CHICAGO, Ill. – October 20 – Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) and the Chicago Bears have announced that Tasty Catering of Elk Grove Village, Ill., is the first “enshrinee” to be inducted in the Staples Small Business Hall of Fame. Tasty Catering is the first of four Chicagoland small businesses to receive this honor. In keeping with Staples’ commitment to helping small businesses, Staples has made it easy to for local companies to have a chance to win one of the four Hall of Fame spots. The Staples Small Business Hall of Fame Sweepstakes is open to all Chicagoland small businesses simply by visiting www.StaplesHallofFame.com.
Founded in 1989, Tasty Catering is a full-service corporate caterer covering the entire Chicagoland market. “We are so excited to be the first company inducted into the Staples Small Business Hall of Fame,” said Thomas Walter, chief executive officer of Tasty Catering. “With the economic climate how it is, it’s great to see that Staples recognizes the important role that small businesses play in this country.”
In addition to being named to the Staples Small Business Hall of Fame, Tasty Catering will receive a prize package featuring a $2,000 Staples gift card, a free Staples EasyTech onsite consultation, two annual Economy Plus options and one annual Red Carpet Club membership from United Airlines, and a $200 Wildfire gift certificate. Representatives of Tasty Catering will also be on hand at Soldier Field on December 12 when the Bears take on the New England Patriots.
In addition, Staples is also providing $1,000 to donate to the Cancer Research Foundation (www.cancerresearchfdn.org), the charity of Tasty Catering’s choice. “Staples is thrilled to announce Tasty Catering as the first winner in the Staples Small Business Hall of Fame Sweepstakes,” said Bob Wolfe, Staples regional vice president. “We launched this promotion to showcase the importance of small business and honor them in a unique way for what they bring to the economy of the Chicagoland area. Tasty Catering is a great local success story dedicated to excellence in all areas of its business.”
About Tasty Catering
Tasty Catering is a suburban-Chicago based catering and event planning services company that has been exceeding customers catering needs for more than twenty years. Services span a large variety of events and occasions, from meetings, conferences, employee appreciation events and outdoor picnics to holiday parties, birthdays, milestone celebrations and weddings. Tasty Catering’s many satisfied customers include Abbott, American Airlines, Colgate, CDW, Harris Bank, Mortenson Construction, Navistar, Sherman Hospital and the University of Chicago.
Tasty Catering, 2013 Daily Herald’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Caterer, 2010 Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) award winner, 2010 Governor’s Sustainability award winner, and 2009 Better Business Bureau Torch Award Winner for Marketplace Ethics, is the “go-to” caterer for the Chicago-area. The company is part of the elite group, Leading Caterers in America (LCA), has also received numerous NICE Awards and has been recognized as a 2012 Workforce Chicago Award Winner, 2012 Psychologically Healthy Workplace, a Crain’s Chicago Business Best Place to Work (2010-2013), a Best Place to Work in Illinois for six consecutive years (2007-2012) and is a Best and Brightest Winning Company (2012, 2010, 2009).
Tasty Catering is part of 80-Nine Holdings, which also includes the following companies: Great Game of Business Chicago, It’s My Company Too!, nuphoriq, That’s Caring, The Thought Board and Touhy Capital.