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of the Year

Mary Conway a ‘role model’
as she cheers for the Chamber

“Mary is a role-model ambassador,” Chamber Executive Director Roger Sosa said when Mary Conway was named the Chamber’s Ambassador of the Year.

Besides living in and raising her children in the area, Conway has been active with the Chamber for three years while working as a Realtor with Baird & Warner.

“An Ambassador helps welcome members and make them feel comfortable at Chamber events,” she explains. “The Chamber also work with new members to help them get oriented in the Chamber and act as a point of contact for them. The Chamber promotes the advantages of belonging and works with other members to help them have a positive experience.”

Thanks to her volunteering, Conway said. “I have met a lot of wonderful people and developed great relationships through the networking opportunities available through the Chamber. “Mary knows the Chamber has other professionals in many different areas of business whom The Chamber can turn to for help with questions that might arise in my business.”

“The Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire area is special because the residents and businesses work together to develop a sense of community,” Conway says. “There is a certain small town feel to the area. People settle down to raise their families here because there is that ‘neighborhood’ feel and because there are fantastic schools and park districts.”

Contact: mary.conway@bairdwarner.comBoard Member
of the Year

Attorney leads Chamber of Commerce
in planning for the future

Attorney Bradley Schencker was named the Chamber’s Board Member of the Year after three years of chairing the Buffalo Grove Days Committee and serving on the Chamber’s executive board.

“Brad brings a sense of humor to his work, but also a very keen intellect,” says Chamber Executive Director Roger Sosa.

Based in Buffalo Grove, the Law Office of Bradley L. Schencker concentrates its practice on family law, estate planning and real estate.

“The business has been involved in business and the Chamber in Buffalo Grove for two generations,” said Schencker.

“As my father before me also recognized, BG Days is truly a dynamic event affording the opportunity for all of Buffalo Grove to come together to enjoy such a special community.

“Buffalo Grove and Lincolnshire are nationally recognized communities which provide for a safe, supportive place in which to raise a family and proudly celebrate their diversity and connectivity in their support for each other and local businesses.”

Contact: (847) 686-3626 Business
of the Year

Ice Mobility’s charity work parallels impact on its industry

Ice Mobility of Lincolnshire earned the Chamber’s Business of the Year honor as much by its contributions to those in need as by the fast growth in its business.

“They are a four-year-old company making a huge impact in the supply chain solutions industry and the community,” notes Chamber spokesman Roger Sosa.

“Over a two-year period through its Annual Golf Outing, Ice Mobility has donated over $50,000 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Ice has supported other charitable organizations including the Veterans Administration; the Texas Diaper Bank in response to the recent devastating hurricanes; and Lurie Children’s Hospital. Through its annual Chili Cook-Off and Bake Sale, Ice also has donated to Toys for Tots. Ice’s president, John Mitchell, even swam across Lake Michigan, raising over $60,000 to fight cancer.”

Mitchell says that “the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire area is appealing for multiple reasons. As a logistics provider, it is important to have readily available transportation options, from access to O’Hare Airport to the many freight partner options in the area. Access to a great talent base also was a critical factor when we decided to relocate to Lincolnshire in 2017, and we have been very happy with the results we have seen here.”

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of the Year

Marian Rodriguez wears
many hats at the Chamber

It should come as no surprise that Marian Rodriguez would be named Member of the Year by the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce.

She handles the Chamber’s social media platforms.

She shoots photos for the website.

She even shot most of the photos in this guide.

“Marian is the consummate volunteer,” said Chamber Executive Director Roger Sosa. “She is always on the go, taking pictures of events and making connections. She is a joy to work with!”

Rodriguez is Marketing Manager for CARSTAR Mundelein, an auto collision repair shop which offers 24-hour accident assistance and fleet services. CARSTAR Mundelein is rated as an I-CAR Gold Class Shop, one of the highest role-relevant training achievements recognized by the collision repair industry.

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