SOURCE: Cicero's Development Corp.

Cicero's Development Corp.

April 07, 2011 12:55 ET

Mrs. Illinois Zara Johnson to Compete in Mrs. America Pageant at Historic Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia April 12 to April 14

Johnson Is Sponsored by Cicero's Development Corp. and Business Machine Agents

PLAINFIELD, IL--(Marketwire - April 7, 2011) -  Cicero's Development Corporation, a premier commercial renovation company, today announced that Mrs. Illinois, Zara Johnson, who has served as Cicero's office manager for more than 20 years, will compete to become the next Mrs. America. The pageant will be held April 12, at the renowned The Greenbrier, a National Historic landmark resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Mrs. Johnson, 58, a resident of Plainfield, Ill., will be cheered by a huge team of friends and family as she competes in the swimsuit, evening gown and personal interview segments of the competition. The pageant will feature a distinguished panel of judges comprised of entertainment, community and business leaders.

"As you can probably imagine, I'm experiencing an unbelievably exciting time of my life right now," Mrs. Johnson announced to family and friends. "From the moment I decided to go for the Mrs. Illinois 2011 title, I've received nothing but love from each and every one of you and I wanted to let you know how much that meant to me. It is this same spirit of friendship, unity and optimism that I go for the gold -- Mrs. America 2011 -- which would simply mean the world to me, my family, friends and colleagues."

Sam Cicero, Sr., who has worked side-by-side with Mrs. Johnson for more than 20 years, tips his hat to his loyal employee and credits her hard work, passion, poise and organization as a significant factor in the success of Cicero's over the past 40 years in business.

"Zara has been a wonderful asset to Cicero's Development Corporation and we are awfully proud of her as she competes for the Mrs. America Pageant title!" Cicero, Sr. said. "All of us, including our extended families and friends of the company, are rooting all the way for Zara!"

For more information on sponsoring Mrs. Johnson or the Mrs. America Pageant, please send e-mail to or call Classic Pageants, Inc. at (630) 325-4305.

To view a sampling of media coverage featuring Zara winning Mrs. Illinois, please visit:
ABC-7 Chicago

WCIU-TV Chicago

The Chicago Defender

About Cicero's Development Corporation
Founded in 1970 and celebrating more than 40 years in business, Cicero's Development Corporation is a premier full-service commercial renovation contractor. Cicero's offers turnkey renovation solutions for complex projects and utilizes proven best practices centered on safety, quality and efficiency. Cicero's is a solution driven company. When accurate budgeting, detailed scheduling, disruption avoidance management and cash flow management is important on a project, then you need to work with the experienced team at Cicero's Development Corp. Cicero's offers a better way to build. For more information or to arrange a no-obligation consultation please call 866-904-0141, visit and follow on Twitter @cicerosdev.

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