Community Involvement

Giving Back is the Elite Way

Elite’s commitment to testing products for reliability and compliance is part of a commitment to the larger community. Elite recognized from the beginning that the success of a business involves being part of the world outside the lab.

Community involvement comes naturally to Elite

Read how Elite served as a collection point for the Marines Toys for Tots program, while Elite’s Kathy Barri made 2,000 Covid face masks to raise funds for colon cancer research. And how Craig Bowes raised funds for homeless veterans from his beekeeping and winemaking hobbies:

Elaine with Toys for Tots
Kathy sewing face masks

On-site Blood Drives

Blood Drive bus at Elite

Elite’s Elaine Russo and Kathy Barri at the heart of Elite – learn how they lead the charge supporting military veterans, cancer patients, blood drives, and more:

The Elite team at the Relay for Life

Supporting Education

Elite founder James Klouda made supporting engineering education a priority. The IEEE James C. Klouda Memorial Scholarship was established to aid technical students to become engineers.

Each year, Elite also hosts events and technical presentations in cooperation with the IEEE EMC Society and SAE Chicago chapters to encourage networking and continuous education.

2023 Recipient Cody Goins

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