Business Briefs | April 2015

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Chris Bucolo photo courtesy of Sikich LLP

Sikich LLP, a multidisciplinary professional services firm specializing in accounting, technology, investment banking, and advisory services, recently named Chris Bucolo as the senior manager of partner relations for the security and compliance practice. Before joining Sikich, Bucolo served as the senior manager of security consulting at ControlScan, the business development director at Mindteck, and the president of Integrity Advisors. In addition, he built and sold his own Independent Sales Organization (ISO)—Meridian Merchant Services—which was one of the first in the country to both embrace payment card industry (PCI) security standards and include related services among its core merchant offerings. Bucolo has more than 25 years of experience in the financial technology, payments and compliance industries. In his new role, Bucolo will help design and promote programs that facilitate improved compliance and security processes in the marketplace for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). He will also manage relationships with existing partners, such as ISOs and acquirers. 

Danya Grunyk and Hilary Sefton photo courtesy of Grunyk & Associates

Danya Grunyk and Hilary Sefton photo courtesy of Grunyk & Associates

Two employees at Grunyk & Associates, P.C. in Naperville are recognized for their outstanding service and contributions to the legal profession. Danya Grunyk has been chosen as a Super Lawyer and Hilary Sefton was chosen as a Rising Star for the law firm. Grunyk & Associates handles all aspects of family law, including divorce, adoptions, civil unions, surrogacies, legal separations, annulments, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and post divorce issues. Located in Naperville, the firm serves DuPage, Cook, Will, Kane and Kendall counties.

Johanna Walker has joined the staff of the DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau as sales manager for the military reunion, nonprofit and religious/faith-based markets. Walker’s focus is on showcasing DuPage County as a preferred destination and helping these groups to plan and successfully conduct meetings, events and tours in the area. She previously worked in hotel sales at Marriott properties in both the Atlanta and Chicagoland areas for more than 10 years. She received her sales training through Marriott International, Inc. and holds a certification in government sales.


Photo courtesy of Edward Hospital

Photo courtesy of Edward Hospital

Edward Hospital’s Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center has earned accreditation from the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society Clinical Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program. Edward is the only hospital in the Chicago area and the fourth in Illinois to be accredited. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to heal stubborn wounds, such as those that can occur in people with diabetes or cancer patients who’ve undergone radiation. It’s the same treatment that helps deep sea divers recover from decompression or “the bends,” a dangerous illness that can result from the extreme pressure changes. Edward began offering Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in 2012. The interdisciplinary team at the Edward Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center includes primary care physicians, surgeons, certified wound/ostomy nurses, and podiatrists trained in wound care. They offer a comprehensive treatment program that includes a variety of advanced medical and surgical treatments. Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan that draws from these resources. Edward’s three hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers can accommodate patients who are at least 18 years old and weigh up to 700 pounds. 

Aurora-based Designing Interiors Inc. was awarded Best of Houzz for customer satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The interior design firm was chosen from more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design professionals. Customer satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. 

New Business

Photo courtesy of St. Francis High School

Photo courtesy of St. Francis High School

St. Francis High School in Wheaton will break ground this spring on its new sports building, the Lacy Family Gateway Building. The building will provide a home for the Spartans’ dance and wrestling programs, as well as improve accommodations for spectators with restrooms and new concessions facilities. Physical education classes will also use the building. The budget for the project is $1.37 million. Construction will begin in the late spring and be completed in August 2015. The Nicole and Todd Lacy family of Naperville donated nearly half of the money needed for the 5,000-square-foot structure. The project is part of the second phase of the school’s Bring It All Back Home campaign. 

Several capital improvements to the Riverwalk, known as Naperville’s “crown jewel,” and surrounding amenities are planned for the next few years. Included is an assessment of the Moser Tower, which is the structure that houses the Millennium Carillon; a new elevator in Moser Tower; and a cost-sharing project to build a retaining wall on the west side of the DuPage River at 702 S. Washington St. In 2014 the Millennium Carillon Foundation transferred the responsibility for programming and maintenance of the Millennium Carillon and Moser Tower to the Naperville Park District and the City of Naperville, specifically the Riverwalk Commission. 

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Photo courtesy of Edward Hospital

One of the fastest growing long distance running events in the country has a new name—the Healthy Driven Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon sponsored by Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare. The third annual race will be held Sunday, November 8, 2015. The new name was announced and a new logo was unveiled in February by Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel, Pam Davis, Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare System CEO and representatives of Naper Events, which coordinates the race. The new race name and logo are an extension of Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare’s Healthy Driven initiative which is aimed at helping patients and the community members take a proactive role in their health and healthcare. More than 4,600 runners finished the 2014 races and $250,000 was raised for 26 charities, including the Edward Foundation, the Premier Charity.

The City of Naperville opened its new regional Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility in February, giving area residents a larger, more efficient location to dispose of unwanted household chemicals, batteries, paint and other hazardous waste. The $1.8 million facility is located at 156 Fort Hill Drive, just north of the Department of Public Works building at Fort Hill Drive and Jefferson Avenue. It operates on Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., excluding holidays. Materials may not be dropped off outside these posted hours. Naperville operates one of only four permanent drop-off locations for household hazardous waste in the state in cooperation with the City of Aurora and Will, DuPage, and Kane counties. The facility features a covered drop-off area, as well as sorting, storage, office and staff spaces. It is expected to improve efficiency of sorting materials, shorten wait times for those dropping off materials, and provide increased protection for the public and employees through spill control, sprinklers and ventilation.