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Construction & Transportation Awards Luncheon

DATE: Friday, May 03, 2019  |  Time: 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Palmer House Hilton, 4th Floor Grand Ballroom
ADDRESS: 17 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

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The annual Construction and Transportation Awards Luncheon is a unique event that honors industry companies, organizations and individuals. Honoree categories include: Construction, Transportation, Professional, Leadership in the Public Sector, Leadership in the Private Sector and the Rufus Taylor Award.

At this event, mingle with nearly 500 professionals from the construction and transportation industries, and enjoy a luncheon of celebration in support of March of Dimes as we work together to give every baby the best possible start.

During the program, we will hear the story of Susie & Vince Cotugno, whose daughter Elena, was born at just 26 weeks and spent 77 days in a newborn intensive care unit.  Elena is now a healthy and energetic six year old!

Event Chair:
Kendra Dinkins, Taylor Electric Company

Event Schedule:
11:30- Cocktail hour
12:30- Seated lunch and program

2019 Keynote Speaker:
Jamie Rhee- Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation

2019 Honorees:
Construction Award- Leopardo for Tao Chicago
Transportation Award- Austin Powers Partners for O’Hare Multi-Modal Facility
Professional Services Award- Sara Knight- President, Strata Earth Services
Leadership in the Private Sector Award- Don Biernacki- SVP of Construction, Related Midwest
Leadership in the Public Sector Award- Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr., Chicago's 27th Ward
Rufus Taylor Award- Kelly Powers Baria- Vice President, Powers & Sons Construction Company, Inc.

For more information please contact Sonya Davis at 312-596-4721 or


Through partnerships with companies, organizations and individuals, the March of Dimes is able to create unique moments for your clients, vendors and leadership teams. They participate in an exclusive dining event while supporting a critical cause. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for the Construction & Transportation Awards, providing you with brand recognition, civic engagement and an exclusive client entertainment opportunity within the event. We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with the March of Dimes. Please click here to review our sponsorship opportunities. For additional information, please contact Sonya Davis.

Early bird incentive: All sponsors that commit their support by February 1, 2019 will receive tableside Champagne service during the event.