award for Business Champion Finalist - Boss Straw

Environment Champion Recognized As Small Business Champion

Enviro Sip Straw is thrilled to be the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) 2021 Business Champion for companies having fewer than 25 employees! This distinction was awarded at the MCEDC Annual Dinner held November 10 in Crystal Lake, IL.

Over the past two years, companies in McHenry County and across the nation have had to adapt to adverse business conditions resulting from the pandemic. Despite the impact the virus has had on the hospitality industry, the Enviro Sip Straw team has seen demand increase for its environmentally friendly BOSS straw and was recognized by MCEDC for its continued success.

The BOSS straw is made with sustainably sourced paper, is biodegradable and strengthened with food-safe binding. It doesn’t become soggy in beverages, even after soaking for 24 hours in cola, and doesn’t have an aftertaste.

Founded by Gaetano (Guy) Spinelli, Enviro Sip Straw manufactures its BOSS straw in the Chicago suburb of Woodstock.