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Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Gail Lovero of Gone Travl’n Inc.

Meet Gail Lovero of Gone Travl’n Inc (6536 W Cermak Rd), est 2008 Hometown: Stickney, IL Residence: Berwyn, IL All About Gail: I’m Gail, hailing from Stickney, Illinois. Growing up, I attended local public schools, then college in Texas with overseas studies in Europe for Fashion. It seemed as if I had traveled everywhere but nothing was quite like home; after allmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Quinessa “Q” Solomon of Always on Q

Meet Quinessa “Q” Solomon, Cabi Rep and Local Fashionista behind Always on Q Hometown: Chicago, IL Current Residence: Berwyn, IL All About Q: I was born Quinessa T. Solomon, but once you know me, you’ll just call me “Q.” I’m a mother of two—a 10-year-old daughter, Kaydence and an 8-month-old son, Kadé.  My lifetime partner and my children’s father, Kris, andmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: John Adolf of Adolf Berwyn Funeral Home

Meet John Adolf of Adolf Berwyn Funeral Home (2921 S Harlem Ave, Berwyn), est. 1959 Hometown: Clarendon Hills, IL Current residence: Burr Ridge, IL All About John: The eldest of seven children, I grew up with five sisters and one brother. We grew up in a 3 bedroom ranch style home and my parents eventually added a second floor additionmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Nick Chiero of A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Pest Service

Meet Nick Chiero of A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Pest Service (3118 S Oak Park Ave), est. 1997 Hometown:   Berwyn Current Town:  Romeoville All About Nick:  My name is Nick! I was born in Chicago and moved to Berwyn when I was 6 years old.  I attended Piper Grade School and St Joseph High School.  I spent my youth playing soccer with the Berwynmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Jamie Macchione of Flapjack Brewery

Meet James Macchione of Flapjack Brewery (6833 W Stanley Ave), est. 2013 Hometown: Berwyn Current Residence: Chicago All About Jamie: James Macchione was born in Berwyn and spent most of his life there. This is where his pizza obsession started; his parents, Emily and Bob, would make homemade pizza every week. He attended St. Leonard School in Berwyn and then wentmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Gloria Mitchell of The Children’s School

Hometown: Chicago, IL Current residence: Berwyn, IL All About Gloria: My name is Gloria and I’m an 8th grade teacher and the high school transition coordinator for The Children’s School, a private K-8 school in Berwyn. I grew up in Hyde Park, studied English at the University of Iowa, then spent the next couple of decades working as a writermore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Ruben Ruiz of Morton College

Meet Ruben Ruiz of Morton College (3801 S. Central Avenue, Cicero), est. 1924 Hometown: Oxnard, CA Current Residence: Summit, IL About Ruben: I’m Ruben Ruiz, born in Oxnard, California and raised in Chicago’s Little Village (I also lived in Cicero for a few years). I’m currently a proud resident of Summit, Illinois. My parents are from the state of Guanajuato,more »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Jen Mitchell of Solace Divorce Mediation

Meet Jen Mitchell of Solace Divorce Mediation (1111 Chicago Ave Ste 220, Oak Park), est 2010 Hometown: Chicago, IL Current Residence: Berwyn, IL All About Jen: I am an author, speaker, attorney, mediator, life coach, manifestor and creator of Solace Divorce Mediation. I was born in Chicago and raised in the Northwest suburb of Hoffman Estates. In high school, Imore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Angela Gonzales of Chance to Dance

Welcome to Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs! Berwyn has become a hot spot for urban professionals, entrepreneurs and creatively minded individuals. From musicians to crafters, small business owners to dedicated team members, Berwyn is home to a remarkable group of movers and shakers who keep our community vibrant. This segment gives us a chance to get to know what makes our localmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Next Gen: Zaylene Mendoza of Morton West High School

You’ve heard it before—our children are the future. Well lucky for Berwyn, we have some of the neatest kids around. Meet Berwyn’s Next Generation! These kids are working hard, whether it’s on the field, in the classroom or at work. Get to know more about the phenomenal young people making Berwyn a better place for their peers and for theirmore »