can move more goods, more miles, while using less fuel. These firms are not only serving the growing needs of their customer—they are also doing their part to keep our environment clean and protect human health.”

The 2017 award honorees represent the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s 3,600 partners. Hub Group and the other awardees were recognized at the American Trucking Associations Management & Exhibition Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.


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Chamber launches revised and expanded Networking Breakfast format

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calendarWednesday, 01 November

On Monday morning, the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce launched its first revised and expanded Networking Breakfast format that includes a brief TED talk. The historic and beautifully renovated Drake Hotel in Oak Brook welcomed more than 100 Chamber members who benefited from a 10-minute presentation from fellow Chamber member Rich Austin, Senior Sales Consultant at Corporate Strategies and Solutions, on “The Top Five Leadership Behaviors”. Perfectly timed for goal setting in 2018, the leadership behaviors suggested based upon Sandler Training’s decades of research amongst successful C-level executives included: Professional Development, Managing Employee Life Cycles, Coaching versus Mentoring, Time Management, and Leading Culture Change. Members also heard from Sue Linden, Resource Development Director at The Salvation Army, on ways local organizations can support their holiday Red Kettle campaign while building team culture. In addition to having the opportunity to network with each other, attendees were also encouraged to share their own reflections on adapting the suggested leadership strategies with others around their tables, an excellent way to get to know their fellow Chamber members better and to learn from one other. The new Networking Breakfast format aims to share the expertise of local companies with the rest of membership, allowing for both educating on relevant topics and developments, as well as featuring a different member business each time.

 


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