Hermann Schamberger III, President of Schamberger Brothers Inc. in Villa Park, Ill., was presented with the Key Distributor/Legislator Contact Award. The presentation was made at the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois (ABDI) 76th Annual Convention at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville Hotel in Lisle, Ill., which was attend by over 120 industry professionals.
The award is given for outstanding efforts in educating legislators about the beer distribution industry. Legislators have toured Schamberger Brothers Inc. to meet employees and understand the complexities of delivering beer to licensed retailers. Additionally, Schamberger Brothers Inc. has hosted functions for legislators. Schamberger always puts aside personal political preferences and will meet with any legislator or legislative candidate for the good of the industry.
Schamberger has been actively in the family-owned business since 1987. On Jan. 4, 2005, the second generation of Schambergers retired. Hermann III, Joe and John purchased the shares owned by Gerhart and Hermann Jr. The third generation of Schambergers now carry the torch. In 2013, Schamberger Brothers Inc. celebrated 80 years in business.