Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to Address Better Business Bureau 88th Annual Dinner Meeting on March 19th

CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will speak at the 88th Annual Dinner Meeting of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago & Northern Illinois (BBB) on Thursday, March 19, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.

In addition, PNC Bank will serve as presenting sponsor of this year’s event. Scott Swanson, president of PNC Bank, will have the honor of introducing Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, our featured speaker.

The 88th annual meeting will be emceed by NBC Chicago Co-News Anchor and Reporter Allison Rosati. Receiving the Torchbearer Award is Dayle Gillett of The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies. Jason Knowles of ABC 7 will be presented the Diogenes Award for Excellence in Media and Michael Stanczak of Hanson Material Service will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

“We are honored to award these recipients that exemplify the goals and principles of the Better Business Bureau to foster an ethical marketplace benefiting both consumers and businesses,” says Steve J. Bernas, president & CEO of the BBB.

This year’s event has been made possible through the generosity of the following sponsors:

PNC Bank, Combined Insurance Co. of America, Discover Financial Services, Inland Real Estate Group, Inc., Abt Electronics & Appliances, Access One, Inc., Airoom, LLC, BMO Harris Bank, Bridgestone Retail Operations, Brouwer Brothers Steamatic, Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), CDW , ComEd, Coyne College, Delaware Place Bank, DeVry Education Group, Empire Today, LLC, Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., Gary Lang Auto Group, Godzecki, Del Giudice, Americus, Farkas & Brocato, Hanson Material Service, Hilton Chicago, J.C. Restoration, Inc., MB Financial Bank, Medley’s Moving & Self Storage, Midas International Corp., MiniMoves, Inc., Napleton Automotive Group, National Van Lines, Inc., Perma-Seal Basement Systems, Inc., Restore Construction, Inc., Sears, State Farm Insurance Company, US Cellular, Walgreens, West Suburban Bank, Wireless Central LLC, ABC 7 Chicago, CBS 2 Chicago, NBC 5 Chicago, Tribune Media Group, WGN TV, Apple Vacations, SEARS, Abt Electronics & Appliances, Tiffany & Co.

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