JOHN MARUSARZ has more than 25 years of experience in strategic planning and business development. He is the owner of Addiction Recovery Services, Inc., an outpatient treatment provider for
DUI Services and Secretary of State Driving Privileges. He is also the owner of Aquaponics, a food production system that couples aquaculture with hydroponics.
Manny Jimenez is First Vice President, CRA Officer at Marquette Bank, a community bank located in the Chicagoland area. He is reponsible for Marquette's community reinvestment activities and initiatives
related to the Community Reinvestment Act. Manny is actively involved in a number of housing and
counseling organizations as well as advocacy groups, serving on local boards, task forces andcommittees
Sharon Jeninga, is Funeral Director and co-owner of Foran Funeral home since 1986. Foran is a long-time member of UBAM , supporting its economic development goals for decades. Sharon is a registered nurse and is a member of a number of professional organizations related to her field
Christine (Tina) James is the Director of Real Estate Development at Southwest Development Corporation (GSDC). Christine has been with GSDC since 2008 working on small business development, agency leadership, and now leads efforts on GSDC’s numerous real estate development endeavors. She serves on several local boards broadening a growing network of partnerships for the Southwest Side of the city.
Bernard Streit, Board of Directors, United Business Association of Midway. Mr. Streit, a licensed Real Estate Broker, has owned his own company, Fireside Realty, Inc. for 45 years. Well known in the Clearing community, Mr. Streit personifies the ideal of straight forward and personal service. His success in the same location for almost half a century attests to the trust and loyalty he has generated in the community.
Ed Kozak, a longtime member of the United Business Association of Midway, is currently the Director of Development for St. Laurence High School in Burbank, Illinois. He is also the owner of Kozak Sports Research, an independent consulting practice that develops media guides and publications for professional sports teams. Mr. Kozak has worked extensively in both civic and business organizations for over 20 years. He is currently serving as President of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of the Clear Ridge Historical Society and a Board member of the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce.
Mary Fabis, a founding member of the United Business of Midway, has been on the Board of Directors since 1985. She and her late husband opened their travel agency 35 years ago. Ms. Fabis still operates her company in a newly remodeled facility on Archer Avenue. A long-standing business owner, she remains committed to the Midway business community and its economic viability.
Patricia O’Brien, a member of the United Business Association of Midway since 2003, currently serves as the Association’s secretary/treasurer. She is a licensed Realtor since 1974 with O'Brien Family Realty, Inc. in Clearing. A lifelong resident of the Southwest side, Ms. O’Brien is an active member of the Southwest Realty Board, and currently serves on the St. Rene Goupil Parish Council.
Thomas Boudos, a Board Member for several terms, is presently retired from the trucking industry. A former restaurant owner, Mr. Boudos was in charge of a large catering entity for four years. He and his wife, Arlene, now own a small business specializing in Calligraphy. Mr. Boudos is an active member and volunteer, serving on several boards and committees in the Southwest community.
Cindy Bieniek has been a United Business Association Board member for several years.
A former pediatric nurse practicing at a major Chicago area hospital, she joined her family printing business in 1987. Purchasing it with her brother in 1995, they renamed the company, Prism Corporation, now specializing in full print, copy and digital services. Currently its president, Ms. Bieniek is also a member of the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce, National Printers Association and Great Lakes Graphics Association.
Anita Cummings, has held numerous leadership positions in the Southwest community. As a founder of the United Business Association of Midway, she has promoted economic growth in the Midway Airport area since 1979. She is presently the Executive Director of both UBAM and the Chicago/Midway-Clearing Main Street project. Significant Board appointments include: Illinois Civil Service Commission (current); Commissioner, Chicago Park District; Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, Interim Board; Chairman, Southwest Home Equity Assurance Program. Ms. Cummings is the owner of A M Consulting, Inc., an independent consulting practice specializing in management assistance since 1984.
The purpose of the Association shall be to encourage, to support and to develop strong and active business community in the Midway Airport Area.