4/25/19 LBA’s Annual Awards Banquet

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Event Category: Entertainment

  • Join us for a night of entertainment, right here in La Salle! The LBA will also present awards to the 2018 Business of the Year and 2018 Businessperson of the Year.

    Cocktails – 5:30 pm-6:15 pm

    Awards – 6:15 pm

    Dinner served – 6:30 pm

    Entertainment – Spike Manton – 7:30 pm

    Click here to submit your Nomination for Businessperson and Business of the Year

    SPIKE MANTON is not your typical entertainer. After graduating with a Business degree from Bradley University, he moved to Chicago, took a sales position with Procter & Gamble, and began moonlighting in the comedy clubs. Soon he was a full-time comic and appearing on Comedy Central, Evening at the Improv, and MTV. In addition, Spike’s clever writing and clean style bolstered by his business background made him one of the most requested corporate entertainers in the country.

    Spike complemented his onstage work with a career in Chicago Radio and TV Broadcasting. He hosted sports radio shows for 3 years on ESPN Radio and spent 6 years hosting FM talk shows. The Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago White Sox, and the University of Illinois also had Spike hosting shows and doing entertainment features on Chicago television.

    Along the way, Spike has been creating, writing, and producing from right here in Chicago. Spike wrote and produced an original sitcom (still “in the can”) and he co-wrote and produced the critically acclaimed hit comedy “Leaving Iowa” that is still successfully running in theatres across the country.