Posts in category "People To Watch"

Ten People To Watch in 2014

Jillian Conley  is an author, blogger, freelance writer, event host, radio host, and TV host based in Chicago. She is also co-founder of My Three Sisters Publishing with her sisters where their main goal is to give exposure to new writers. Jillian has received much recognition for her philanthropy volunteering for Charity 4 Life and as a co-founder of My Three Sisters Literacy Initiative.
They are filmmakers, philanthropists, vintners, personalities, writers and urban developers. They are people whose names you’ll be hearing for some time to come both locally and nationally.  I thank them for humbly sharing their bios for my annual “people to watch” blog.  Here are ten people you should keep your eye on this year. To connect... Read more »

Stop, Look Listen - "Breakup= Breakdown?"

My special guest blogger author, motivational speaker Jennifer Bridgeforth talks breakups..and breakdowns..   No one likes to break up. No one. If you do, give me a call, because we need to talk! Anyway, as with so many other things in our lives, everything and everyone is a teacher. The quicker we can be accepting... Read more »

"It's All About The Shoes" As Revitalized Neighborhood Brings Entrepreneurs Together for Hyde Park Fundraiser

"It's All About The Shoes" As Revitalized Neighborhood Brings Entrepreneurs Together for Hyde Park Fundraiser
  The following story is one that ShoeHeals will never forget. It’s how we came to know their first shoe recipients. Destiny and her little sister made a pact. She would write Santa a letter for new boots, and her sister would write him for new coats. That way, if Santa read one of their... Read more »
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Stop Look Listen - Guest Blog: Author C. Lynn Williams on Mother/Daughter Relations

Today I’ve invited author and parenting expert C. Lynn Williams to Write on the very interesting dynamic of Mother Daughter Relationships.   Mom, I Just Want Your Love “Can you just love me as the daughter that I am?” That’s a question that many girls and women ask these days. “What did I do to... Read more »

A December To Remember: A Month of Memories In Pictures and Videos

This December was a rarity,  I was in town long enough to attend a few great celebrations.  I still missed more stuff  than I wanted.  But here are some pictures and video from some of the best events of the month.   One Acre Fund 7th Annual Chicago Gala  Andrew Youn and Harry Kraemer   ... Read more »

New Book: Writing as Catharsis Gives Birth To Acclaimed Edge Of Your Seat Thriller

 New Book: Writing as Catharsis Gives Birth To Acclaimed Edge Of Your Seat Thriller
   “The Hand Of Karma”  a thriller written by sisters NanC Hensley and Judith Haimes was an idea born from a devastating life event.  Hensley had just found out she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer, when she broke the news to her sister, the pair decided to write as a form of therapy. ... Read more »
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Social Media Week Special Event: "Mixologists" Help You Create the Perfect Social Media Concoction

Social Media Week Special Event: "Mixologists" Help You Create the Perfect Social Media Concoction
I’ve always wanted to be a mixologist, so when I received the call to participate in the Social Media Week Panel to create the perfect social media “cocktail” I jumped at the opportunity hoping I’d get to do a little behind the bar action too.  Alas..I won’t be mixing real cocktails (I’ll leave that to... Read more »

"Shark Tank Social" Helps Local Entrepreneurs Prep For The Popular Show

"Shark Tank Social"  Helps Local Entrepreneurs Prep For The Popular Show
I am a huge fan of the TV show Shark Tank, so I was excited when I found out about the “Shark Tank Social” that’s happening here in Chicago on September 13th  at the Zhou B Art Lounge 1029 West 35th Street.  For those of you who don’t know about the show, Shark Tank is... Read more »

Author/Advocate Shares Story to Help Others Seeking Help From Hopelessness

Author/Advocate Shares Story to Help Others Seeking Help From Hopelessness
The first time I met Toni Coleman Carter via phone I knew she meant business. She is quick, to the point and the consummate business woman.  She speaks her mind and delivers.  It was when I read her memoir” When Trouble Finds You” I understood the sense of urgency to spread her message of hope. ... Read more »
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Twitter Phenom #Foodiechats Celebrates 2 Years With Bash at Rockit

Twitter Phenom #Foodiechats Celebrates 2 Years With Bash at Rockit
If you know my friend Steve Green (pictured below)  the founder of Foodiechats, you know he is a loquacious fellow. But I don’t think he knew what he was about to create when he sent a random Tweet on May 11th 2011 asking a foodie question.  Since that fateful day, every Monday he hosts a... Read more »