Freeport, Illinois — More good news coming out of the city of Freeport this week as it was announced on Wednesday that yet another historic landmark business has been recognized as one of the best in their industry. Freeport Bicycle Company was recognized as the 2018 Dealer of the Year at the CABDA Expo held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center & Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois this past Wednesday and Thursday.
The CABDA (Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association) Expo is a dealer-only event that attracted about 2,500 pre-registered retailers this year. More than 200 exhibitors set up booths at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, which offered 100,000 square feet of space, according to Bicycle Retailer. Dealers came from Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois and even a few from Virginia and Texas. The Expo is currently in its forth year and grew 40 percent from last year.
On Tuesday of this week Freeport Bicycle Company announced they’d be closed on Wednesday the 14th to attend the CABDA Expo. “We’ll be at the CABDA bike show geeking out over all the latest and greatest bike stuff”, they said.
Turns out the geeking might have been happening the other way around, as late Wednesday evening Freeport Bicycle Company announced that it was them, who had been voted Dealer of the Year at the show.
The association’s annual awards are given out for Dealer of the Year, Supplier of the Year, and Sales Rep of the Year.
Thanks to everyone that voted us Dealer of the Year! #cabda #cabdaexpo #cabda2018 @cabda_expo