Suburban Residents Who Inspired Us in 2012
Kukec, Anna Marie, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
On the cusp of the New Year, here's a look back at the people we featured who have inspired us in some way.
Inspiring: Terry Howerton, founder of the , who took in his sister's children after she died of cancer. ... Joel Petersen, of Geneva, and wife Jeanie, owners of , who helped an orphanage of about 170 kids in Ukraine by adapting it for those who have disabilities. ... Robert W. Pullen, a telecom veteran who lead Naperville-based c. while battling colon cancer. ... Cary Chessick, founder and former CEO of Arlington Heights-based Restaurant.com, creates , an employee training program, along with its philanthropic arms, ScoreForeward and Score It Forward, which give soccer balls, footballs and basketballs to children. ... Hoffman Estates resident Peter M. Caliendo, president of Schaumburg-based , became head of a baseball team in Grosseto, Italy. ... A native of Germany, Volle Halthen, founder of Volle's Bridal & Boutique in Lake Zurich, marked her 90th birthday.
Overcoming the odds: Camille Caffarelli, of Lake in the Hills, lost her eyesight, but she had the vision to raise her family and start her own business, . …