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Labe Bank Kicks off 100th Birthday Celebration by Sponsoring the Beach Boys at Ravinia….and Eli’s Cheesecake was there!

We are very proud of our long partnership with Labe Bank. From sponsoring the annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival to monthly bingo at Eli’s, and the recent addition of our Labe Bank ATM in the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe, Labe is an active member of the Eli’s & Wright Community, always working for the benefit of our business, our people and neighbors.

It was therefore an honor for us to participate in the kickoff of Labe’s 100 Year Celebration (1905-2005) on Tuesday, June 28th at the Ravinia Festival for the Beach Boys Concert. In keeping with the theme of the importance of its people and customers, Labe sponsored the sold out evening at this historic summer music festival and brought busloads of its people (according to Lowell Stahl, the Chairman, its most precious asset), members of the Good Life Club, which is the premiere senior group in the Chicago area and customers.

A great Bank deserves a great cake. Here is the 100 lb. Eli’s Cheesecake for the 100th Anniversary of Labe Bank.

The Eli’s Cheesecake is cut before several hundred Labe associates, Good Life Members and customers at Ravinia by Labe Vice Chairman, Don Versen, Eli’s President, Marc Schulman, Labe President, Dave Arts, and Labe Chairman, Lowell Stahl.

The Beach Boys on stage at Ravinia. It was a warm but comfortable evening with the lawn and Pavilion totally sold out

Labe customers and friends lit the night with their Labe necklaces

Labe fans come in all ages

Labe’s biggest booster, Chairman Lowell Stahl, and wife, Nancy, enjoying the Beach Boys.

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George O’Hare keynotes Labe Bank’s Good Life Day at Wright College

George O’Hare has played a major role in Eli’s history. A longtime customer of Eli’s at Eli’s the Place for Steak, George has been Eli’s Cheesecake’s annual motivational speaker for over 15 years. His stories of “fake it ’till you make it” and “no day like today” inspire anyone for 6 to 96.

George has a television show on Chicago Cable with an impressive list of guests.

In the picture below, George is speaking in the Wright Theatre (decorated for Godspell) to the Labe Bank Good Life Club.




Good Life Day at Wright College, 4400 N. Narragansett, Chicago



This event isf ree to members and includes a tour of the facilities, a c o m p l i m e n t a ry lunch catered by Eli’s Cheesecake, and classroom sessions taught by a Wright College professor.


Class session choices include: Chicago History II, Brain GymII, Line Dancing, Travel, and Flower Arranging.


George O’Hare’s “Accentuate the Positive” Radio / Television Shows have featured well-known model achievers:





Tony Bennett

James Brown

Carol Channing

Dick Gregory

Bob Hope

Arte Johnson

Della Reese

Richard Simmons

Melvyn Van Peebles

Malcolm Jamal Warner


Diann Burnes

John Calloway

Mary Ann Childers

Irene Hughes

Carol Kleinman

Irv Kupcinet

Bill Kurtis

Mary Laney

Andrew Lecky

Norman Mark

Art Norman

Lee Phillip

Harry Porterfield

Norman Ross

Warner Saunders

Linda Yu

Pam Zekman



Jack Brickhouse

“Sweet Charlie” brown

Ray Meyer

Emery Moorehead

Gale Sayers

Pat Summerall

Ernie Terrell



Roland W. Burris

Jane M. Byrne

Richard M. Daley

Alan Dixon

George W. Dunne

Edwin W. Eisendrath

Neil F. Hartigan

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Gordon Johnson

Edmund L. Kelly

Anna R. Langford

Jack O’Malley

David Orr

Clarence Pendleton, Jr.

Aurelia Pucinski

Gus Savage

Paul Simon

William Stratton

Harold Washington

Dan Webb

Jesse White


Dr. Manford J. Byrd Jr.

Dr. Frances Carroll

Marva Collins

Dr. Grace Dawson

Hermene Hartman

Sr. Barbara Hawkin

Dr. Ruth Love

Lourdes Monteagudo

Dr. Salvatore G. Rotella

Dr. Ronald Temple


Edward Gardner

Salvador Huerta

Edward Madden

Patrick L. O’Malley

Jimmy Rittenberg

Gerald J. Roper

Eli Schulman

Marc Schulman

Willie Wilson



Rev. Willie Barrow

Rev. George Clements

Rev. Johnnie Colemon

Msgr. John Egan

Minister Louis Farrakhan

Bishop Wilton Gregory

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh

Imam W. Deen Mohammed

Bishop James W. Montgomery

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Rev. Al Sampson

Rabbi Mordecai Simon



Kenan Heise

Derek Humphrey

John Malloy

John Naisbitt

Barbara Reynolds

Carol Schuller

Studs Terkel

Dempsey J. Travis

Dennis Wholey



Abraham lincoln Marovitz

R. Eugene Pincham




Jewel LaFontant

George Munoz

Jay Ross



Dale “Cod Father” Alexander

Dr. Alvenia Fulton



George O’Hare’s All Occasions Speakers Bureau

6441 Quincy Drive, Hinsdale, IL 60521

Telephone: (630) 323-3565


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Labe Bank Good Life Program Plays Cheesecake Bingo at Eli’s

One of our great neigborhood partners is Labe Bank. We have a year round
partnership that includes participation in the Eli’s/Wright Farmer’s Market,
sponsorship of our Annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival, and our favorite, monthly
cheesecake bingo in our Cafe. This monthly event is a sellout for members of the
Good Life Program at Labe, who enjoy an afternoon of dessert, coffee and a
number of games of our version of Bingo—using our over 50 flavors instead of
numbers on the card.

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