Newsmakers: Lake Bluff’s Knauz BMW supports Team USA
Phil Ceraulo and Robert Graziano, Sales Manager at Karl Knauz BMW, Lake Bluff, with Carol Brown, Oak Park native and three-time USA Olympian. Carol was a crew member of the 1976 American boat which won the bronze medal. She was also a member of the US National Rowing Team nine times, including the 1980 and 1984 Olympic teams. She holds three silver and one bronze world championship medals.
Updated: September 10, 2012 6:12AM
supports Team USA
Karl Knauz BMW in Lake Bluff recently hosted the BMW Drive for Team USA event.
As a result of the 82 test drives during the day, BMW donated $820 to support Team USA. The money raised helps families of the U.S. Paralympic athletes attend the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.
LFBA announces tryouts for 11U and 12U travel teams
Lake Forest Baseball Association (LFBA) has opened its registration for travel baseball tryouts for 11 and 12 year olds interested in baseball for the 2013 season.
The registration process for tryouts can be completed online at www.lfba.net and the tryout fee is $40 per player. Tryouts for these two age groups will be held on Aug. 27 at the Deerpath Park Baseball Fields located behind Deer Path Middle School and across from the Lake Forest Recreation Center, 400 N. Hastings Rd. in Lake Forest.
Tryout times are as follows: 12U (sixth grade)1:30 - 3 p.m.; 11U (fifth grade) 3 - 4:30 p.m. Players should arrive ten minutes prior to their scheduled tryout to check-in. A make-up date for tryouts has been set for Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. (same location as above). Please check the LFBA website for any cancellations or updated tryout information at www.lfba.net.
Landgraf honored with award
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM) honored John C. Landgraf, executive vice president nutritional products for Abbott Laboratories, with its Distinguished Executive Award for 2012.
A LFGSM Class of 1992 Valedictorian, Landgraf accepted the award and delivered the commencement address to the LFGSM Class of 2012 at graduation ceremonies held in the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom on June 24.
Landgraf joined Abbott Laboratories in 1977 and rose to his current position in 2011, where he oversees annual sales totaling more than $6.5 billion.
Active in the community and a strong advocate of education, Landgraf serves on the boards for the Northern Illinois University, North East Illinois Council - Boy Scouts of America, and Mailisita Foundation and Education Center. He also was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement from LFGSM in 2007.
has new name
Joel L. Hochman announced that his firm has changed its name from Hochman & Baker to Hochman Cole. They are now Hochman Cole Investment Advisors, Inc. and Hochman Cole Financial Services, Inc.
Hochman Cole Investment Advisors, Inc. is an independent, SEC-registered investment advisory firm. The original firm was founded by Joel Hochman more than 25 years ago.
Philip J. Cole, a certified financial planner, was a senior advisor at the firm before becoming a partner.
An old church
with new look
Grace United Methodist Church in Lake Bluff is renovating its sanctuary.
Earlier this year, the 125-year-old congregation completed a renovation of its kitchen with new cabinetry, appliances and other features. In the sanctuary, new paint, lighting, pews, and finish on all the worship furnishings will give a new look to one of Lake Bluff’s long-standing congregations.
Beginning Aug. 12, the congregation will move its worship from the sanctuary to the lower level Fellowship Hall. They hope to return to the sanctuary by mid-September. Stay tuned to the church’s website www.graceumclakebluff.org for updates. An open house in late September will be scheduled.
For further information, call (847) 234-9163.