2009 Business Champion Award

Division III – Small

Stan’ Office Technologies

Since 1960, Stan’s Office Technologies has been providing business solutions and outstanding services to the McHenry County business community. Stanley J. Steadman founded the company 49 years ago with the vision of providing a local machine dealership. They have a tenured staff of 26 employees and are proud of the support they give to many non-profit service organizations. Stan’s Office Technologies is thriving and has achieved double digit growth over the past five years with the expectation of continued growth.

Division II – Medium

Millennium Electronics, Inc.

Millennium Electronics, Inc. is a preferred Electronics Manufacturing Services provider to the Aerospace, Defense, Medical, Telecommunication & Industrial Control Industries. Named one of the top “101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for in Chicagoland” five years in a row by the National Association of Business Resources, Millennium has always called McHenry County home since it was created in 1995. Nearly all of its 100 employees are from McHenry County where they support our communities.

Division I – Large

Medela, Inc.

Since 1980, Medela has been located in McHenry County and has over 300 employees. A very family oriented company, their goal is to share the provide products to enhance and support the health of moms and babies. Medela is a privately held company and an outstanding corporate citizen. They have received many awards for innovation and customer service and are recognized as an outstanding place to work.

Individual Business Champion

Todd Bessey

Todd Bessey started his company in 2002 and has actively been building his business while supporting the community and working with organizations that foster a business environment for entrepreneurs and established businesses. A volunteer with nearly 700 hours of commitment to the Friends of McHenry County Foundation board and the MCC Promise Committee, Todd is an outstanding business champion building his business as well as working on behalf of the county.

Award Winners

About McHenry County

McHenry County is rich in resources for both business and residents. Close to world-class metropolitan areas, transportation, education, entertainment, and recreational activities, there is something for everyone.

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