It was another great year for the Chicago based Toy & Game Inventor of the Year awards. The toy industry's members and loved ones came together at Navy PIer's Grand Ballroom to honor those men and women who have the intelligence to create new tools of play and the courage to bring their ideas to fruition.
I have always loved the TAGIE awards because they so much about love and heart. It is people who are honored and not corporations and that means a display of love from friends and families.
I thought nothing more could demonstrate the tight knot that exists between business and friendship than Wai Or of Longshore Limited making the trip from Hong Kong to Chicago for no other reason than to show the Or family's deep connection to and fondness for Michael Kohner, this year's Lifetime Achievement award winner.
Mary Couzin, thank you and the ChiTAG volunteers for each year giving us this gift of acknowledgment, memory and thanks.