- Dec 17, 2015
The Chamber board voted last month to approve the appointment of three new board members. The following individuals will begin their three year term starting in January, 2016:
With close to 20 years experience working in the hotel industry, exclusively at the Hilton, Holly Allgauer is the ultimate hotel professional. Having started her career as a switchboard operator using the standard hotel PBX operating system, Holly literally knows the hotel business from top to bottom. She put in stints in housekeeping and catering as a banquet server — and even a short assignment working in the hotel’s bakery department. From there she moved on to a number of administrative positions including Meeting Services Manager. She served as Director of Catering and Director of Food and Beverage Services before becoming General Manager four years ago. A longstanding member of the Chamber for over 40 years, the Hotel has had an active presence in the organization, most recently as the host of the Chamber’s Meal Packing event. The Hotel donated meeting room space and refreshments for over 250 Chamber volunteers who packed 50,000 meals for area food banks. The Hilton was also a sponsor of the Chamber’s Golf Outing where as Beverage and Snack Station sponsor they enjoyed mixing and mingling with Chamber members. Holly was recently tapped to join the Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors, and she serves as VP of the board of the “Helping from Heaven: The Lexi Kazian Foundation” which works to improve the comfort and quality of life for children with special needs. “I hope to use my board position as a way to communicate and demonstrate the hotel’s commitment to Northbrook,” says Holly. “The Hilton has a long history of involvement in the community and I look forward to doing my part to give back and continue to contribute at the highest level.”
Seasoned real estate professional Peter Balyeat currently serves as Leasing Director for Korman/Lederer, one of the largest real estate firms in Northbrook specializing in property management and commercial real estate brokerage. Since 1979, KL has specialized in industrial, office, and flex properties in and around Chicago. Since 2001, Peter has represented national, international, and local clients in identifying and negotiating new real estate opportunities. In addition to his numerous local clients, his international clients include HTL International, Ross International, Pharma Trust, and Hyva Corporation. To date, Peter has completed over 500 transactions throughout the Chicago land area with a value in excess of $200 million. He is responsible for developing and increasing Korman/Lederer’s presence in the Northwest and North Cook County markets, as well as continuing to serve his client base throughout Chicago. Peter is a member of the state’s largest industrial brokerage trade association The Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE) and the networking group American Clubs Association of Chicago (ACA). He is also a graduate of the Chamber’s Leadership Northbrook program. “With the velocity of commercial activity in Northbrook, real estate is at the forefront of everyone’s minds,” comments Peter. “I look forward to bringing the important perspective of the real estate industry to the Board as the organization is asked to weigh in and consider these projects and other matters related to development.”
Bob Caldwell is President and owner of NorthShore FamilyCare, a non-medical home care agency where his motto is “Family Caring for Families.” Bob’s company provides a wide range of in-home care services for families in 14 North Shore communities. He holds a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) certification, and is knowledgeable about the health, financial and social issues important to seniors. Previously, Bob was a sales and marketing executive in the sporting goods and sports publishing industries for over three decades. The recipient of the Chamber’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year award, Bob is an active member and a familiar face at numerous Chamber events. Tapped to serve as an Ambassador three years ago, he is consistently called on to help newcomers and prospective members feel comfortable and welcome at Chamber events. With an avid golfing background, Bob also enthusiastically supports the annual Golf Outing as both golfer and volunteer. He also serves on the annual Auction and Taste Volunteer Committee.
Bob is a graduate of the Chamber’s Leadership Northbrook program. He is active in Northbrook Rotary and serves on the Northbrook Senior Services Commission which makes recommendations to the Village Board of Trustees on issues related to housing as well as programs and services for area seniors. Additionally, Bob is a director for the Western Golf Association, which runs the Evans Scholars Foundation.