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Felix Presents Company's Largest Donation Check

Posted on February 13, 2017 by Laura Castillo

Gift of Hope Donation

During the month of December 2017, Felix had selected Gift of Hope as his charity of the month.  Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network is a not-for-profit organ procurement organization that coordinates organ and tissue donation and provides public education on donation in Illinois and northwest Indiana.  This charity held a special place in his heart in large part to his grandparents - one being a kidney recipient and and one being a tissue donor.    

It was with great enthusiasm that he announced that his December sales surpassed his company's sales goal and allowed him to make a  signification donation.  This donation was by far his largest donation in company history.  Felix presented the $750.00 donation to Gift of Hope's President and CEO, Kevin Cmunt at the non-profit's headquarters in Itasca, IL.  As always, Felix donated this check in loving memory of his Grandma Toni. 

 

Featured Business on ABC Chicago - Channel 7 for Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on October 19, 2016 by Laura Castillo

Our friends over at ABC Channel 7 called us about being a featured business for Hispanic Heritage Month, we were excited to show them how much we have grown since launching in 2014.  We've baked from our home kitchen, moved to a shared commercial community kitchen and now to operating out of our very own facility.  It was truly an honored to be showcased as a  thriving Latino business in the Chicagoland area. Click here to watch the video.

Winners of the 10th Congressional District Entrepreneurial Leadership Award

Posted on September 14, 2016 by Laura Castillo

Recently, Mayor Steve Lentz and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mundelein nominated Laura and Felix Castillo of Felix’s Famous Cookies for Congressman Bob Dold’s ‪District 10 Leadership Awards, “Entrepreneurial Excellence” category.

With great Mundelein pride, we are pleased to announce that Felix’s Famous Cookies WON the 10th Congressional District Entrepreneurial Leadership Award hosted by Congressman Bob Dold.

“Thank you to the Village of Mundelein, Mayor Lentz and all the Village Trustees for nominating our business for this prestigious award. Thank you to all who voted and believe in the spirit of entrepreneurship,” Laura and Felix said on their Facebook page.

The District 10 Leadership Awards are about recognizing the everyday heroes that make our community an amazing place to live, work and raise a family. Laura, and her 11 year-old-son Felix, have taken what started as a family hobby and turned it into a growing and thriving Mundelein business.

Calling ALL Kid Entrepreneurs

Posted on June 12, 2016 by Laura Castillo

HEY KIDS.....If you are between the ages of 5 to 15, I have a challenge for you this summer. The challenge is to host a bake sale or lemonade stand from now until Aug. 15th.  To help kick start your "Business", I will ship you a FREE tin of cookies to sell at your store. In order to get the free cookies, you must pledge to give some of your proceeds to a local charity. The goal of this challenge is to get you excited about running a business and learning the importance of giving back.  For more info, contact us at info@felixsfamouscookies.com or check out our "Challenge" page. 

Felix Auctions Off His Ernie Banks Signed Bat to Help Company Grow

Posted on April 13, 2016 by Laura Castillo

Felix holding Banks Signed Bat 
"When there's a will, there is a way!" stated our young CEO Felix Castillo when faced with the challenge of budget restrictions to buy bakery equipment for his expanding cookie company.  Felix knew he had to take action into his own hands and came up with a plan.  Felix decided to offer up for auction one of his most prized possessions -  an Ernie Banks autographed bat.  On it, Banks signed his name, 14 (his jersey number) and 512 HR.  This bat is in PERFECT condition and has been certified by a PSA/DNA sticker with the matching certificate for authenticity.  It comes in a clear plastic display case. Anyone interested in bidding on this priceless piece and supporting this young entrepreneur, click here.  

Que Noche con Angelica y Raul Pull off a HUGE Surprise for Felix

Posted on April 12, 2016 by Laura Castillo

Felix and Laura traveled to Miami to sit down with Angelica Vale from Que Noche. Little did they know that during the show Felix would be surprised with a trip to New York City and the chance to meet one of his all time favorite baseball players - Starlin Castro of the New York Yankees!

Congressmen Dold Tours the Future Home of Felix's Famous Cookies

Posted on March 03, 2016 by Laura Castillo

Felix and his parents were excited to have Congressmen Bob Dold tour the future home of Felix's Famous Cookies at 1059 E. High Street in Mundelein.  They discussed the challenges and concerns faced by many business owners - funding, jobs and growth.  The Congressmen was quite impressed with Felix and his strategic plan to grow his business and increase his donations to charities.

Felix with Congressmen Dold

 View a glimpse of his meeting here. 

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