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Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Lissette Tenorio of 1890 Cafe

Name: Lissette Tenorio Hometown: Chicago – Logan Square Current Residence: Berwyn All About Lissette: My name is Lissette and I am the eldest of two, the cool aunt and a dog mom. I was born and raised in Logan Square, Chicago where I was blessed to have an amazing childhood. As a family, one of the things we enjoyed doingmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Anna Padron Sikora of Pillars Community Health

Name: Anna Padron Sikora Hometown: Cicero/Berwyn, IL Current Residence: Riverside, IL All About Anna: I was born in Chicago in 1976 as a first-generation Latina. My father is from Cuba and my mother is from Mexico. My parents met in high school in Chicago and moved to Cicero in 1978. I grew up going to Catholic schools, Our Lady of Charity in Ciceromore »

Meet Berwyn’s Creatives: Gia Schaffrath of Goldiloxx Hair Studio

Book your appointment with Gia at styleseat.com/giovannaelisabetta. Name: Gia Schaffrath Hometown: Oak Park, IL Current Residence: Oak Park, IL All About Gia: I lived in Oak Park my whole life and went to Oak Park River Forest High School. There, I was part of the Cosmetology Club and also did hair and makeup for theater. I played soccer my whole life and was a cheerleadermore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Libby Popovic of Caputo & Popovic P.C.

Libby Popovic (center left in blue) and her Caputo & Popovic P.C. team Name: Libby Popovic Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia Current Residence: Northwest Indiana All About Libby:  I was born in Belgrade, Serbia (former Yugoslavia) and emigrated to the US at the age of 3 with my parents and younger brother. I grew up in Northwest Indiana and am fluent in Serbo-Croatian. Growing upmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: LaShinda John – LegalShield Independent Consultant

Name: LaShinda C. John Hometown: Chicago, IL (South Side) Current Residence: Chicago, IL (The Island Community) All About LaShinda: Before I began my current career, I was a professional photojournalist for 10 years that allowed me to travel. I’ve had the opportunity as a photojournalist to live in Columbus, Georgia and Philadelphia, PA. Plus, I have traveled through most ofmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Creatives: Will Hudson of The Children’s School

Name: Will Hudson Hometown: Raleigh, NC Current Residence: Berwyn, IL What do you get when you add passion, community, and the outdoors? You get Will Hudson of The Children’s School! This community leader and 6th grade educator is sculpting the minds of his young pupils through project based learning, community-building principles and much more. Read up on Will, The Children’smore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Sarah Corbin of Free Fly Marketing

Sarah finds creative marketing solutions for growing businesses. Name: Sarah Abboreno Corbin Hometown: Oak Park, IL Current Residence: Still Oak Park, but I work in and love Berwyn! All About Sarah: I started my career in Higher Education and worked for Illinois State University and Western Illinois, but I am truly a city girl at heart and missed being partmore »

Berwyn’s Next Gen: Daniela Reyes a Rising Star

Meet Daniela Reyes, a Junior at the Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) Age: 16 Hometown: Berwyn/Cicero Daniela’s Bio: Daniela spent her early years in Berwyn, attending Jefferson Elementary School and Lincoln Middle School, trying out for the school talent shows every year since kindergarten. Her love for singing was the driving force that set her on an artistic path. Flashmore »

Handcrafted Community + Full of Character = Kara Kesselring

MEET KARA KESSELRING. SHE’S #FULLOFCHARACTER. Photo by Joel Gonzalez of WeOurStory Who is Kara? I was born and raised in Southeast Iowa on a family farm.  I started performing when I was little and graduated with a music degree from the University of Iowa.  I immediately moved to Chicago and started freelance gigging.  My husband and I lived in Wickermore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Dr. Berenice Lopez of Smile Fixation

Name: Dr. Berenice Lopez Hometown: Chicago, IL Current Residence: Chicago, IL All About Berenice: For most people, dentistry doesn’t sound very interesting. For me, dentistry is a childhood dream I have been chasing for years. I have been a lifelong resident of Chicago. After earning my Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois in Chicago, I entered themore »