Colleen Baader, senior vice president of the Elgin, Illinois-based Rieke Office Interiors, receives the Daily Herald Business Ledger’s Influential Women in Business Award (IWIB).

“Rieke gave me the confidence, encouragement and support to grow into my roles. I’m especially proud of the recent partnership that was created with Rieke CEO Melissa Kehl. She truly believes in supporting and nurturing women in strong leadership positions.”

The Daily Herald Business Ledger selected Colleen Baader, senior vice president of the Elgin, Illinois-based Rieke Office Interiors, to receive the publication’s Influential Women in Business Award (IWIB).

The IWIB awards ceremony, which recognizes outstanding women executives who excel in business, civic and personal areas. A virtual ceremony presented the achievements of these Chicago suburban entrepreneurs on Nov. 12.

Rieke Office Interiors manufactures affordable, custom office furniture. As Senior Vice President of Rieke Office Interiors (ROI) and Vertical Interior Design’s Creative Director, Baader uses her variety of design experience to guide clients in attaining inspiring environments. Vertical Interior Design (VID) is a full-service commercial interior design firm located inside of ROI.

Recently, Baader and Rieke CEO Melisss Kehl formed a new partnership where Kehl will lead ROI and Baader will be in charge of the VID division.

“I am grateful to be among this year’s honorees,” she said. “Rieke gave me the confidence, encouragement and support to grow into my roles. I’m especially proud of the recent partnership that was created with Rieke CEO Melissa Kehl. She truly believes in supporting and nurturing women in strong leadership positions. Awards like this one also encourage women to be successful leaders.”        

About Rieke Office Interiors
Rieke Office Interiors (ROI) has an impressive, state-of-the-art, 150,000 square foot, office furniture manufacturing facility in Elgin, Illinois. As a certified WBE business in its 27th year, ROI provides innovative products and services that are fully customizable, a unique capability that isn’t found anywhere else in the office interior industry. This flexibility allows ROI to create a big impact for any budget, streamlining the project process to make each vision come to life. For more information, visit Rieke.com.

About Vertical Interior Design
Vertical Interior Design (VID) is a full-service interior design firm committed to designing office interiors that are healthy work environments. Their diverse staff includes multi-disciplinary experts in interior design, space planning, workplace strategy, project management, and furniture design. Each project is a collaboration from space planning to finish selection, furniture, lighting, and accessories, and results in a tailored solution for each client. For more information, visit VerticalInteriorDesign.com. ###

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