Jared Boot
Jared Boot - Prudential Financial
Financial Professional
Marian Hale
All Ceremonies Beautifully Done
Wedding minister
Marvin Korves
The SMB Help Desk, Inc.
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!
David Tucci
Mutual of Omaha
I am native of Chicago, born and raised on the Northwest side of the city. For the past 30 years, I have lived in the Lakeview area. I have a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.  I have been married for 33 years to my wife Joni and have two children, Andrea and John.  I am member of BBR, Better Business by Referrals in Lakeview, I am an active board member of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois and member of the Uptown Chamber of Commerce.
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. 

Andy de Fonseca
American Vintage Home, Inc
Marketing Manager
James Henderson
Chicago House and Social Service Agency
Corporate & Community Relations Developer
Rick Verkler
The Guesthouse Hotel
General Manager
Chip Allman
Naturally Fortified
Healthy Lifestyle Coach
Carlos Marquez
Soreal Photo & Design
Mathew Kulas
Spirit Seal Acupuncture
Karen Ramsey
AAA Chicago Insurance
Adel Shaw
Spoil Me Hair Salon & Spa

Spoil Me is a Full Service Salon & Spa specializing in the latest trends and techniques for hair, skin, nails & massage therapy. Located in the historic neighborhood of Uptown, Spoil Me exudes a magnetic, urban vibe that is modern, hip and edgy.

Our job is to create, to have vision and to educate. Spoil Me Salon and Spa lives up to their name with a staff committed to delivering total satisfaction to their clientele. This commitment is a reflection of owner Adel’s 25 plus year reputation as a master stylist, platform artist and nationally renowned educator. 

Julia Buchwald
Vanille Patisserie
Jorge Perez
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
Jon Emory
Emory Behavior Solutions Inc.
Austin O'Regan
Chicago Sky - WNBA
Account Executive
Neil Hackler
Real Living City Residential
Residential Broker

Neil Hackler has been in real estate for 20 years and working as a residential Realtor for 10 years with Real Living City Residential (formerly Chicago Real Estate Resources - CRER). He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Ball State University where he studied interior design and marketing. Directly after college he went into real estate in the property management sector. Neil continued to work his way up working for AMLI Residential as a Utility and Energy Program Manager. In 2006, Neil became a residential Realtor focusing in Chicago. He has experience working with buyers and sellers.  In 2012 & 2015 he received the top producer award from the Chicago Association of Realtors. In 2015, he sold almost $10,000,000 worth of property. Neil has a very strong passion for real estate. He is committed to educating his clients on the home buying and selling processes to help them make the right decisions and make their transaction as smooth as possible. 

Aaron Brow
Verve Consulting Group

Aaron Brow is the founder of Verve Consulting Group. He is a business executive with over 20 years of experience and expertise in the areas of Leadership and Organization Effectiveness consulting. He is known as a customer focused, forward thinking, problem solver that delivers high quality solutions that improve business results.

Aaron specializes in business planning, organization design, goal alignment, leadership development, team development, organization effectiveness and change management. In addition, Aaron is a certified Executive Coach, speaker on Leadership and has taught Organizational Consulting courses in graduate school programs.


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. 

Luis Mota
Luis G. Mota, Real Estate Services
Real Estate Broker
Rhayanna Luz
Business Development Manager
Debora Pacchioni
Chicago Red Stars
Senior Partnership Coordinator
Brandon Patterson
Walgreen Co.
Patrick Dati
I Am Me
Author, Motivational Speaker and Advocate
Author, Anti-Violence Advocate and Motivational Speaker Patrick Dati Teams Up With Renowned Domestic Violence Expert Denise Brown to Address Domestic Abuse Impacting Gay and Straight Men and LGBTQ People

For Patrick Dati Press Inquiries, Contact:
Cindi Creager, CreagerCole Communications
(646) 279-4559,
To Book Patrick Dati for Speaking Engagements, Contact:
Stacy Anderson, The Elite Speakers Bureau
(949) 544-1410,
Learn More About Patrick Dati at:

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
Justin Fowlkes
The MedSpa at NSPS
MedSpa Director
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!
Paul Wiemerslage
Meridian Psychiatric Partners, LLC
I provide individual and relationship psychotherapy, as well as training and clinical consultation for other professionals. I specialize in LGBTQ clients, substance abuse and addiction, depression, anxiety, HIV, compulsve behaviors and sexual issues. I have extensive experience working with non-traditional relationships/families, i.e. triads, open relationships, poly relationships. I also work with the Kink, BDSM, Leather and other communities. I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to those considering therapy.
AJ DeLeon
Innovare - Social Innovation Partners
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
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.
Troy Marr
Marr Group @ The Apartment Source
Hirman Ahmad

Born and raised in Singapore, I moved to Chicago in 2010 and now consider the Windy City my second home. I am an avid traveler, skier and serial entrepreneur. I created HIRMIE - Handmade Crafts specializing in face mask lanyards during COVID19 pandemic and launched on October 1st, 2020. The mask lanyards are currently sold at a couple of small retailers in Lakeview, Wicker Park and Gold Coast neighborhood. The website is

I am also  the sole proprietor of Mr. Hirman, LLC dba ROYCE' Chicago (Japanese imported chocolate)  with 2 retail locations: 520 N. Michigan Ave (Shops at North Bridge) and 100 E. Algonquin Road (Mitsuwa Marketplace). My personal ethos is to Be Kind to All.

Marisa Gora
Kemora Landscapes