Archive for May 2016

People , Places and Organizations to Watch: The 2016 Edition

<b>Adiat Baker <p><br>
Adiat is a market research professional with Mintel Group, a leading global market research firm based in London. In addition to her professional duties, she leads her company's charity committee, MintelGives, in implementing partnerships with local non-profits, and supporting employees' philanthropic efforts.

As an aspiring humanitarian, Adiat commits a great deal of her spare time to serving the community, and splits her efforts by contributing to both social service and educational non-profit organizations. She the chairperson of One Hope United’s Ambassador Board and she serves on the auxiliary board for Midtown Educational Foundation, where she has been a tutor and mentor for five years. Adiat also advocates for A Silver Lining Foundation and the Lydia Smith Sickle Cell Foundation. Both organizations focus on health education and accessibility to quality health care for uninsured or underinsured individuals.

Fashion and philanthropy go hand in hand for Adiat, who is a self-proclaimed style enthusiast. She has a passion for fashion, and she is an avid supporter of local and independent designers. She believes fashion is art, and she hopes to work with the fashion community to strengthen the artist-to-consumer relationship in the Chicagoland area. When she's not attending a charity event, you can find her either shopping or sitting on the front row at the fashion shows of her favorite Chicago designers.
This year I’ve decided to expand the annual people to watch blog to include some places of business and  organizations of note.  The 2016 list is a collection of creatives, survivors, business people and visionaries  doing great things each and every day.  Making their mark one day and sometimes one person at at time.  Some... Read more »

Chicago Stars of Bravo TV’s “Tour Group” Bring Morocco to the Windy City for Series Premier

Chicago Stars of Bravo TV’s “Tour Group” Bring Morocco to the  Windy City for Series Premier
  Couple talks about their global adventure and shares importance of authenticity   You know it is going to be a great night when you walk into a ballroom at the JW Marriott Chicago and it’s been infused with a Moroccan vibe complete with jewel-colored silks, a Moroccan Mint Tea cocktail, and delicious appetizers like watermelon... Read more »