Jeff Wisdom (right) receiving the award from Wim Wiewel, dean of College of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Wisdom Adhesives, Franklin Park, Ill., manufacturer of custom adhesives for challenging substrates and environments, was presented with the 2002 Chicagoland/Northwest Indiana Entrepreneurship Award. Each year, the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame recognizes entrepreneurs in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area who have demonstrated entrepreneurial talent by founding and/or growing a business. By highlighting outstanding entrepreneurs, the award recognizes excellence and encourages business leaders, students and government officials to honor the entrepreneurial spirit.

The Chicagoland/Northwest Indiana Entrepreneurship Award is sponsored by the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Grant Thornton LLC, LaSalle Bank, Levy Venture Management, and Lord Bissell & Brook.

Wisdom Adhesives, a family-owned and managed company founded in 1875, is an innovator and manufacturer of custom adhesives. The fifth generation of family members at Wisdom Adhesives continues to operate the company.

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