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South Holland Business Association “Where Business Works”

P.O. Box 334 • South Holland, IL 60473 708/596-0065 • Fax: 708/596-6696 •

nOV / DEC 2013

South Holland Business Association annual

Holiday Luncheon Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Glenwoodie Golf Club 19301 State St., Glenwood, Illinois 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Cash Bar $35.00 per person, or

Sponsorship, $500 (includes signage and a table for 10) Invite your staff! Bring a prospective member! Reservations required, and must be received by SHBA no later than Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Checks, credit/debit cards and cash accepted For more information call Blevian at 708-596-0065. We are asking members to consider donating RAFFLE ITEMS for this event

Please bring a new, unwrapped item of clothing or toy suitable for ages up to 13 years. Items will be donated toThornton Township Family Holiday Giveaway, which provides gifts for needy area children. Thank you for your generosity!

SHBA – Where Business Works

Holiday Blessings I thank God for you and your families. Thank you for your love and support. Thank you for being a member of the South Holland Business Association (SHBA). May God continue to Bless you and your business endeavors. And give you Peace that surpasses all understanding. Okeycha Pettigrew, President, South Holland Business Association


Please sign up to be a mentor (for adults and/or high school students). Provide opportunities for someone else to gain skills by working in your company as a volunteer.

CHECK OUT WEBSITE: There are great resources on grants, workshops, employment and more. Website:

REVISION TO SHBA BYLAWS: Duties of the Immediate Past President: If appointed by the Board of Directors, the Immediate Past President may serve in an advisory role in a non-voting capacity to the Board of Directors. And may, in addition, serve on a committee

Please note: All South Holland Business Association restaurants, cafés, grocers and hospitality venues...


As members of the South Holland Business Association you have received a free membership in the We Deliver Chicago Coalition. We Deliver Chicago is a coalition of advocacy and community groups, small businesses, labor unions and chambers of commerce who are partners of America’s non-alcoholic beverage companies. Our coalition communicates the economic and social contributions of the non-alcoholic beverage industry. Through investment and job creation, member companies such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo and the Dr Pepper/Snapple Group have helped to improve the quality of life of thousands of Illinois residents. As a member, your business’s name and logo will be added to the We Deliver Chicago website’s growing list of coalition members. (Other members include: McDonald’s, KFC, Balagio Restaurant, Armand’s Pizza, Huck Finn Restaurant, Al’s Beef, Connie’s Pizza, Shop & Save Market, Pete’s Fresh Market, County Fair, Savea-lot and many more.) Your business will have opportunities to promote itself in the organization’s monthly email blast, at no cost. You will have opportunities to meet and greet non-alcoholic beverage industry executives from PepsiCo, Coca Cola and/or the Dr Pepper/Snapple Group. Contact Blevian Moore for more information. You will receive industry news – such as the tour of Coca Cola’s Alsip facility which was arranged by the We Deliver Chicago Coalition – and highlights via the We Deliver Chicago

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email blast. All of this is FREE!! All South Holland Business Association restaurants, cafés, grocers and hospitality venues are enrolled automatically. You may opt out of this offer by emailing Jenelle A. Alexander at or calling 312-768-4785.

Pictured left to right: Blevian Moore, Executive Director, South Holland Business Association; Kathleen Strand, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, The Coca Cola Company; Kevin Morris, Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications, The Coca Cola Company; Cook County Commissioner Joan Murphy - 6th Cook County District; Cook County Commissioner Jeffrey R. Tobolski - 16th Cook County District; Greg Babb, Plant Manager, Alsip Operations, Coca-Cola Refreshments.

South Holland Business Association

Seton Academy

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Windy City Live!

Ji (Windy City Live)and SHBA member Dave Galocy (Wingstop, South Holland) saucing and tossing mango habanero wings on November 4th.

January 23, 2014

Business Luncheon Representatives from local banks will lead a panel discussion regarding various financing options. Q&A will follow. The Intercom

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SHBA Business Luncheon

Enhance your sales techniques Thursday, October 24, 2013


Photos by Larry Burrows,

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Never Forget: It All Comes Down to Value • When you stop focusing on the After all of the new technologies, the transaction and start becoming a market predictions, the industry ups trusted advisor, you bring more and downs, and the changes in how value. your profession works, it turns out what really matters, what has ALWAYS • And when you specialize in a mattered, is how well you continue to specific area and truly master it, provide great value to your clients at a that’s more value still. time when they need it the most. To really make it work, though, Providing tremendous value is the one you need to remember two things ability all great agents share. The good about value: First, the best value is news is that it’s an ability that you can unexpected. When you experience nurture and master. the delight of great service that you never anticipated, that’s true value. Unexpected value can’t be beat. • When you shift from prospecting to educating, you’re providing Second, value needs to be communimore value to the people who cated. Much of the change ahead is might someday become your about perception. Buyers and sellers are clients trying to justify your value. With the • When you stop burying people tools to buy and sell real estate at their in information and start offering fingertips, clients perceive the value of them insight, you’re delivering real estate services as lower. Your job is value.

to change that perception, and communicate it. Making your value apparent is your responsibility. You can’t expect it to make itself known. The internet and the information age may have given consumers a fresh independence in their real estate transactions, but it’s also given them a false confidence. Your clients may have information and tools, but they don’t have you experience, wisdom or insight. The value you bring to the table is tremendous. QUESTION: Think about your last transaction. What did you do to add unexpected value? How did you communicate your value to your clients? Written BY: Richard Robbins Submitted BY: Larry Powell

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S OU T H H O L L A ND B U S INE S S A S S OCI A T ION - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Okeycha Pettigrew (President)............................. Mom Knows Best Margaret Organ (Vice-President)..................................... Walgreens Daniela Mabry (Secretary) ...................................MB Financial Bank Leonard Boos (Treasurer) ................... Illiana Financial Credit Union Blevian Moore ... Executive Director

- BOARD OF DIRECTORS Letica Cruz .............................................................Providence Bank Alexandra Glumac....................... Business & Career Institute, SSC Felicia Houston............................. Ingalls Behavioral Health Center Lynn Toi Lawson...................... Christian Community Health Center Larry Powell..............................................................Insurance Pros Ruth Ramirez.....................................................Ramirez Law Office Brian Tennis ..................................South Suburban Memorials, Inc. Tim Woloszyn...................................................... MB Financial Bank Donald Grimwood... Immediate Past President

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