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Englewood Construction completes Wild-West styled restaurant project

BY Marianne Wilson

Chicago — Englewood Construction’s restaurant group has completed Williston Brewing Co., an upscale restaurant and lounge in booming Williston, N.D.

“Williston Brewing Co. provides a much-needed dining and entertainment option for oil field workers and their families,” said William Di Santo, president of Lemont, Ill.-based Englewood Construction. “We’ve been fortunate to take part in the area’s commercial construction boom sparked by North Dakota’s oil rush.”

In addition to serving as the general contractor, Englewood Construction also assisted in the value-added design of the $5.2 million interior build-out to create a modern Western-themed dining destination. The 12,000-sq.-ft. space is attached to the 92-room El Rancho Hotel and features wood floors, stone fireplaces and exposed brick. The owners’ big game trophies mounted on the walls and cow-hide leather chairs enhance the western decor.

Owned by Williston Holding Co. and designed by Minneapolis-based Studio M. Architects, the restaurant seats approximately 335 people in a variety of unique spaces. A huge bar with 40 beers on tap in the center of the restaurant features an artistic counter made from a giant redwood tree and 24 televisions including three with 90-inch screens.

A 21-and-over section houses a stage, mechanical bull and gaming tables. The restaurant’s Buffalo Room provides an intimate setting with leather chairs and sofas, and showcases a glass-enclosed wall with a 3,000-bottle upscale wine selection.

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Rose Paving Co. CEO honored at the Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards

BY Staff Writer

Bridgeview, Ill. — Alan Rose, CEO and majority owner of Rose Paving Co., a leader in national parking lot management, has been honored at the 2013 Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards (EEAs), sponsored by The Daily Herald Business Ledger, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Twenty business owners in total were recognized at a ceremony on Sept. 11 hosted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger. The EEAs were presented for the 14th consecutive year, and approximately 160 people were in attendance at the event.

“After 40 years as an entrepreneur, I have learned valuable lessons; perhaps the greatest of all, to hire people smarter than me. I trust my employees to do as good or a better job than I could do myself,” stated Alan Rose, CEO.

The EEAs recognized outstanding entrepreneurship in suburban Chicago. Honorees demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship, including willingness to take risk, drive, perseverance, and business creativity. In order to qualify, the nominee’s company or organization must be based in, have been founded in, or have a significant presence in the suburban Chicago area. The seven categories for awards were early stage, growth, innovation, outstanding service to entrepreneurs, young entrepreneur (under age 40), regional spirit, and lifetime achievement.

Rose Paving Company provides complete parking lot management solutions to commercial and industrial properties nationwide.

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IDC bolsters management team

BY CSA STAFF

International Dispensing Corporation, a packaging research and development company that specializes and manufactures game-changing innovations for the food and beverage industry, has promoted Tom Shaver to COO.

For the past 10 months, Shaver has served on the company’s board of directors and has been intimately involved in the company’s marketing and business development activities. During that period, working side by side with CEO Greg Abbott, Shaver has been credited with helping the company deepen its bonds with strategic partners, strengthen its manufacturing processes, form a world-class industry advisory board, launch its new website and establish ongoing sales initiatives around the world.

Shaver spent seven years (2003-2010) at SIG Combibloc, a leading system supplier of aseptic carton packaging and filling machines for beverages and food, with worldwide revenues of $1.9 billion. As VP of marketing for North and Central America, Shaver developed the strategic roadmap that produced record sales for North America. He was directly responsible for all SIG Combibloc global account management sales activities for Coca Cola and PepsiCo, and executed multi-million dollar equipment and packaging contracts for Unilever and Campbell’s Soup. Prior to working for SIG Combibloc, Shaver held managerial and business development positions at Red Bull, Vitality Foodservice, Dannon Yogurt and Tone’s Spices. Shaver received a B.A. degree from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of Tampa.

“It has been a sincere pleasure working with Tom and he has earned my utmost confidence and trust,” said Abbott. “Besides bringing positive energy and keen focus to every task at hand, Tom has proven to be a superb leader, strategist, and problem solver. His experience in marketing and aseptic manufacturing coupled with his wisdom, character, and people skills are among the reasons IDC has made so many strides in recent months and why our future looks so bright. Tom is the complementary industry person I have been waiting for, and I am delighted that he is now representing the company as COO.”

“We have accomplished a number of important things, paving the way for what I believe will be stellar success in the near future,” said Shaver. “Not only are IDC’s innovations big and game-changing, but also the management team, advisory board, strategic partners, and global customer base we have lined up are why I believe so much in what we are doing and why I am excited to make IDC a full-time commitment.”

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