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.
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.
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.
John Kapusciarz, a long standing Board member of United Business Association of Midway, has a background in Actuarial Science. Having worked at a number of notable financial firms, he joined the family business in 1996. European Chalet Banquets has hosted over 5000 events over the last 20 years. Mr.Kapusciarz, a member of the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce, also serves on the Boards of the Archer Heights Credit Union and the Polish American Chamber of Commerce.
Robert Moynihan, a recent addition to UBAM’s Board of Directors, acquired Central Chapel in December, 2010. Licensed as a Funeral Director in l983, he was associated with Lane Chapels for many years. A former president of Evergreen Chamber of Commerce, he strongly advocates a strong, active business association. Focusing on marketing and superior, affordable service, Mr. Moynihan has tripled the number of funerals at Central Chapel since his acquisition.
Kenneth Pannaralla, a UBAM Board member for a number of years, serves as the Executive Director of the Southwest Home Equity Assurance Program. Mr. Pannaralla held several senior management positions with the City of Chicago prior to his retirement following thirty years of service. In addition to his work with the United Business Association, he serves on the Governing Board of Licensed Environmental Health Practitioners (Illinois) and the Midway Noise Abatement Commission. (Chicago).
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.
Joseph Loduca, DDS is Vice President and a founder of the United Business Association of Midway. Dr. Loduca is a licensed, practicing dentist for 37 years. Active in the Southwest communities, he serves as a Commissioner of both the Midway Airport Noise Compatibility Commission, and the Southwest Home Equity Assurance Program. He is past Chairman of the Iroquois District of the Boy Scouts of America, Chicago area Council.
The purpose of the Association shall be to encourage, to support and to develop strong and active business community in the Midway Airport Area.
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.