Concordia University Chicago is pleased to announce that The Eli’s Cheesecake Company will receive the President’s Corporate Neighbor Award through the University’s 2012 Community Awards for Excellence in Learning and Leadership program, which also will honor Federico d’Escoto and Rick Tanksley of Oak Park..
Established in 2003, the Community Awards for Excellence recognize extraordinary contributions by individuals and organizations in Chicago’s suburbs to community leadership, education and humanitarianism.
The President’s Corporate Neighbor Award:
The Eli’s Cheesecake Company is recipient of the President’s Corporate Neighbor Award for its exceptional community leadership and outreach, most notably its educational and community partnerships. Founded by Eli Schulman, the organization now produces more than 20,000 cheesecakes daily. Currently, Marc S. Schulman is president of the company, which has been a Chicago staple for decades.
Eli’s is committed to supporting the Chicago Public Schools, with Marc Schulman as a long time supporter of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS) and is co-chair of its Business Advisory Board. This past summer, Wright College and Eli’s jointly sponsored a Summer Sustainable Agriculture Program for students of CHSAS.
Eli’s and Wright College maintain educational and community partnerships that includes a series of classes for Eli’s associates in areas including food safety and business writing. The organizations also jointing sponsor a weekly farmer’s market during the summer.
All of us at Eli’s Cheesecake were delighted to be a part of the on air celebration for the last day of Meteorologist Ginger Zee on NBC Chicago. Ginger is moving to New York City with a major announcement scheduled on Monday. In her 5 years at NBC Chicago, Ginger has made a great contribution to the community and to the station. Zee was feted on air on Saturday, October 8th by anchors Kim Vatis, Chicago Native Stefan Holt and new weatheperson Cheryl Scott.
Eli’s Cheesecake wishes Ginger Zee a most successful run in New York: Just don’t forget your hometown Cheesecake!
It is a very special summer when the Big Top of Cirque Du Soleil comes to Chicago. On Wednesday, June 29th, Eli’s Cheesecake was part of the welcoming celebration as Ovo opened in the lot of the United Center. Eli’s Executive Pastry Chef Laurel Boger and Team created a themed cake to welcome the guests to opening night.
Representing Eli’s at the opening night were Korey Grace, Kaitlin Matthews, Laurel Boger, Jolene Worthington and Marc Schulman.
Korey Grace and Laurel Boger were very busy at intermission passing out complimentary Eli’s Dippers customized for the event.
The frozen cheesecake on a stick dipped in chocolate were themed with the colors of Ovo.
Windy City Live debuted on ABC 7 Chicago on Thursday, May 26th in the 9am time slot held by Oprah for so many years. Hosted by former ABC 7 sportscaster, Ryan Chiaverini and former WGN-TV traffic news anchor, Val Warner, the show will be broadcast live each weekday before a studio audience.
Hosts Ryan Chiaverini and Val Warner celebrated their first Windy City Live with a Commemorative Eli’s Cheesecake.
Chicago Restaurateur Billy Dec is a regular contributor to Windy City Live. For the first show, Billy was joined by Johnny Galecki, who grew up in Oak Park and is the star of “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS.
Th Commemorative Eli’s Cheesecake that was presented to the studio audience to close and the show and was then served to the audience and staff.
Eli’s Marc Schulman greets celebrity chef and restaurateur Art Smith who is a regular contributor to Windy City Live.
Eli’s Maureen Schulman greets Windy City Live Host Val Warner.
Windy City Live Host Ryan Chiaverini enjoys a slice of the Eli’s Cheesecake created for the premiere of Windy City Live.
All of us at Eli’s Cheesecake congratulate and welcome Mayor Rahm Emanuel. On a sunny (but cold) Monday May 16th, Chicago inaugurated Rahm Emanuel as its 55th Mayor. Mayor Emanuel served as our Congressman and has been a great fan and customer of Eli’s Cheesecake. We look forward to working with him and praise his agenda of improving public education, making the City safer and creating an environment for business to grow and create jobs.