One of Eli’s Cheesecake’s biggest supporters is Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas. Active in the Greater North Michgan Avenue Association and a resident of the Streeterville community, Pappas has a record of expanding
the services of her office to consumers in numerous languages (the international nature of the office is evident by the over 80 international flags that are displayed in the main lobby of the Treasurer’s office) and in protecting the
funds of Cook County, one of the largest county governments in the country.

Today, Maria invited Maureen, Elana and I to an awards ceremony in her office in connection with a visit by Miss America Jennifer Berry. A resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Berry has undertaken a platform of building intolerance to drunk driving and underage drinking.

It was an honor for us to meet Miss America and to be presented with an Award of Excellence from her and the Treasurer for “Sweetening the World with the Best Cheesecake Ever.”

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