Gerald J. Roper: A Force of Nature
Presented by A. Finkl & Sons Co.
Help us honor Gerald J. Roper, for 25 years with Chicago Gateway Green.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 East Wacker Drive)
Individual Ticket – $150
On January 25, Governor Pat Quinn will officially proclaim the expressway garden at the Kennedy/Edens Expressways Junction to be named the “Gerald J. Roper Gateway”. Mr. Roper will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his significant support and dedication as a founding member of Chicago Gateway Green, serving as Chicago Gateway Green’s Chairman for over ten years, his immense civic involvement throughout Chicagoland, as well as his contributions to our region’s leading business and entrepreneurial communities. Mr. Roper serves as Chairman of the President’s Advisory Council for Harold Washington College along with serving and sitting on many other impactful boards and councils in Chicagoland.
Mr. Roper is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Roper has been a tireless leader and advocate for both the small and large business and entrepreneurial communities in Chicagoland as demonstrated in the formation of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC), the Center’s innovative Bridge Program, the Illinois Innovation Accelerator (I2A) Fund, and the Small Business Development and Resource Center (SBDRC). Before joining the Chamber in 1993, Mr. Roper served as President and CEO of the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau. We invite you to be a part of creating this much deserved recognition for this remarkable Chicagoland Leader by attending the Gerald J. Roper Recognition Reception.
Hosted by Members of Chicago Gateway Green and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
Host Committee (in formation)*
Tony Abruscato • Howard Alper • Norman R. Bobins • Dan Boho • Mike Cassidy
Robert W. Crawford Jr. • Deborah DeHaas • Grant DePorter • Pat Donelly • Tyrone Fahner
Joe Gregoire • Lee Golub • Sheldon Holzman • Bill Kurtis • Donna LaPietra
Bruce Liimatainen • David Lissner • Susanna Negovan • James O’Connor • Richard Price
Quintin Primo • J.B. Pritzker • John Rau • Tom Ricketts • Rick Simon • Dusty Stemer
Scott Swanson • Steve Traxler • Robert A. Wislow
*Committee Members as of 12/19/11
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