Awards & Memberships
Midwest Moving & Storage’s Awards & Memberships in Chicago, IL
Mid-West Moving & Storage has obtained many awards and memberships over the years. Please feel free to select from any of the links below to view our award/membership.
2022 Torch Award for Ethics. Mid-West Moving & Storage has been presented the 2022 Torch Award for Ethics. This award is only given to six to ten businesses each year from a field of over a hundred fully completed and vetted entries by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Chicago and Northern Illinois. The Torch Award spotlights companies that exemplify marketplace trust and excellence. Steve Bernas, president and CEO of the BBB says, “The Torch Award is the premier award the BBB can present to a company. While the BBB seal is “The Sign of a Better Business,” Torch Award winners demonstrate extraordinary ethical standards of trust and behavior. These companies represent the highest level of dedication to four key attributes including character, culture, customers, and community.”
Volunteer of the Year Award 2022. Awarded at the Toast of Schaumburg yearly, this award recognizes an individual member of the Schaumburg Business Association (SBA) who has generously given their time and talents to benefit and support the overall goals of the SBA and its members. Kari-Ann Ryan, Director of Marketing & Development for Mid-West Moving & Storage and Chicago Office Movers, won this award at the 2022 Toast of Schaumburg. She serves on committees, volunteers at events, serves on the Board of Directors and is the outgoing Chairwoman of the Board for 2021 and 2022. She is a also founding member of the SBA’s elite Ambassador Team and started and is the Chair of a non-compete networking group within the SBA called Power of Partnerships.
Brian H. Burke Business of the Year Award 2022. Mid-West Moving & Storage (MWM) has been recognized by the Schaumburg Business Association (SBA), a chamber of commerce located in Schaumburg with over 700 companies as members. The award recognizes and honors a member business that has most exemplified the five pillars of the association—Economic Development, Community, Resource, Relationships and Advocacy—during its tenure of membership with the SBA. MWM gives back to the association by volunteering, donating moving services, sponsoring many of the events and providing committee volunteers, as well as supporting so many of the members in multiple other ways.
IAM 2021 Mover of the Year Award. Mid-West Moving & Storage has been recognized by Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization, and the International Association of Movers for outstanding performance and goodwill in delivering large amounts of food in the past years. Move For Hunger is a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. Mid-West Moving & Storage hold an annual food drive that provides customers with the opportunity to donate food during the moving process and volunteers to deliver the donations to the food bank.
2021 Who’s Who in Hispanic Business in Chicago’s Suburbs by Negocios Now. Negocios Now is a national award-winning publication and the only Hispanic business publication based in Chicago. Mid-West Moving & Storage‘s owner, Luis Toledo was selected as the 2021 winner for the award. He received the award on August 20th at the live Gala event and was excited to accept this amazing award among his Latina peers. Mid-West Moving & Storage serves commercial and residential clients by helping them move safely. Additionally, we are an essential business that supports military, municipality, education, and state accounts with a mission of giving back to the community.
31st Annual Awards for Business Excellence (AABEs). The AABEs are awarded to businesses that have shown growth, achievement, and community involvement. This was presented virtually on March 18th as Mid-West Moving & Storage was profiled in a special edition Business Ledger issue. Mid-West Moving & Storage handles each move carefully, sanitizing equipment and trucks between services. We have also delivered PPE supplies and hospital equipment throughout the state and supported a number of government, education, municipality and military accounts.
2020 Leader of the Year Award with Schaumburg Business Association (SBA). Awarded at the Toast of Schaumburg yearly, this award represents a community leader and business champion who exemplifies qualities of visionary leadership and effective communication skills. Kari-Ann Ryan, Corporate Brand Ambassador for Mid-West Moving & Storage, won this award at the 2020 Toast of Schaumburg for her consistent leadership and involvement with the SBA. She serves and volunteers on committees, the Board of Directors and is the incoming Chairwoman for 2021. She is a founding member of the SBA’s elite Ambassador Team and Co-Chairs a networking group of close-knit connectors within SBA called Power Hour Professionals.
2019 SBA Woman of the Year Award: Kari-Ann Ryan – On October 11th, 2019, Mid-West Moving & Storage’s brand ambassador, Kari-Ann Ryan, was awarded the Schaumburg Business Association’s Laurie Stone Woman of the Year Award. This award recognizes the woman who has put forth extra effort to excel in her career, passion, and field and who shows full commitment, has a clear vision, and uses her talents to be a true leader in the Schaumburg community. We couldn’t be more proud of Kari-Ann and what she has accomplished for Mid-West Moving & Storage!
2018 Daily Herald Business Ledger C-Suite Award – On July 26th, 2018, our owner, Luis Toledo, was presented with the C-Suite Award of the Year, an award in which honors top C-level executives who contribute to the success of the region’s stability and economic growth. Luis was excited to accept the award as a result of his successful businesses.
Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO)
International Office Moving Institute (IOMI)
Illinois Movers’ and Warehousemen’s Association (IMAWA)
Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS)
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC)