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Heather Larson

Partner Spotlight: Meet Lisa Gregor

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. Meet Lisa Gregor, Owner of Church Street Brewing Company in Itasca Lisa grew up in the small town of Leland, Illinois. She graduated from Lake Forest College with…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Michael Larson

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. Meet Michael Larson, General Manager, Schaumburg Boomers Michael Larson grew up in west central Minnesota and graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Alex Hilton

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. Meet Alex Hilton, Co-Founder, Juice & Berry - Meet Chicago Northwest Board Member Alex grew up in Lombard where she met her high school sweetheart, Paris - cue…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Chip Brooks

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. Meet Chip Brooks, Owner, Hey Nonny - Meet Chicago Northwest Incoming Board Member Growing up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Chip Brooks was exposed to that town’s active…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Ana Santos

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. Meet Ana Santos, Owner, Brazil Express Churrasco Grill Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ana and her family were poor but never hungry. Her father owned a small…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Dieter Heigl

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. MEET Dieter Heigl, General Manager, Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel - Meet Chicago Northwest Board Member Growing up in the medieval town of…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Suzie Bassi

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. Meet Suzie Bassi, Former State Representative and Member of Meet Chicago Northwest Board of Directors Suzie Bassi will be stepping down as a member of our Meet…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Pratik Trivedi

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. Meet Pratik Trivedi, Principle, Chief Marketing Director, Trivedi Hospitality Pratik grew up in the hotel industry. After his parents immigrated from India, they…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Sanja Bajgoric

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. Meet Sanja Bajgoric, Director of Sales & Marketing, GF Hotels & Resorts, Chicago Marriott Schaumburg A native of a small mountainside town in Bosnia, Sanja and…

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Partner Spotlight: Meet Chris Speca

Welcome to Partner Spotlight! A highlight of the diverse and talented individuals in our Chicago Northwest region’s hospitality industry. Meet Chris Speca, General Manager, Woodfield Mall Chris fell in love with the retail real estate business while moonlighting as a security guard at King of…

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