Woodstock, IL – BOSS Straw has been nominated for Business of the Year by Senator Wilcox to the Illinois Manufacturers Association Award. The nomination comes in recognition of the company’s meritorious impact on the food and hospitality industry, transforming consumer experience by eliminating soggy paper straws that taste like pulp and replacing them with high-quality straws that let consumers taste their drinks.

The award nomination also came after the company’s 24-hour Paper Straw Challenge was launched. The challenge invites hospitality businesses, especially restaurants, bars, hotels, food service companies, food ware distributors, etc., to request a sample pack of BOSS Straw, unwrap and soak in soda for 24 hours, then place the straw in a fresh drink and sip from the soaked end. The challenge aims to prove that BOSS Straw has paid attention to all of the important factors during the design and manufacturing process, thus ensuring that their paper straws hold up to a high integrity standard even after 24 hours in any soda of choice.

“Our team set out to make a straw that would survive a meal or perhaps a long evening sipping on a couple of drinks. The result of our research and development was a straw that would last much, much longer. Our Enviro Sip Straw developed BOSS straw is a paper straw that can stay strong enough to drink with after soaking in a soda for 24 hours. While the BOSS straw is 24-hours strong, it still composts and breaks down in fresh water and seawater without releasing harmful substances into the environment,” said Guy Spinelli.

With their high-quality paper straw, more businesses in the food and hospitality sector can improve consumer experiences while maintaining environmentally safe practices. The straws are perfect for all soda drinks and are degradable in fresh and saltwater environments.

BOSS Straw’s success with their Enviro Sip Straw also qualified them for another award. The company was recognized by the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) as the 2021 Small Business Champion for companies with fewer than 25 employees. The award is yet another testament to the company’s good work and continued customer satisfaction.

BOSS Straw remains committed to improving the consumer experience in the hospitality and food industry while also remaining environmentally friendly. They are located at 1150 McConnell Road, Woodstock, IL 60098 US, and can be reached via phone at (815) 527-7832. Visit their website for more information.

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BOSS Straw
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By Arlene Huff

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