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File #: 14-5169    Version: 1 Name: HONORING STEVE LOMBARDO
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 STEVE LOMBARDO WHEREAS, Steve Lombardo will receive the Excellence in Business Award from the Italian American Chamber of Commerce on October 4, 2014; and WHEREAS, in 1989, Steve Lombardo and his business partner, Hugo Ralli, opened the now legendary Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse in the Gold Coast; and WHEREAS, the early years of the business were lean, but Steve Lombardo could "feel" the restaurant was going to be successful, and plowed ahead; and WHEREAS, Gibson's downtown has become a celebrity magnet and now stands as the highest-grossing restaurant of its size in the country; and WHEREAS, Steve Lombardo and partner Ralli have established an empire, including Gibson's locations in Rosemont and Oak Brook, as well as Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House, Luxbar, and Quartino's, to name a few; and WHEREAS, Steve Lombardo and Hugo Ralli say they have never had a fight in all these years, and this harmony shows in all of their endeavors. ...
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 STEVE LOMBARDO
 
WHEREAS, Steve Lombardo will receive the Excellence in Business Award from the Italian American Chamber of Commerce on October 4, 2014; and
 
WHEREAS, in 1989, Steve Lombardo and his business partner, Hugo Ralli, opened the now legendary Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse in the Gold Coast; and
 
WHEREAS, the early years of the business were lean, but Steve Lombardo could "feel" the restaurant was going to be successful, and plowed ahead; and
 
WHEREAS, Gibson's downtown has become a celebrity magnet and now stands as the highest-grossing restaurant of its size in the country; and
 
WHEREAS, Steve Lombardo and partner Ralli have established an empire, including Gibson's locations in Rosemont and Oak Brook, as well as Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House, Luxbar, and Quartino's, to name a few; and
 
WHEREAS, Steve Lombardo and Hugo Ralli say they have never had a fight in all these years, and this harmony shows in all of their endeavors.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board of Commissioners does hereby congratulate Steve Lombardo on receiving this award; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a suitable copy of this resolution be prepared and presented to Steve Lombardo.
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