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4th Annual Midwest RLF Reconnect Date: June 27th, 2011 Location: Allstate Insurance 3100 Sanders Road, Northbrook IL 60062 Book: “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson

When: 6/27/2012
Where: Allstate Insurance Company
3100 Sanders Road
Northbrook, Illinois  60062
United States
Contact: Tom Frey

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4th Annual SIM Midwest RLF Reconnect – Driving for Success


The theme of this year's program is Leadership Legacy. The RLF Reconnect is a great chance for RLF graduates to build upon their RLF experience and network with their peers.

This year's Reconnect program will begin the evening of Tuesday, June 26th with a fun networking activity at Pinstripes, an entertainment and dining venue. Personal out of pocket cost is expected to be minimal thanks to the contributions of our SIM Directors. Additional details will follow as we finalize our plans.

Please indicate if you will be interested in attending when registering.


1150 Willow Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

The Reconnect program on Wednesday, June 27th, will feature dynamic presentations, including:

  • Warm-up Exercise, Balu Kadiyala & Peter Merante
  • Keynote Address, Opal Perry, Allstate Insurance VP
  • Mobil Life / Business, Steve Schmelzling & Eric Harders
  • Local SIM Chapter Involvement , TBD
  • Book Review, Steve Buchholze – "Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson
  • Small Group Discussion, Ellen Lubbers – What is your Leadership Legacy?

All graduates of MW RLF, regardless of current location, are invited to re-engage in these cherished RLF activities.

The Reconnect program includes breakfast and lunch and should end around 4 p.m., so plan your travel appropriately. The Allstate Headquarters is approximately 30 minutes from Chicago's O'Hare Airport. The address for the event is:

3100 Sanders Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

We are working on special pricing with nearby accommodations for those planning to stay overnight include: The following Hotels are recommended at this time:

Crowne Plaza
2875 North Milwaukee Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
1 877 270-1393

Northbrook Hilton
2855 N. Milwaukee Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
1 847 480-7500

Both hotels are within 1 mile of the Allstate complex. Participants are responsible for the costs of their own travel and accommodations.


Please pass this along to any other RLF grads from your company or class that may be interested – it's a great reason to get in touch with your RLF class and other RLFers at your company. If you know the e-mail address of someone who did not receive this information, please forward that information to Joanne Jackowiec at so we can keep our e-mail distribution data as current as possible.

Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you at Allstate Insurance on Wednesday, June 27th, for the 4th Annual RLF Reconnect!

The Midwest RLF Reconnect Team

Tonia Arrington
Sharon Bennett
Tim Boivin
Paul Brockish
Steve Buchholze
Nancy Fletcher
Tom Frey
Joe Griffin
Eric Harders
Cliff Higbee
Balu Kadiyala
Bryan Kadlec
Ellen Lubbers
Bruce Meier
Peter Merante
Barry Robinson
Steven Schmelzling
Carl Weigle
Ron Winter
Phil Zwieg

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