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Tuesday Toast: Steve Colello

Amber Graefen


Jul 16th, 2018

It’s time for a Tuesday Toast!

Steve C.: Store Director
Employed at Jewel-Osco for 50 years
Hired as a Bagger in 1968
Became a Store Manager Trainee in 1978
Promoted to Store Director in 1988


Here at Jewel-Osco, we like to recognize our hardworking associates! Every month, we will have a Tuesday Toast, spotlighting one of these great employees!  We wanted to honor someone who is not only a hard working Jewel-Osco employee, but also someone who grew up in the business!

This month, we are toasting to Steve C., a Store Director in the Northwest District! Steve started with us in 1968 and has been with us ever since! He started as a bagger and did various positions including some time in the corporate offices, opening new Jewel-Osco stores and now is currently in the role of a Store Director.

Steve has been nominated by many people and is extremely involved in his community. He is a member of the Palatine Chamber of Commerce & is currently involved in:

  • Northern Illinois Food Bank/Volunteer
  • NIFB Romeoville 5k run
  • NIFB Long Grove 5k Turkey Trot
  • NIFB Wheaton 5k
  • NIFB Volunteer Center/ packing food
  • NIFB Stars & Cars Charity Fundraiser/ Events committee
  • Partner/donations-Little City of the Poor-Palatine
  • Partner/servant/donations-Little Sisters Of The Poor Palatine
  • Partner/donations-Northside Learning Center-special needs students

Store Community Events:

  • Bingo -Tamarac Senior Living
  • Palatine Business Expo
  • American Cancer-Relay For Life-Palatine
  • Holiday Bucks-Feeding our hungry neighbors-Palatine


In Steve’s spare time he likes to spend time with family, snow ski, golf , travel and find new restaurants.  He is married to a fellow Jewel employee and has two children, one grandchild and one more on the way!

He quotes: “ As Leaders we have a responsibility to give back to the community! It’s what we do for those in need, that makes Community Matter! We also have responsibility to mentor future leaders in our business.”

Check back every month to see who we’re toasting to! Cheers to Steve and all of his accomplishments!

2 Responses to Tuesday Toast: Steve Colello

  1. Anne Roe 30/07/2018 at 9:17 am

    Congratulations! Steve does a great job! I am have had the pleasure of working with him. I always hear from my family and friends that Jewel has the best fresh food!

    • Customer Support 30/07/2018 at 10:32 am

      Hello Anne, thank you so very much for the kind words about Steve. We will be happy to forward Steve your kind words. Do you know which location he is currently at? We are very pleased that you and your family and friends are happy with the quality of food that you get from your local store. Is there a particular store you would like to give a shout out to? Thank you! -Wendy

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