Schaumburg Boomers win two business awards
The Schaumburg Boomers may have fallen short of the Frontier League championship in 2018, but the ballclub has been recognized with two awards for its accomplishments as a business entity this year.
From the Frontier League, the Boomers received the first "Clint Brown Excellence in Marketing Award" for their promotional creativity during the season.
The new award, presented at the league's annual meetings, is named for the late owner of the Florence Freedom, who had been appointed vice president of marketing on the Frontier League's board of directors in 2010.
"Clint's background in marketing and marketing research led to the development of this award," Frontier League Commissioner Bill Lee said in a written statement. "He truly loved the Frontier League and wanted to make it better in every way he could help. He will be missed."
The team was among the nominees for the Schaumburg Business Association's Brian H. Burke Business of the Year Award, while first-year General Manager Michael Larson took home the SBA's Rookie of the Year Award at last week's Toast of Schaumburg event.
"The SBA is an amazing organization filled with great businesses and professionals," Larson said. "It is truly an honor to be recognized for our efforts as an organization here in the Schaumburg community, and we look forward to what we can do in the future."