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Jayna Cooke from Closet Angels in Chicago

  Jayna has been navigating the start-up world in various sales roles over the last decade.  Most recently, Jayna was Vice President of Business Development at Groupon (GRPN), where she grew and maintained their largest book of business, and was responsible at one point for as…Read The Full Post

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Owen Schnaper and Charlie Roth

Adopting the mantra of “salmon swimming against the current to return home again”, Salmon Cove’s founders and Chicago natives Charlie Roth and Owen Schnaper left their jobs in the financial world to launch an apparel line for men and women looking for sharp and timeless…Read The Full Post

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George Zaharoff

George Zaharoff is a mid-luxury menswear designer based in Chicago. His impeccable tailored clothing including made-to-measure and off-the-rack suits, jackets and trousers is rich in details, extraordinary textures, and unique fabrics hand-picked from the finest Italian mills. Described as a “Wunderkind” by WWD, George Zaharoff’s…Read The Full Post

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Annie Diamantidis

Annie Diamantidis is a luxury handbag designer. Inspired by the history and mythology of Greece each Annie Handbag® pays homage to Greek Goddesses- Athena, Clio, Selene, and Eris. Annie Handbags® are for today’s goddesses. Upon launching her namesake collection in 2009, editors and stylists alike…Read The Full Post

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Kimberlee Moore

From the time she was 8, Kimberlee Moore was intrigued with the culture and language of other countries. Being inspired by her travels, she earned a degree in International Business and pursued a career with a fashion flair. After several years of managing different businesses,…Read The Full Post

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Aaron Crumbaugh

Private chef Aaron Crumbaugh of Home Cooked Catering (“HCC”) is making entertaining easy for Chicagoans on the go and looking to impress. Crumbaugh, a former Peninsula Hotel chef, model and Amazing Race 6 contestant is creating multi course gourmet meals for intimate dinner parties, hor…Read The Full Post

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Kelli Zink

Kelli Zink grew up with a microphone in her hand, always knowing she wanted to be a reporter. From knocking on the door of a Fox Sports production truck after a basketball game in her cheerleader uniform to winning an ESPN reality show, she did…Read The Full Post

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