The Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast was held on March 20, 2018 at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Over 250 participants enjoyed a breakfast and an energized special keynote address by College of DuPage President Dr. Ann Rondeau, who shared the extensive resources COD and Innovation DuPage have to offer the regional business community.
Dr. Rondeau was appointed to serve as College of DuPage’s sixth president starting July 1, 2016. She is a past president of the National Defense University, a consortium of five colleges and nine research centers in Washington, DC. Dr. Rondeau retired from the U.S. Navy as a three-star admiral in 2012. She is the second woman to have achieved this rank.
Following Dr. Rondeau’s keynote address, the Chamber presented Exceptional Service Awards to Leaders Bank and DuPagePads; Under 40 Leadership Recognition Awards to Keith Lampi from Inland Private Capital Corporation, Daniel O’Leary from Oak Brook Polo Club, Lauren Rullo from Weber Grill Restaurant and Kate Bousum from Child’s Voice; a Champion for Young Professionals Award to Millennium Trust Company; a Model Workplace Award for Smaller Business to Xeno Media; and a Model Workplace Award for Larger Business to Ace Hardware Corporation.
At the conclusion of the event, Greater Oak Brook Chamber Chairwoman Susan Lindquist had the following to say, “Dr. Rondeau’s keynote address was terrific, and our award presentation was inspiring. The Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce is fortunate to have strong public partners like College of DuPage, a wealth of inspired business leaders, and thriving organizations within our membership.”
The Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast was made possible by the generous support of event sponsors including Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus, Five Star Audio Visual, Lillig & Thorsness Ltd., Millennium Trust Company, Peters & Associates, The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies and Tiffany & Company.
For additional information on the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce visit OBChamber.com.
Further description of the Chamber’s award criteria:
Exceptional Service Award: Organization whose customer service program provides an exceptional experience for its clients or customers and makes its business successful.
Under 40 Leadership Recognition Award: Young professionals who display leadership in innovation, project management, research, professional or employee development, or community impact.
Model Workplace Award for Smaller Businesses: Organization of 50 or fewer employees, which has created a dynamic and unique workplace culture that attracts and retains talent and develops future business leaders.
Model Workplace Award for Larger Businesses: Organization of 50 or more employees, which has created a dynamic and unique workplace culture that attracts and retains talent and develops future business leaders.
Champion for Young Professionals Award: Organization whose model leadership and achievements have promoted the attraction and retention of talented young professionals.