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Southland celebrates partnerships among manufacturers, schools

Photo:(L-R) Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, CSEDC Executive Director & SSMMA Deputy Executive Director of Economic Development Reggie Greenwood, Gallagher Asphalt President Charlie Gallagher, and CSEDC Chairman Michael Scholefield /Image courtesy of the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium

It seemed fitting for the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation to honor Charlie Gallagher, president of Thornton-based Gallagher Asphalt, with its 2018 Big Shoes Award. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle presented Gallagher with the award on June 28 during a reception at Calumet Country Club in Homewood.

“The south suburbs are rich with assets,” Preckwinkle said. A skilled workforce, strategic location and solid infrastructure help attract business investment, she said. Please click here to read Ted Slowik’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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