Bloomingdale CHARACTER COUNTS!® Coalition
Bear Family Restaurants (2022)
No award ceremony 2020 due to Covid Pandemic
Star Smiles (2019)
Delish Cakes (2018)
Catering with Elegance (2017)
Alden Valley Ridge (2016)
Masterpiece Framing (2015)
Bloomingdale Bank & Trust (2014)
Bloomingdale Pharmacy (2013)
McElroy Pediatric Dentistry, Ltd (2011)
Rooster's Restaurant (2010)
Kara Foundation (2003)
Business of Character Awards
2022 Bloomingdale Business of Character Award
2022 Bloomingdale Business of Character: Bear Family Restaurants.
David Bear (President) and Nicole Buchanan (VP of Operations)
2021 Bloomingdale Business of Character Award
2021 Bloomingdale Business of Character -
Jigna Gandhi, Jignesh Gandhi, and Alisha Bedi.
2019 Bloomingdale Business of Character Award
2019 Bloomingdale Business of Character -
2018 Bloomingdale Business of Character Award
2018 Bloomingdale Business of Character was awarded to Delish Cakes. Alicia Eisenmann, owner.
2017 Bloomingdale Business of Character Award
2017 Bloomingdale Business of Character was awarded to Catering with Elegance. Pictured (l to r) Jeff, Karen and Don Helmig.
The award was presented in recognition of the low-
2016 Bloomingdale Business of Character Award
Pictured right (left to right): Mira Jasiewicz, Emily Rickman, and Aurora Garcia.
The recipient of the 2016 Business of Character Award was Alden Valley Ridge for the many years that their Food Services Department has provided a delightful spread of complimentary refreshments at the annual Memorial Day Celebration.
2015 Bloomingdale Business of Character Award
Masterpiece Framing has assembled complimentary mattes for the Lions Club environmental photo contest since 2005. The owner, Matt Pulchalski, also serves as a contest judge, and is a silent partner for the event providing a professional photo display. Last year, Masterpiece Framing donated a limited Thomas Kinkaide painting of Wrigley Field to the Boy Scout Council for their silent auction.
2014 Bloomingdale Business of Character Award
(l to r) Ken Edl, Jeannette Adcock, Susan Sargent, Fabiana Bertoncello, Christine Smith, Ed Levato Jr. and Rick Tayfel
Bloomingdale Bank and Trust received the 2014 Business of Character Award, for their commitment to the CC! Coalition since 2008, support for many community organizations, including the Lions Club, Park District (Movies in the Park), and Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce (new member breakfast, ambassador meetings, golf outing sponsorship, 50 Men Who Cook, and student scholarships). The bank provides more than financial support. They are also present at many community events, and exemplify the Pillars of Character in their hiring practices, customer service, financial investments and support.
2013 Bloomingdale Business of Character Award
Bloomingdale Pharmacy received the Fourth Annual Bloomingdale Business of Character Award for their friendly, caring and knowledgeable service. Upon entering the pharmacy it is apparent that the employees function as a family who know customers on a first name basis and many by voice when they call. Bloomingdale Pharmacy has been active in the community for many years and a longtime supporter of the Bloomingdale Lions Club and Historical Society. Pharmacist George Thies was presented the award at the Pharmacy by the Coalition.
2012 Bloomingdale Business of Character Award
Meijer team headed by Terri Martin.
Award given in recognition of Meijer’s participation and generous donations made to the Bloomingdale Shop with a Cop, National Night Out, Lions Club Easter Bunny Event, Westfield Middle School Student Council Sharing Tree, various local families in need, as well as the Bloomingdale CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition.
2011 Bloomingdale Business of Character Award
McElroy Pediatric Dentistry, Ltd. -
2010 Bloomingdale Business of Character Award
Rooster's Restaurant New to the program in 2010 is the Bloomingdale Business of Character Award, which was presented to owner Frank Cook and manager Terri Zak of Rooster's Restaurant. Rooster's received the award in recognition of the quality customer service demonstrated by their staff, and for their ongoing support and commitment to the Bloomingdale community through their dedicated and generous service in various community events, such as the Library Fish Fry, Bloomingdale Historical Society, Bloomingdale Police Department, etc. Pictured left to right: Frank Cook, Terri Zak, Sherry Douglas and Nancy Butler.
2003 Bloomingdale Foundation of Character Award
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