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Article posted: 10/10/2013 3:01 PM

Executive says lessons learned as Daily Herald carrier still relevant

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Former Palatine resident John Chase still cherishes the trophy he won when he was named Carrier of the Year in 1980 by the Daily Herald. He keeps it on display in his Atlanta home as a reminder of the lessons he learned while delivering the paper, which he said are still relevant today.

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Chase delivered the Daily Herald in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He started in 1977 when he was just 10.

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Former Palatine resident and Daily Herald carrier John Chase won the company's Carrier of the Year award in 1980. Chase is now an executive at a company in Atlanta, where he says the lessons he learned as a carrier still apply to running a successful business.

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In the winter, former Daily Herald carrier John Chase would load about 50 newspapers into his plastic, red sled and deliver them to homes in Palatine. Chase now works as an executive at an Atlanta-based company.

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This company newsletter to Daily Herald carriers announced John Chase's carrier of the year award.

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Former Palatine resident John Chase has found success as an executive for a benefits group in Atlanta. Still, he says, one of his favorite jobs was working as a newspaper carrier for the Daily Herald in the late 1970s and early 1980s, where he learned lessons that still apply today."Running your own business is what they encouraged - the very simple standards of integrity and hard work and customer service," he said.
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    • Former Palatine resident John Chase still cherishes the trophy he won when he was named Carrier of the Year in 1980 by the Daily Herald. He keeps it on display in his Atlanta home as a reminder of the lessons he learned while delivering the paper, which he said are still relevant today.
    • Chase delivered the Daily Herald in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He started in 1977 when he was just 10.
    • John Chase
    • Former Palatine resident and Daily Herald carrier John Chase won the company’s Carrier of the Year award in 1980. Chase is now an executive at a company in Atlanta, where he says the lessons he learned as a carrier still apply to running a successful business.
    • In the winter, former Daily Herald carrier John Chase would load about 50 newspapers into his plastic, red sled and deliver them to homes in Palatine. Chase now works as an executive at an Atlanta-based company.
    • This company newsletter to Daily Herald carriers announced John Chase’s carrier of the year award.
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