Southland biz leaders feted in Tinley Park
By Mike Nolan email@example.com April 11, 2013 7:04PM
Updated: May 13, 2013 6:37AM
Outstanding business leaders were recognized Thursday as part of the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce’s Business to Business Expo at the Tinley Park Convention Center.
The event, in its 28th year, featured area businesses displaying their products and services.
Receiving the chamber’s Business Achievement Award, which recognizes a company’s significant growth, was Tim McEnery, founder and chief executive of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants.
The Economic Advocacy Award, presented to an individual or company that has significantly impacted job growth in the Southland, was presented to John Lagestee Sr., president of Walt’s Food Centers.
Receiving the chamber’s Small Business Person of the Year Award, recognizing the staying power of a business with 50 or fewer employees, went to William Sandrick, owner of Sandrick Law Firm.
The Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award was presented to Brandon Raimondi, owner of Sublime Development.
The Business Woman of the Year Award was given to Vicky Linko, owner of Funk Linko Inc.
The Business Education Award went to Reggie Greenwood with Chicago Southland Economic Development.