• Women in Business (click here for a list of reps)

    This committee's mantra is: Every story is valuable and every voice counts! A dynamic group of both female professionals (and a few men, too!), this group connects and collaborates with passionate, professional women to offer and receive resource-rich support and professional development services on a regional scale. Three events per year, meetings every other month.
    Meredith Morris
    Caring Transitions
    Erin Jennings
    EJJ People Skills
    Owner
    Gaye Wagner
    MB Financial Bank - La Grange Park
    Branch Manager
    Peg Reid
    Grow and Protect
    Peg Reid is focused on helping families and businesses pay less for services they commonly use. The LegalShield service helps people and small business owners level the playing field when it comes to justice, fairness and opportunity by providing legal and identity theft services for a low monthly fee.
    Cindy Perkins
    Little People's Country Academy of Arts & Education
    Owner / Executive Director
    William Wilson
    Wilson and Wilson Estate Planning and Elder Law, LLC
    Bill Wilson has practiced law for over 30 years, concentrating in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning and Estate Planning for Families that have Children with Disabilities. Bill is past President of Aging Care Connections Board, a not-for-profit agency in LaGrange that services the needs of the older adult. He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Bill Wilson received his B.A. in history at the University of Texas at Austin, with high honors, and graduated from Northwestern School of Law. He continues to present seminars on Elder Law, Estate Planning, Asset Protection and Special Needs Planning throughout the LaGrange area. He has also written several articles on these topics and has been quoted in US News and World Report and in 2011 and 2012 was named one of Chicago?s Top Wealth Managers as listed in Chicago Magazine.
    Gino Blando
    Marry Me Jewelry

    We're a family owned and operated jewelry store. We are the third generation of jewelers, with over 40 years of experience repairing, manufacturing, and appraising jewelry. We work with Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium.
    My father was a jeweler and so was his father before him. My brothers are jewelers and I've taught my  cousins to be jewelers. My son will probably also be a jeweler (don't tell him I said that though, it's his decision to make). While career path in my family hasn't been all that original, the jewelry we design is.I have a passion for designing and enjoy using my imagination. With generations of experience, we make unique, custom and creative jewelry. Thanks for checking us out! 

    Victor Geraci
    Countryside Chamber of Commerce
    Executive Director
    Nancy Cummings
    La Grange Business Association
    Executive Director
    Since 2011, Nancy has been at the helm of the La Grange Business Association, directing its expansion as an influential business group. Nancy's passion to strengthen La Grange's reputation as a business hub and a destination for day-tourism stems from her experience in the hospitality industry where she learned how to brand and package excitement while working with Hyatt Hotels. Nancy drives the association's focus on small business growth, diverse member programming and strategic partnerships. 
    Peg Reid
    Ambit Energy
    Independent Consultant
    Peg Reid is focused on helping families and businesses pay less for services they commonly use. The LegalShield service helps people and small business owners level the playing field when it comes to justice, fairness and opportunity by providing legal and identity theft services for a low monthly fee. Peg also has her own energy business where the company pays her to help people save money on their electric and gas bills. In addition, Peg helps businesses reduce their electricity usage with a unique program that covers 80% of the cost. Peg is an active networker and enjoys meeting and helping others.
    Linda Kunicki
    BrightStar Care® of Chicago - La Grange/Central Cook
    Community Liaison, Marketing Director

    Linda spent her life in Chicagoland area. Every position she's had has allowed her to service others from children to seniors. These positions have been with health care, senior residences, schools, and other business with progressively increased career responsibilities that have encompassed management, sales, marketing, human resources, training and development. Her joy each day comes from truly caring for and helping people of all ages, especially seniors and children. The aging population is also affecting the seniors adult children who may also have youngsters putting them into the sandwich generation. All these segments are in need of care that services the generations. BrightStar Care offers services across generations. When she saw that BrightStar Care had earned the Joint Commission Accreditation she knew then it is a premium company and employer.

