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Suburban companies honored in 29th AABE awards

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  • The Daily Herald Business Ledger will honor Grove Dental Associates in Bolingbrook -- a large company, with over 151 employees -- at the 29th Annual Awards for Business Excellence on March 28. AABEs are given to recognize achievements of companies and nonprofits based in or with a significant presence in the suburbs, and those considered for awards were nominated by their peers.

    The Daily Herald Business Ledger will honor Grove Dental Associates in Bolingbrook -- a large company, with over 151 employees -- at the 29th Annual Awards for Business Excellence on March 28. AABEs are given to recognize achievements of companies and nonprofits based in or with a significant presence in the suburbs, and those considered for awards were nominated by their peers.
    Courtesy of Grove Dental Associates


 
Daily Herald Staff Report

Twenty-three companies and business organizations have been selected as honorees of the 29th Annual Awards for Business Excellence (AABE), presented by the Daily Herald Business Ledger and its sponsoring partners.

The AABEs are given to businesses and organizations in recognition of achievements, growth and community involvement. Companies are based in or have a significant presence in the suburbs. Those considered for the awards were nominated by their peers and selected by a panel of Daily Herald Business Ledger staff members.

The honorees will be recognized at a reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. March 28 at Northern Illinois University-Naperville. The companies will also be profiled in a special edition of the Daily Herald Business Ledger published in April.

Cost to attend the reception is $55 per person, or discounted tables are available for $45 per person. Registration is taken online at http://www.dhbusinessledger.com. For more information, contact Kat Polomsky at kpolomsky@dailyherald.com or (847) 427-4637.

This year's AABE honorees are:

Small Company (Up to 50 Employees):

• Broad Street Home Care, Wilmette

• Coaching Financial Concepts, Inc., Des Plaines

• Generation Painting, Lake Zurich

• Katz, Goldstein, & Warren, Bannockburn

• Tash Wellness for Women, Skokie

Mid-Sized Companies (51-150 Employees):

• BCS Financial, Oakbrook Terrace

• Cornerstone Partners Horticultural Services Company, Elgin

• York Solutions, Westchester

Large Companies (Over 151 Employees):

• Grove Dental Associates, Bolingbrook

Innovation in Business:

• Impact Networking, Lake Forest

Family Business:

• Orange Home Services, Elburn

• Plum Grove Inc., Hoffman Estates

• Pulse Technology. Carol Stream

Architecture:

• Michael Menn Ltd., Northbrook

• Mid-States Glass and Metal, Inc., Niles

Business Organization/Economic Development Entity:

• Batavia Chamber of Commerce

Educational Institution, Entity, or Program:

• Dominican University, River Forest

Entertainment / Hospitality Company:

• Paramount Theatre, Aurora

Manufacturing:

• Iverson & Company, Des Plaines

Not-for-Profit:

• Allendale Association, Lake Villa

• Batavia United Way

• Diveheart, Downers Grove

• Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault, Arlington Heights

Presenting sponsors for this year's AABEs are B. Gunther & Company, Focus Capital Advisors and NIU Naperville MBA Program. Marketing partners are MRA-The Management Association and Small Business Advocacy Council.