Perry Mandera’s influence in Chicago can be felt through it economy, government, and most importantly, it’s members of the community.
Through the economy it is his mark in the transportation industry, of which he has over 30 years of experience with as an executive. The Custom Companies is based in Northlake, Illinois which provides plenty of jobs that include domestic and international air freight, direct mail distribution, warehouse work and truck services that transports commodities and raw materials.
These jobs provide an invaluable services to small businesses as well as Fortune 100 corporations. A couple years after it’s inception, The Custom Companies exceeded 200 million dollars. Perry Mandera had the honor of being named one of the Top 100 American Transportation Executives of the Millenium in the year 2000 by the Illinois Transportation Association. He then later became one of it’s board members
The Chicago City Police force won’t be facing the high crime alone thanks to Perry Mandera. His support to the Illinois State Crime Commission has assisted the police in getting a handle on crime. The ISCC is a nonprofit organization that coordinates with the Police Athletic League to reduce crime and juvenile delinquency. It offers police officers hands-on training to prepare them for dealing with potentially violent situations such as event security management, hand-to-hand combat, and fire arms. Mr. Mandera was awarded the Bishop Sheil Award in 2010 and the Citizen of the Year Award in 2011
The community has benefited has a result of Perry Mandera’s contribution through the economy and public service, but not as directly as his charitable causes for children,the youth, veterans and cures for cancer. One notable act of charity is his donation which resulted in children receiving 6,500 winter coats to needy children
Helping children who are at a disadvantage will improve Chicago’s condition. Thanks to people like Perry Mandera and his company, The Custom Company, the windy city has a fighting chance.