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Close To 700 Business Leaders Expected To Attend The EC Annual Awards Luncheon On May 22

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Program to Include Keynote Address, Award Presentation and Press Conference with Chicago's Top Influential and Innovative Business Leaders

CHICAGO, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 22 The Executives' Club of Chicago will host its Annual Awards Luncheon with a keynote presentation by Selim Bassoul, Chairman and CEO of The Middleby Corporation. In a conversation moderated by Motley Fool Co-Founder and CEO, Tom Gardner, Bassoul will discuss his company's rapid growth from a $100 million company to a $1.5 billion company in less than 15 years.

The Executives' Club of Chicago Annual Awards Program: May 22 featuring Selim Bassoul, Chairman & CEO of The Middleby Corporation; Tom Gardner, Co-founder & CEO of The Motley Fool; Paul Kahan, Award-winning Chef. More details at:

Winners of the Innovator of the Year, CIO of the Year and Corporate Citizen of the Year awards will be announced immediately preceding the keynote address.

A press conference will be held following the program including Bassoul, Tom Gardner and Award-winning Chef, Paul Kahan, as well as the winners of this year's awards.

The Annual Awards Program and press conference are open to the media. Admittance is complimentary, but media guests must RSVP to Gina Chinino at or (312) 263-3500 to confirm their attendance.

Event Details

  • Annual Awards Luncheon with Selim Bassoul, Thursday, May 22
    "Rapid Growth and the Radical Payback of Continuous Reinvention"
    Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
    Registration and Networking: 11:15a.m.; Program: 12:00-1:15p.m.

For more information regarding this program, reserving seats or about The Executives' Club of Chicago, please visit

About The Executives' Club of Chicago:
The Executives' Club is Chicago's premier membership and business forum.  For more than one hundred years, The Club has been a valued resource for Chicago's business leaders - connecting members, and providing opportunities for strategic relationship development, access to intellectual exchange and world class speakers, and enhanced exposure to the global business community. Through its Global Leaders, Women's Leadership, Chicago CEO Series and other programming, The Club brings together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss strategies that address challenges and opportunities affecting Chicago and the world. For more information on The Club, visit

About The Middleby Corporation:
The Middleby Corporation is a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry. The company develops, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used for commercial food cooking, preparation and processing. The company's leading equipment brands serving the commercial foodservice industry include Anets®, Beech®, Blodgett®, Blodgett Combi®, Blodgett Range®, Bloomfield®, Britannia®, Carter Hoffmann®, Celfrost®, CookTek®, CTX®, Doyon®, frifri®, Giga®, Holman®, Houno®, IMC®, Jade®, Lang®, Lincat®, MagiKitch'n®, Market Forge®,Middleby Marshall®, Nieco®, Nu-Vu®, PerfectFry®, Pitco Frialator®, Southbend®, Star®, Toastmaster®, TurboChef®, Wells®, Wunder-Bar®. The company's leading equipment brands serving the food processing industry include Alkar®, Armor Inox®, Auto-Bake®, Baker Thermal Solutions® (formerly known as Turkington), Cozzini®, Danfotech®, Drake®, Maurer-Atmos®, MP Equipment® Processing Equipment Solutions®, RapidPak®, Spooner Vicars® and Stewart®. The Middleby brand Viking® serves both residential and commercial cooking. For more information about The Middleby Corporation and the company brands, please visit

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