Jared Boot
Jared Boot - Prudential Financial
Financial Professional
Catherine Mallers
The Office Grapevine
Marian Hale
All Ceremonies Beautifully Done
Wedding minister
Lucio (Lu) DiPaolo
Diverso Insurance Services
Diverso Insurance Services is a full service Insurance agency devoted to diverse product offerings to meet Personal and Business Insurance needs for all. We provide personal, professional help from a licensed Insurance Advisor who will identify your needs and work to find the best solution. Free insurance reviews of your current coverages, free insurance quotes for comparison are part of the no-obligation services we offer. As a client, easy access to your Personal Insurance Advisor, quick response times and a focus on service is what you can expect from Diverso Insurance Services. We also take pride in our affiliation with local Chambers and work within our community to promote growth, stability and trust within our community. We look forward to serving you!
Charles Stewart
The Heartland Institute of Financial Education


The Institute provides a unique, dynamic learning opportunity in the critical area of financial education. Course instruction occurs in the workplace or in privately hosted group settings. This offers employees and/or association members convenient access to education that will give them a better understanding of financial fundamentals.

The Heartland Institute of Financial Education was founded to provide this education.  Founder Alan Gappinger, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and long-time financial advisor, was well aware of this need for financial literacy education and recognized the unique role financial advisors could play in providing it.  He also realized the tremendous benefit there would be for individuals, businesses and other organizations to have access to this education through a national consortium of colleges and universities.

Marie Hale Ramos
Lipstic Logic
Marketing Visionary
Charles Barenbrugge
Dream Town - Charles Barenbrugge
Luxury Collection Specialist
Nicholas Pyan
Diverso Insurance Services
Licensed Agent
Jim Lopez
Universal Wellness Source
I am a Doctor of Chirorpactic, the founder of Healing Flower and an entrepreneur with over 16 years of health and education experience. Specializing in coaching and consulting a healthy lifestyle, passionate about lifestyle management, chronic disease, exercise, nutrition and supplementation, and a fundraising expert looking to create and increase revenue for your organization. 

James Henderson
Chicago House and Social Service Agency
Corporate & Community Relations Developer
Mathew Kulas
Spirit Seal Acupuncture
Michael Poland
PHE Mortgage Lending, Inc.- Michael Poland
Senior Loan Officer
Jorge Perez
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
Barry Kozak
Law Offices of Barry Kozak
Masah Renwick
Lakeside Law Group, LLP.
Lakeside Law Group, LLP is a client-focused family law firm conveniently located in the Chicagoland area with suburban and Loop locations. We recognize that nothing is more important than family, and at Lakeside Law Group, your family is our business.

Divorce and family law issues can be traumatic, and we take pride in being there and supporting our clients from the moment they walk through the door. Our legal experience allows us to successfully navigate the court system and our life experience allows us to understand what you are going through. At Lakeside we have made it our business to fight for your family through the difficult times. We here at Lakeside Law Group, LLP take enormous pride in our entire community and look forward to helping all those who desire it.
Joey Conway
Events by Joey, LLC

Have a passion for bringing events to life that began organically with my first network — family.  From my earliest days, I would help my grandmother set up and entertain for her infamous dinner parties and social gatherings.

By the young age of six, inspiration had sparked.  This is when I knew that this would be my career.

I have been in the restaurant and catering industry for over 15 years Chicago credits that include: The Italian Village and The Glenview House.  It wasn't until I was appointed Director of Events and Marketing at Koi Fine Asian Cuisine where I was inspired to branch out and become a brand of my very own.  

The rest, is history. 

Rhayanna Luz
Business Development Manager
Debora Pacchioni
Chicago Red Stars
Senior Partnership Coordinator
Brandon Patterson
Walgreen Co.
Samuel Rosenmayer
Samuel James Watches LTD

I started Samuel James Watches LTD with nothing but a vision of creating distinctive and reliable time pieces that expose individuality. As a watch collector, I could not stand that I was unable to find unique time pieces that didn’t look like a replications of everyone else’s watch. I grabbed a pencil and a sketch book and began drawing watch designs the way I’d want them to look. These designs did not look like anything I could find in existence so I decided to make the drawings come to life myself. I want to wear watches that turn heads and cause people to look twice at it. I rather stand out from a crowd than blend in it so if that resonates with you as well, check out my watches at  

Samuel James Rosenmayer
Samuel James Watches Owner/Founder 

David Gasinski
Chicago Psych Therapy Group, Inc.
Director of Operations
MIchael Frustini
Rollicking Buckaroo Pepper Jam
Founder and CEO
A highly personable and results-oriented manager with extensive retail experience possesses strong team-building and organizational skills. Excels in fast-paced environments, builds team morale and productivity while effectively increasing revenues and reducing costs. Enthusiastically builds business relationships in private and public sector producing win-win outcomes. Integrating proven experience and new insights in a lifelong learning approach to managing, contributes to the bottom line and overall operations excellence.

