924 E 162nd St
South Holland, IL 60473



2016 February SHBA Networking Luncheon Summary

There is Power in Knowledge and Partnerships

February 25, 2016

Francis Bacon is quoted as saying “Knowledge is Power.”  If this is the case, the attendees at the South Holland Business Association’s (SHBA) February luncheon should feel more empowered thanks to the educational presentation by Nancy Nosek, Public Service Librarian.  Ms. Nosek shared information about the vast array of business resources and databases that are available at the South Holland Public Library including those that can help you to create a mailing list, find sales leads, enhance career and academic skills, learn a new language, enhance your legal awareness, and much more.  If you live in South Holland or are a principal owner of a business in South Holland, you can access these and other resources simply by getting a library card.  For more information stop by the library at 16250 Wausau Avenue, South Holland, IL 60473, call 708 – 331-5262, or visit the library’s website at

We also had an informative and interesting presentation by Paul Donohue, Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Relations at Ingalls Hospital about partnership and sponsorship opportunities. Mr. Donohue’s presentation seemed to be motivated by this quote from Helen Keller, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” The detailed history of Ingalls Hospital that he shared highlighted the contributions by individuals and businesses in the south suburban community that helped to make Ingalls the vital healthcare institution that it is today.  If your business or organization would like to be a part of Ingalls’ Development Foundation, contact Paul Donohue at 708-915-6118 or  You can also go to for more information.

In addition to sharing information about partnership opportunities, Ingalls Hospital sponsored our tasty lunch that was catered by Glenwoodie Golf Club.

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SHBA gave a very special thank you to volunteer extraordinaire Kim Allen for all of her support and service to the organization.  She is ever present, always pleasant, and helps to make our events a success.

Submitted by Cassandra Griffin

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