The "People 2 Watch" List For 2021

The "People 2 Watch" List For 2021
All good things….you know the saying.  After 10+ years of  featuring individuals locally and nationally we have come to the last People 2 Watch List.  I’ll still be writing about people doing great things but the lists will be “retired”.  The 2021 “People to Watch” list has an amazing group of entrepreneurs, creatives and businesspeople. ... Read more »

Second City + PREACH! Team up for Virtual Improv Premiering 2/4

Second City + PREACH! Team up for Virtual Improv Premiering 2/4
PREACH! & The Second City Present Black and White News: The Plan, an LOL-a-minute, three-part virtual sketch and improv series that parodies TV news shows concerned with seeing everything through a black or white lens. The show will feature improv games, audience interaction, and special guest debaters from Black and White America. Each show will... Read more »

Quarantine Creativity - The "King Maker" - Reese LaFrances

Quarantine Creativity - The "King Maker" - Reese LaFrances
My series on entrepreneurs finding and launching creative businesses/products during the pandemic today features Reese LaFrances and her business The King Maker Concierge.  Here’s her story in her own words. THE KING MAKER: Reese LaFrances Actually a year ago I knew I was ready to pivot. The majority of my career has been in the... Read more »
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Newsstand Owner Receives Good News After Drunk Driver Hit Stand ... While She Was Inside

Newsstand Owner Receives Good News After Drunk Driver Hit Stand ... While She Was Inside
Some good news among a sea of tragedy…A story about the good people that do still exist in this world. A drunk driver crashed into one of Chicago’s last independent newsstands (58th and Indiana) a few days ago; completely demolishing it while the owner was inside. After a short stay in the hospital, today the owner is... Read more »

Quarantine Creativity - Author Debuts Cartoon Based on Popular Book Series

Quarantine Creativity - Author Debuts Cartoon Based on Popular Book Series
My Series on COVID Creativity, highlighting individuals who have excelled during the pandemic. Today we feature author/producer/entrepreneur  Myrtis Randolph. This past May, Myrtis Randolph received a grant to produce her children’s book series Yoyo Don’t Play That!  as a live action cartoon.  Not wasting any time, Myrtis went to work securing a company for production and this weekend the Yoyo Don’t Play... Read more »

"Quarantine Creativity" Finding Success During the Pandemic - Ken Clay of Trackit

"Quarantine Creativity" Finding Success During the Pandemic - Ken Clay of Trackit
My continuing series on people making moves during COVID – Today we feature Ken Clay CEO of Trackit who developed a solution to optimize the contactless check in process.   An entrepreneur at heart, Ken Clay has made a career out of actualizing his passions and visions. With an extensive professional network that ranges from executives... Read more »
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"Quarantine Creativity" – The Quad Coaches Teach Entrepreneurship in a Unique and Effective New Model

"Quarantine Creativity" – The Quad Coaches Teach Entrepreneurship in a Unique and Effective New Model
My “COVID Creativity” series will highlight individuals and groups coming together to figure out innovative ways to forge ahead during this most difficult of times.  Today we feature four entrepreneurs collectively known as The Quad Coaches. Whether you work your biz as a side-hustle or you have to hunt what you eat to survive and... Read more »

People, Places, and Organizations to Watch in 2020

People, Places, and Organizations to Watch in 2020
The annual “People to Watch” list has expanded this year.  We have 20 individuals and 2 organizations each recognized for their talent, their connection to people, their innovation and their sheer will to achieve. From an organization giving an amazing opportunity to introduce women to the world of tech, to stories of people who have overcome... Read more »

Weed Cellars Blazes a New Trail as a Lifestyle Brand with its Wine

Weed Cellars Blazes a New Trail as a Lifestyle Brand with its Wine
Weed Cellars has not only created a new category within the alcohol industry, it’s found a way to tap into the evolution of the cannabis space without using cannabis. The wine and beer labels pay homage to the individual in all of us, but contain only alcohol. Behind Weed Cellars works an impressive team of creative... Read more »
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In “Making Love Better Twogether: The Art of Intimacy" Love Has Everything to Do With It for Author Yanni Brown

In “Making Love Better Twogether: The Art of Intimacy" Love Has Everything to Do With It for Author Yanni Brown
  Full disclosure …Yanni Brown’s book was the first I had the honor of publishing through my company. I’m proud to announce that 9 years later she’s allowed me to publish her follow up as well as co produce her upcoming talk show. Yanni Brown is an author, blogger, relationship educator, expert, speaker, storyteller and a... Read more »