The four finalists were selected by Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce staff out of a pool of 19 qualified applicants from a variety of industries. Judges for the award met to evaluate the finalists at the Chamber’s offices on Monday, June 16, based on their civic and charitable involvement, company leadership, growth and scalability.
The recipient of the award will be announced at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 24, at Navy Pier. The winner receives $25,000 in cash, compliments of Mesirow Financial, and valuable small business training and consulting.
Throughout the week, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce will release a feature piece on each individual finalist focusing on the history and innovations of their companies as well as their plans for the future.
About James Tyree
During his tenure as CEO, Jim Tyree led Mesirow Financial to exceptional levels of growth in all areas of the business. Among the 50 acquisitions completed during that time are firms such as Stein & Company, a premier real estate organization;