Updated: June 25, 2012 6:47PM
Market Hinsdale raises money for
Whole Foods Market Hinsdale created a day where a portion of consumers’ purchases are donated to a local nonprofit.
On March 14, Whole Foods Market in Hinsdale donated 5 percent off all purchases to Helping Hand Center, a nonprofit organization in Countryside serving children and adults with disabilities. Whole Foods recently presented Helping Hand Center’s executive director, Mary Beth Hepp, with a check for $3,880. The center’s mission is to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve their highest level of independence through programs and services in West Cook and DuPage counties.
To find out about Whole Foods Market Hinsdale and how it gives back to the community, visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/hinsdale.
To find out about Helping Hand Center and the programs and services it offers, visit www.hhcenter.org.
New hire at
James H. Tazelaar, 56, has joined Krusinski Construction Co. of Oak Brook as senior project superintendent.
Tazelaar, a Villa Park resident, is responsible for site supervision on projects including the Comcast interior build-out of multiple floors at 2100 S. York Road, Oak Brook.
His previous experience included 21 years at George Sollitt Construction where, as a senior project manager, he completed various award-winning projects, as well as LEED Silver certified facilities.
Tazelaar sits on the Oversight Committee at the First Church of Lombard. He was previously a council member and chairman of the Property and Grounds Committee.
Tazelaar and his family have volunteered at numerous organizations, including The Saint Bernard Project that rebuilt homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Rebuilding Together Christmas in April project and the Tri-Town YMCA.
Client service, ethics and professionalism have elevated Robert Greulich of Oak Brook to qualify for the “Top of the Table” of the Million Dollar Round Table — an association of financial professionals.
Greulich is a eight-year MDRT member and a four-time Top of the Table qualifier.
Top of the Table status is the highest level of MDRT membership and places Greulich among the top professionals in the global life insurance and financial services industry. It recognizes Greulich for demonstrating professional knowledge, client service and ethical conduct.
The U.S. Postal Service invites small businesses to attend a “Grow Your Business Day” workshop that will help entrepreneurs and proprietors to promote their businesses using direct mail, without the cost of mailing lists or permits, at 10 a.m. Friday at Rasmussen College, Suite 400, 1415 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook.
The Every Door Direct service is the first in a series of U. S. Postal Service initiatives to make growing your business with the mail more efficient and affordable.
In the one-hour presentation, postal experts will show how to select a campaign message, target an audience and prepare Every Door Direct mailings. Information will be provided on how to do it yourself or use mailing house vendors. Attendees will also learn about the Postal Service’s Direct Mail Hub, a website that has ways to tap into marketing advantages of Direct Mail.
Individuals interested in attending are encouraged to register at usps.com/growyourbusinessdays.
Local resident part of group that won ‘sustainability award’
Greif, Inc. has awarded its 2011 Michael J. Gasser Global Sustainability Award to the Delta Companies Group’s Toronto and Chicago facilities.
Chicago leaders include Clay Best, Jim Czerwinski, Michael Kirkwood and Dave Nelson.
Delta is a subsidiary of Greif.
Nelson joined Delta 2 1/2 years ago as director of sales and marketing and has a Six Sigma Green Belt. Based in Delta’s Bedford Park plant, Nelson lives in Western Springs.
David Fischer, Greif president and chief executive officer, said, “The Delta team did an outstanding job in advancing our commitment to becoming a more sustainable company. Their work on developing more sustainable engine lubricants and automotive fluids and reducing the environmental footprint of their formulation and packaging is creating awareness that these products can be recyclable, biodegradable and made from renewable resources, and still meet the performance standards required.
“We are all thrilled with their work, and look forward to more innovative products coming from this team.”
Delta Companies Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Greif, Inc. and is an independent lubricant manufacturer.
Salt Creek Credit Union moves to larger facility
Salt Creek Credit Union has moved to larger facilities at 3013 S. Wolf Road, Westchester.
Founded in 1960 as Hinsdale and LaGrange Hospital Credit Union to serve the financial needs of the hospital’s employees and their families, it wasn’t important for the Credit Union to be accessible to the general populace. But over the years, its field of membership has changed and, since 2007, it encompasses a large portion of Cook and DuPage counties. Today, membership is available to anyone who lives or works in the area bounded by 22nd Street on the north, Interstate 55 on the south, First Avenue on the east, and Interstate 355 on the west.
Salt Creek Credit Union serves more than 2,600 members. It is a not-for-profit financial services provider.
Visit www.saltcreekcu.org, call (708) 356-4080 or stop in at 3013 S. Wolf Road, Westchester.
Heartland Bank and Trust Co. has hired Ryan Kastner as vice president in asset management for commercial real estate.
Kastner will serve the real estate lending needs of the Chicago metropolitan market areas, and is located at Heartland Bank’s 4456 Wolf Road, Western Springs location. He will be responsible for developing and underwriting commercial real estate transactions.
Kastner brings more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate financing to the bank. His banking career started at American National Bank and Trust Co. in Chicago. Over the course of his career, Kastner has experience in providing financing on investment real estate projects and commercial developments. Most recently, he provided bank advisory services to community banks in the Chicago area.
Kastner has a bachelor of science degree in finance from Bradley University and a master of business administration degree in management with concentrations in commercial real estate finance and financial systems from DePaul University in Chicago. A Morton, Ill. native, he now makes his home in Yorkville with his wife, Kristin.