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Roscoe Joins in Celebrating a Big Day for Lions in Chicago

Tomorrow is a big day for a celebrated Chicago lion family, or two.

Oct. 14 is the grand opening of the long-awaited Pepper Family Wildlife Center, a state-of-the-art habitat built around the zoo’s original lion house and featuring “nose-to-nose” indoor and outdoor viewing windows.

The savanna-style lion habitat is now home to a new pride that includes one male, Jabari, and three females, Zari, Hasira and Cleo.

The wildlife center is also home to two red pandas, two Canada lynx and two snow leopards.

Roscoe’s founding family, the Buiks, got a sneak preview of the facility on Sept. 30 …

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A Favorite Tradition Keeps the Roscoe Work Family Coming Together Year after Year

Roscoe Service Supervisor Bob Olivera was astounded at the turnout when he entered the restaurant for his 20-year work anniversary celebration recently

But it’s a Roscoe tradition; our 20-Year-Club members return year after year. Long after they’ve retired from the company, they return to help celebrate the new members of the club.

“I couldn’t believe it when I saw it,” said Olivera. “People who retired 20 years ago still come to the dinner. Once you get inducted, it is a lifetime thing. We will all be there next year with the next bunch of buddies.”

The annual event at …

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Thank You for 100 Years

A 100th anniversary is a milestone few businesses ever get to celebrate. There’s a bit of luck involved and a lot of planning. And you can’t overstate the value of having the right team of people invested in the work you do.

At Roscoe, we’ve had all of those things on our side, and more.

But none of that would have gotten us to 100 years without the loyalty of our customers: The people wearing our uniforms day after day and decade after decade are some of the hardest working people on the planet. You don’t get to be …

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Roscoe Shares in Chicago’s Pride with Gift to Lincoln Park Zoo for New Lion Habitat

The Roscoe Company and its Buik family owners have a history of philanthropic involvement that goes back a long way and would be thrilled to help support Chicago’s historic Lincoln Park Zoo in any year.

But we’d be lion (Ahem) if we said the opportunity to help build a state-of-the-art new habitat for our favorite animal with a grand opening during our 100th anniversary celebration wasn’t extra special.

What better way to celebrate 100 years in business as a family-owned business whose lion logo and “Take Pride” motto emblazon the bright orange delivery trucks that head out across the …

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August 10: A Celebration of the Amazing Real Animal Behind Our Logo

It is a big month for us here at Roscoe where we are celebrating 100 years in business as Chicago’s family-owned, independent work uniform provider. As our motto suggests, it’s an accomplishment in which we “Take Pride.”

But this year we are taking the opportunity to share the spotlight with a pride of another sort: August 10 is World Lion Day and an opportunity to honor one of the most amazing species on the planet.  Lions have long captured the imagination and curiosity of humans, who see in them a symbol for courage, tenacity, leadership, ferocity, and of course, pride.…

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