uccess comes in many different forms and can be attributed to everything from hard work, dedication and preparation, to making useful connections with others and luck.
Five members of the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce were recognized in January for their success. These are their success stories.
2015 Business of the Year Tuscan Market & Wine Shop, 141 W. Wing St., which was purchased by Colin and Lisa Gilbert in March 2015, earned the title of Business of the Year. The Gilberts are Tuscan Market’s third owners since it was founded in the 1990s.
local breweries and to see what they are doing. We have continued to bring in fresh fish once a week and have developed wine menus for our tables so that all of the wine on ‘the wall’ can be enjoyed in the shop,” she said. “We work through the chamber to increase our partnerships and strengthen our relationships with other local businesses and nonprofits like the library and Metropolis.
“Tuscan Market is successful because it evolves over time, based on what our customers ask for and where their interests lie,” Lisa said. “It began as just a retail wine shop and over the years has “The chamber helps us save on our bottom line, too, grown and expanded to the point where today it is a wine and Images by David Kay, Ltd. when we need business services or other help or advice. beer shop, a deli and a restaurant that serves lunch and dinner six days a week. It is a unique space where we host private events, wine and beer tastings That is where we turn for shared expertise. Chamber members are very supportive of and book club meetings. We also do catering and corporate gifting from Tuscan Market. each other and work hard for the success of fellow members,” Lisa added. “There are so many great businesses in Arlington Heights doing great things and we are humbled to be a part of it.” “We have over 100 craft beers and the Tuscan Market crew enjoys getting to know the
2015 Business Leader of the Year Jason Miller, Operator of the Fitness 19 franchise located at 1601 W. Campbell St., was named Business Leader of the Year. Miller and his wife, Ashley, moved here from Ohio in 2009 to open the location.
ment, free weights, personal training services, child care, day lockers and private changing rooms, seven days a week.
“We immediately noticed a strong sense of community and family “Fitness 19 is a neighborhood gym, driven to help each individual look, when we moved here, which was very important for us. In 2010 we feel and function better,” Miller said. “Our goal is to create a culture where joined the Arlington Heights Chamber to build relationships within the people of all fitness levels feel welcome. We provide a safe, quality business community. Since joining, we have participated in events like environment for the whole family, as our members range from 12 to 90 the Fourth of July parade and the Taste of Arlington Heights. I have had Images by David Kay, Ltd. years of age. Our community-driven focus is centered on our nationalthe opportunity to serve on the chamber board for two years and have ly-certified personal trainers, friendly child care staff and corporate wellness programs.” chaired the chamber Business Builders groups. Our involvement with local businesses and the connections we have made within the community have helped take our business to The 8,695-square-foot facility offers commercial-grade cardio and circuit training equipthe next level,” Miller stated. “Arlington Heights is truly a great place to be.”
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