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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. 

Featured on Chicago's Best

Posted on February 02, 2016 by Laura Castillo

It was truly an honor to have Chicago's Best feature us on their Holiday Giveback Special.  We give all the credit to everyone who has purchased from us.  Without your support, we would not have a business or help so many in need.  See the full episode here.

WGN Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month with Felix

Posted on September 18, 2015 by Laura Castillo

Felix may not be your typical 5th grader, but he sure has a knack  for selling cookies!  He sat down with Loudres Duarte from WGN  to talk about school and running his own business.  Click on the WGN logo to see their interview.

Life After the Hispanic Business Expo

Posted on September 15, 2015 by Laura Castillo

Business has boomed since winning the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Pitch Competition, then teaming up with the IL Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to launch a successful crowd funding campaign for Felix and his team.  Felix and Laura sat down with Clemente Nicado, Publisher & Editor in Chief of Negocios Now, to talk about life after the Hispanic Business Expo and how it has impacted their lives and business.  Read all about here.


Toy Drive Benefiting the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation

Posted on September 01, 2015 by Laura Castillo

Felix's Famous Cookies is proud to team up with our friends at O'Hare-Midway Limousine Service, Inc. and Austin's Saloon & Eatery to host the 6th Annual Tailgate Party and Toy Drive benefiting the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation. It is TONS of fun for all Bears Fans. Some of our celebrity bartenders include former Bears players - Mickey Pruitt, Jason McKie, Adrian Peterson, Wendell Davis and the Payton Family. The event is FREE with a new, unwrapped toy or $10.00 per person. For more info, visit