Friday, April 12, 2013
Takeda Pharmaceuticals of Deerfield will receive the Lake County Chamber of Commerce's Business of the Year Award at a dinner featuring keynote speaker Bill Kurtis on April 17 at the Lake Forest Club.
Friday, April 12
The Lake County Chamber of Commerce and guests will celebrate the organization’s 98th anniversary with a dinner celebration at the Lake Forest Club on April 17 to welcome new board members and honor outstanding business leaders within the chamber. The annual dinner is one of the chamber’s largest fundraisers with proceeds from the event being used to support member programming and services for the Lake County Chamber. This year's theme is "Innovation, Ingenuity & Reinvigorating Your Brand." Acclaimed producer, host and major market news anchor Bill Kurtis will provide the keynote address for the evening. Having cultivated his personal brand as a media specialist, author and business leader earning the respect of his peers and viewers for …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Saying thank you is as important as all the perks, according to some employees.
Each time a list of the best places to work in Chicagoland is published Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., is on the list. In July, the National Association of Business Resources named the Deerfield based American headquarters of the global giant one of the 101 best places to work in the area. Last week the Chicago Tribune put Takeda at No. 25 on its list of best Chicago work environments. Earlier: Takeda Named Top Work Environment For Senior Manager for Communications Elissa Johnsen it has something to do with the company’s onsite child care facility. “When I need it is an open door,” she said of the times she has brought her son to work with her. For Director of Learning and Organizational Effectiveness Jen Dickerson particularly …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Deerfield based companies help train science teachers; create jobs for people with disabilities
Saturday, October 27, 2012
A program created in Connecticut by Deerfield based Walgreens just under a year ago to increase job opportunities for people with disabilities through special training has already placed 17 of the 62 people who have completed the course with employment in the company, according to a story on Daily Finance. The goal of the program is to provide people with training for jobs in Walgreens stories or other retailers requiring similar skills, according to the story. The company works closely with social service and vocational rehabilitation agencies to administer the course. Takeda, another Deerfield based corporation, said this week it would donate $250,000 to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry’s Center for Advancement of Science …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
More than 590 employees at Deerfield headquarters run 5K race and participate in field games as company makes a $100 donation for each one.
More than 590 employees of Deerfield based Takeda Pharmaceuticals ran a 5K race and participated in field games Friday as part of Takeda Cares Day raising more than $59,000 for three Chicago area organizations, according to news release posted on Patch. The company donated $100 for each employee who took part with the money going to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago Family Health Center and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Lake County. “Takeda Cares Day is a day to showcase our philanthropic spirit and celebrate our employees – many of whom have limited time due to work and family obligations—giving them a meaningful and fun way to contribute to building a stronger and healthier community without leaving …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Takeda acquires a new company while Beam declares a dividend.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Deerfield based businesses finished a busy week as Takeda Pharmaceuticals acquitted LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Beam, Inc., declared a dividend for its shareholders, according to business news sources. Takeda, located on Takeda Parkway in Deerfield, will pay $60 million cash for LigoCyte plus potential future considerations based on the company’s performance, according to prnewswire. LigoCyte, based in Bozeman, MT, manufactures vaccines. "Takeda's acquisition of LigoCyte is a major step forward in the expansion of Takeda's vaccine business, and a demonstration of Takeda's dedication to preventing illness in children and adults around the world," Executive Vice President Dr. Rajeev Venkayya said in the prnewswre story. Beam, …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Deerfield based firm listed as one of best places for employees in Chicago area.
Deerfield based Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., was named one of the top workplaces for employees in the Chicago area by the National Association of Business Resources, according to a release from the association. The association named 101 companies in Chicagoland to its list. An independent research group chose the winners based on commitment to excellence in human resource practices and employee enrichment after assessing communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more, according to the release. “At Takeda, we understand the importance of an inclusive, collaborative work environment, Vice President of Human Resources and Administration Laurene Giagnorio said. “This award recognizes the…
Monday, July 9, 2012
Family business is in its second generation and so are the customers.
Swansons Blossom Shop owners Abe and Helen Schneider expected a nice retirement in 1983 when they sold Swanson the Florist on Western Avenue in Chicago after operating the then 87-year old North Side institution for 25 years. After five years, Abe Schneider, then 68, heard Deerfield’s long time Blossom Shop was for sale. Retirement was over. Earlier: Best Florist Award Goes to Swanson’s “He said ‘don’t worry, it’s a small little shop, no weddings, no nights, no Sundays,’” Helen Schneider said describing how her husband broke the news to her that their retirement was over. What the Schneiders expected to become a pastime turned into anything but as their customers from the city discovered they were back in business. “At least once a week …