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***Note date change to Monday, Mar. 19***
The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce invites all Members and the community to attend a special membership luncheon Monday, Mar. 19, featuring Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts.
Ricketts will discuss the upcoming season under new baseball operations president Theo Epstein, general manager Jed Hoyer, and manager Dale Sveum, as well as the long-term plan for the organization and Wrigley Field. He will respond to questions from the audience.
"Tom is a great leader with incredible business acumen, and most people probably don't realize that he co-founded Incapital and has achieved tremendous success with that venture," says John Schmitt, president & CEO of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce. "This is an opportunity for our Members and the community to hear from the leader of one of Illinois' most successful and well-known businesses, the Chicago Cubs. Tom's speech will be a motivational reminder of the great opportunities in the marketplace and to always be in search of the next great idea or venture."
The luncheon will take place 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, located at 3003 Corporate West Drive in Lisle. A special meet-and-greet session is available for event sponsors.
Seating is limited and preregistration is strongly encouraged. Cost to attend is $25 for Members, $30 at the door, and $35 for nonmembers.
To register or for more information, visit the Chamber’s website, www.naperville.net, contact Lisa Spaeth at 630-544-3365, or the Chamber at 630-355-4141.
About Tom Ricketts
Tom Ricketts is chairman of the Chicago Cubs and chairman of Incapital LLC, a Chicago investment bank specializing in packaging corporate bonds.
In January 2009, the Ricketts family was the winning bidder for the Chicago Cubs, and Tom assumed the position of chairman in October of that year. He serves on the team's board with his siblings.
In 1999, he co-founded Incapital LLC, with offices now in Boca Raton, Fla., and London. Before that, he worked at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. as a vice president in the brokerage division, where he pioneered using the Internet to help companies sell bonds to retail investors. He also worked at Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc. and was a market maker at the Chicago Board Options Exchange for several years.
He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1988 and received his master's of business administration from the school in 1993. Tom was honored with the Distinguished Young Alumni award.
Tom, like the rest of the Ricketts family, is involved in numerous charitable causes. He lives in Wilmette, Ill., with his wife, Cecelia, and five children.