• Chicago native Laura Schwartz (above, at left) took Capitol Hill by storm Sept. 17 when she spoke alongside Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Dean Heller to build recognition for Clean the World, a nonprofit that partners with hotels and resorts across North America to distribute recycled soap...
• RPM Advertising blows out the candles on 20 years of business and, to celebrate, the agency’s partners Steve Platcow and Mark Malin (above, with Rhona Frazin and Elizabeth Dozier) hosted 400 guests at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington) for an evening of giving back.
• “Sigharitiria” to Grecian Delight founder Peter Parthenis Sr. and his son Peter Parthenis Jr., who are celebrating 40 years of dishing out mouth-watering gyros to restaurants around the country. The Elk Grove Village-based company has grown to include more than 400 distributors since its founding...
• Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner (above) and west suburban shoppers bagged something big: Simon Property Group broke ground on a $110 million expansion of the Chicago Premium Outlets (1650 Premium Outlet, Aurora), growing the shopping center to more than 170 shops by next spring.