Specialties: Retail Trainer, Inventory Management, visual merchandising, Retail Management
Ricky Martel
Rollicking Buckaroo Pepper Jam
Public Relations
Anthony DiFiore
Neverland Events and Artist Management
Eric Layne
New York Life
Licensed Agent
My practice works with young professionals in the LGBTQ community.  As a member of this community myself, I understand the unique financial issues this market faces.  The process I walk through with my clients seeks to maximize each dollar, so my clients can spend time enjoying their hard-earned savings without worrying about their finances.  I value open and honest communication and am committed to building long-term relationships with all of my clients and their families.  I am proud to say that I have helped others in the LGBTQ community meet their financial needs.
Ben Turry
Tangerine Promotions
In an overcrowed market place let Tangerine Promotions show you how to get your brand noticed! From concept to implementation we will work with you to step by step and make the process fun.  
Meghan Costantino
Elite Private Search
Hello new friends! My name is Meghan and I'm a matchmaker in Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison for Elite Private Search. My goal is to bring single people together (both LGBT and hetero singles alike!) through networking, communication, intuition and, most importantly, kindness. Please feel free to contact me about personal as well as professional ideas. Or to just say hi!
Eboni Montsho
360 HR Solutions
Debora Pacchioni
DP Voltaic Energy Solutions
Renewable Energy Consultant

Debora Pacchioni @Voltaic is an energy assessment company.  I work with clients to help them increase their use of clean and green energy. The goal is to understand clients’ current level of consumption and find solutions to meet their needs in a more efficient and cost-effective way. Our services will increase the value, efficiency, and comfort of your home.

Fernando Schor
Compass - Fernando Schor
Real Estate Broker
Bob Stack
Optimized Veteran, LLC
Lee Neubecker
Enigma Forensics
President CEO
Lee Neubecker is the President and CEO of Enigma Forensics, Inc., a Chicago based Computer Forensics and Cyber Investigation consultancy. Neubecker assists fortune 500 clients, government agencies and private organizations with cyber-related investigations involving theft of electronic data, fraud, counterfeiting, and online identity unmasking.
Brandee Martin
Silver Foxes Travel
I am Brandee Martin president and owner of Silver Foxes Travel Corp.  Our goal is to give a concierge level family, couple or single, luxury, leisure or all-inclusive vacation experience for you. I have several supplier groups that I work with Cruises, land tours and FIT‘s (free independent travel). I can help you plan your European dream of a lifetime vacation, a simple cruise to find a destination to come back to & experience fully, or A rail vacation to travel from coast to coast.  
Brian Bauer
100Waters Group LLC
Business Advisor
Brian Bauer guides businesses through their awkward adolescence with a human centered, partnering approach to business advising. Utilizing incremental change with the five year goals in mind, and implemented at a pace that adjusts for the needs of the business and the capacity of the owner to digest change, Bauer is able to help transform businesses and their owners into healthy, balanced  and successful businesses. Most of all, he seeks to bring joy back into the owners life. For fun, Bauer run triathlons (slowly) and has an unhealthy love of Shamrock Shakes.
Andy Smith
A and N Mortgage Services, Inc.
Loan Officer
Andy is a Mortgage Loan Originator at A and N Mortgage Services. He originally worked with A and N Mortgage as a borrower, when he and his husband purchased their home together. The culture and inclusiveness of the company made Andy think it would be a great employer. Later that year, he started working for the company.
Andy prides himself on taking the time to get to know a borrower and work with them to help achieve their goal of owning property. He is able to offer conventional loans, as well as more specific products such as VA, FHA and jumbo loans.
Originally from the United Kingdom, Andy moved to Chicago in 2010. The experience of moving across the world and adapting to new cultures and systems gave him a huge appreciation of the challenges faced by new comers to the home buying process.  First time buyers should know, there is no such thing as a "stupid" question, and Andy will be there with you every step of the journey.
Marisa Gora
Kemora Landscapes