    Gioia Giannotti
    (r)evolution architecture, llc
    VP Marketing and Business Development
    Diane Ponce
    Elements Therapeutic Massage - Western Springs
    Manager
    The Elements Way® may sound like it?s about us, but it?s really about you. The Elements Way® was created with one goal in mind: to give you, the client, the best and most personalized massage you have ever had. Elements Massage? studio therapists can tailor your session to meet your needs. Our studios? therapists combine their skills and abilities to perform the massage that you want. That?s The Elements Way®. The Elements Way® is designed to deliver a personalized experience in every aspect of your massage. Communication about your therapeutic needs begins when the appointment is scheduled. You tell the studio what you want, what you expect and on what areas you would like us to focus. That information allows our independently owned and operated stud
    Evelina Springer
    Devon Bank Home Loan Center
    Sr Residential Loan Officer
    With a combined 15+ years in the banking industry and having worked all aspects of real estate, from title company notary/closer to lender account executive, I have the knowledge you need to make your home buying experience easy and stress-free. As a Sr Residential Loan Officer at Devon Bank covering the western suburbs I have lived in LaGrange for over 10 years and have been heavily involved with the community through the school system and local soccer club organizations. I have a wealth of connections that can help you locate the right realtor for you or the right area to purchase your home. In addition I can help you navigate through the many loan products and find the perfect fit through my experience with Conventional, FHA, VA and USDA. Whether it's a refinance, purchase or that vacation home you've been dreaming about I can help you achieve all your home goals and ensure a streamlined process. Great rates and a community bank feel. You're always #1!
    Heather Grant
    Grace Lutheran PreSchool
    Michelle Marie DAmico
    Capri Banquets & Catering
    Catering Sales Director
    Corporate Catering delivered directly to your business. Full service catering available, contact me for a current catering menu!
    Kerri Jakobsen
    Konica Minolta Business Solutions
    Senior Account Executive
    Janet Garreau
    Interfaith Community Partners
    Executive Director
    Interfaith Community Partners is a non-profit organization that works together with volunteers to provide rides to older adults and individuals with disabilities in Lyons Township, parts of Proviso Township, and surrounding communities. Over 100 volunteers provide escorted transportation to medical appointments, therapies, and life-enhancing errands such as the grocery store, bank, and hairdresser. There is no cost to our clients, however clients are encouraged to donate, if able. We are also funded by private donations, grants, special events, and church support.
    Missy Jones
    SERVPRO of LaGrange Park/North Riverside
    Sales and Marketing
    SERVPRO of La Grange Park / North Riverside is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.
    SERVPRO of La Grange Park / North Riverside proudly serves La Grange Park, North Riverside, Broadview, and surrounding areas.
    Teresa Fox
    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - The Agnes Halmon Team
    REALTOR
    James Frangella
    SERVPRO of LaGrange Park/North Riverside
    President
    SERVPRO of La Grange Park/North Riverside understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

     
    COYA SMITH
    RE/MAX PROPERTIES - Coya J. Smith
    Managing Broker - Owner

    Coya is the Managing broker of a highly successful Real Estate firm in Western Springs "Re/Max Properties" handling LaGrange, Western Springs and surrounding communities......Having been raised in LaGrange and raising her own family in LaGrange, Coya has long time history in the LaGrange/Western Springs area. Previously Coya has been awarded broker/owner of a top 1% Independently owned brokerage "Smith Partners & Associates". 
     

    Julianne Rizzo
    Oasis Senior Advisors
    RN, MBA, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®
    I have been a registered nurse since 1996 and completed my MBA from Western Governors University in 2006. After experiencing firsthand, the stress that health issues can place on a family in caring for a loved one, I decided to change careers.  I looked for an opportunity that would utilize my nursing skills and business background, and was introduced to Oasis. What I love about Oasis Senior Advisors is the personal approach. I offer a free service for seniors and families who are looking for assisted living options.  I meet with families face-to-face to help them sort through their choices based on physical, medical, financial, and geographical needs.  My personal and professional passion has always been to help people and make a difference, and assisting clients to determine the best quality of life is a privilege and a responsibility that I take very seriously.
    Therese OSullivan
    Unishippers CHDN
    President
    Gaye Wagner
    Independence-4-Seniors Home Care
    Community Relation Manager