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File #: 14-5166    Version: 1 Name: HONORING JOE PERILLO
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 8/29/2014 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/10/2014 Final action: 9/10/2014
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION RESOLUTION HONORING JOE PERILLO WHEREAS, Joe Perillo will receive the Excellence in Business Award from the Italian American Chamber of Commerce on October 4, 2014; and WHEREAS, at the age of 20, Joe Perillo landed a job selling cars in Tacoma, Washington while he was finishing up his three-year service in the army; and WHEREAS, after a short stint at the Chicago Board of Trade, Joe Perillo purchased a Pontiac dealership in 1975 in a fairly obscure area on Diversey, now recognized as Lincoln Park; and WHEREAS, Joe Perillo turned a failed business into a very successful one within a five-year period; and WHEREAS, Joe Perillo opened his BMW store on Halsted in 1981. Since that time, he has moved his BMW store to the Gold Coast and has acquired many luxury lines and is widely recognized as number one in the Mid-West region; and WHEREAS, Perillo BMW is unique because it is still a family-owned and operated business; and WHEREAS, Joe, his wife, P...
Sponsors: PETER N. SILVESTRI, JERRY BUTLER, EARLEAN COLLINS, JOHN P. DALEY, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, ELIZABETH "LIZ" DOODY GORMAN, GREGG GOSLIN, STANLEY MOORE, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), EDWIN REYES, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, DEBORAH SIMS, ROBERT STEELE, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION
 
RESOLUTION HONORING JOE PERILLO
 
WHEREAS, Joe Perillo will receive the Excellence in Business Award from the Italian American Chamber of Commerce on October 4, 2014; and
 
WHEREAS, at the age of 20, Joe Perillo landed a job selling cars in Tacoma, Washington while he was finishing up his three-year service in the army; and
 
WHEREAS, after a short stint at the Chicago Board of Trade, Joe Perillo purchased a Pontiac dealership in 1975 in a fairly obscure area on Diversey, now recognized as Lincoln Park; and
 
WHEREAS, Joe Perillo turned a failed business into a very successful one within a five-year period; and
 
WHEREAS, Joe Perillo opened his BMW store on Halsted in 1981. Since that time, he has moved his BMW store to the Gold Coast and has acquired many luxury lines and is widely recognized as number one in the Mid-West region; and
 
WHEREAS, Perillo BMW is unique because it is still a family-owned and operated business; and
 
WHEREAS, Joe, his wife, Pat, and his son, Joseph, are involved with day-to-day operations, and his daughter, Trish, is the Managing Director.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board of Commissioners does hereby congratulate Joe Perillo on receiving this award; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a suitable copy of this resolution be prepared and presented to Joe Perillo.
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