AUGUST 2018



Read below to catch up/check out our latest updates, see what went on here at the GOA in the month of July & figure out what's happening in August!
~ G O A U P D A T E S ~

GOA NEW LOCATION

We're all settled in to our new home! We want to thank everyone who donated and gave gifts and helped make our celebration wonderful!

SUMMER BBQ 2018

Woo hoo! Fun is an understatement!
We had an absolute BLAST at our Summer BBQ. Thanks to everyone who came out and took part in the awesomeness. It was definitely an event to remember...until next year! Check out these highlights and make sure you view more of the fun on our Facebook!
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GOA LIP SYNC BATTLE!

Join us for the first year ever for an EPIC BATTLE between members. Want to know who has talent? Think you have what it takes to be a Rockstar? Get your microphones ready for an awesome time as we set the stage for a member-to-member LIP SYNC BATTLE! 
Props & costumes encouraged! Enter for your chance to win a prize in 1st, 2nd or 3rd place.

Eaglewood Resort | 1401 Nordic Rd. | Itasca, IL. | 5pm-8pm 
Ticket Price: $35 | $40 walk in | 10 tickets for $300 BEFORE October 19th
Thank You to our members who renew every year!
Happy Anniversary!
24 Years:
UNITRANS INTERNATIONAL INC.
19 Years:
ALG ADMIRAL
17 Years:
CONCORDIA INTERNATIONAL FORWARDING CORP.
16 Years:
STAFFING PLUS
15 Years:
BELVEDERE BANQUETS
MB FINANCIAL BANK
8 Years:
DES PLAINES OFFICE EQUIPMENT
7 Years:
FOREST VIEW REHABILITATION AND NURSING
TRADE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
MINUTE MEN STAFFING OF ILLINOIS, INC.
OEC GROUP CHICAGO
6 Years:
FITZ CHEM
GREEN WORLDWIDE SHIPPING
WHITE PINES GOLF CLUB AND BANQUETS

5 Years:
CAMELOT CARE CENTERS INC.
MCMASTER-CARR SUPPLY COMPANY
SANTA'S HELPERS
BLACK RIVER TECHNOLOGY INC.
4 Years:
LIVING WATER COMMODITIES, A DIVISION OF HAWKEYE GOLD, LLC
HOGAN CONSTRUCTION CORP.
LATORIA BROS. CONTRUCTION CORP.
3 Years:
OHI LLC
PILOT FREIGHT SERVICES
STAHELIN PROPERTIES
ADDISON AUTO BODY & GLASS INC.
2 Years:
YANGXIANG ZHONGMU AMERICA TRADING CORP.
SMALL BIZ COMMUNICATION SERVICES
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS OF ILLINOIS
1 Year:
DYNAMIC PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'T NETWORK
PANDUIT CORP.
We would like to proudly announce all of our new members for the month of July!
Thanks for the referrals! We appreciate members referring other businesses to the association!
Venuti's Ristorante and Banquets
Home Instead Senior Care
Hollinger Insurance Services
The Energy Oasis
One Road Many Paths
Sutton Leasing/DBA Arnie Yusin Leasing
Henricksen
Thank you to Gary Becker from Chicago Sign Designs for referring Hollinger Insurance Services!
Help us celebrate these company anniversaries!
30 Years in Business

No matter the size of your shipment or the distance it's traveling, you need a trucking and transportation group you can trust.
That's why BT doesn't just offer the variety of solutions that put all your shipments where they need to be—we're here with the same friendly, familiar customer service we've provided for 25 years.
BT is a family-owned trucking and logistics company headquartered in the Chicagoland area and shipping across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Whether your needs include a truckload, flatbed, dry van or refrigerated shipping, we'll guide you to the quickest, most cost-effective solution available.

45 Years in Business

W.E. Carlson Corporation, a family owned and operated business, proudly celebrates its 45th anniversary of serving its customers and the community. W.E. Carlson Corporation opened its doors on August 1, 1973 as Northern Illinois’ and Northwest Indiana’s exclusive distributor for Rite-Hite® Corporation – the industry leader in loading dock and industrial door innovation, safety and quality. We started with a handful of salesmen and technicians steadily growing in size. We have consistently been one of the top distributorships for Rite Hite – being recognized as Distributor of the Year -- six (6) times over the years. Finally, in 2015, we were recognized as one of the Best Places in Illinois to Work by the Daily Herald Business Ledger.

35 Years in Business

With over 35 years of experience, Mid-West Moving & Storage has been a leader in the industry for residential local and long distance, office and commercial relocations, and federal government moving services.
Luis Toledo, our President and CEO started this company in 1983 with a truck and a dream. He was known as “Luis the Mover”, when he started his journey in this industry. He was a sought after mover and used his drive, determination, and knowledge to build a well known and professional company.
Member Accomplishments!
Northwest Neuro New Provider

Dr. Zara Schulman’s specialty is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), an area of medicine focused on improving and optimizing patients’ functional abilities so that they may more fully enjoy and participate in activities they need or want to do.
Her practice includes many aspects of general physiatry, with a focus on neurorehabilitation including management of spasticity, a type of muscle tightness often seen in patients with strokes, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, and brain injuries. She has extensive training in the use of Botox, Xeomin, Dysport and intrathecal baclofen pumps to treat spasticity, as well as the use of botulinum toxins to treat torticollis/cervical dystonia, sialorrhea, and hyperhidrosis.
Edward Jones Named One of PEOPLE Magazine's "50 Companies That Care"

PEOPLE magazine and Great Place to Work have honored Edward Jones as one of PEOPLE's "50 Companies That Care," a ranking based on the firm's associate feedback about how their workplace makes a difference in their lives and their communities.
Rankings represent feedback from more than 4.5 million employees across the U.S. PEOPLE partnered with Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, to analyze employees survey feedback and to consider the generosity of each organization's benefits, philanthropic and community support. Edward Jones took the No. 5 spot on the list!