INSPIRING. PASSIONATE. DETERMINED.
These are just a few of the words that describe these dynamic Ladypreneurs and their businesses! Their unique brand of products and services combined with their perseverance and drive are at your service, right here, in the western suburbs.
CAFFRAY JEWELERS I Hinsdale
CJ Grad has been making jewelry, and friends, since 1981. And creating custom jewelry is her passion! While there’s a chain jewelry store on every corner, all of their pieces tend to look similar. Why not incorporate your own ideas into a piece you will wear for years to come?
IMAGE AWARDS, ENGRAVING & CREATIVE KEEPSAKES, INC. I Geneva
This full service engraver creates awards for sports teams, corporate recognition, and gift giving. Owner Patty Donahue, in business for 21 years, says about being a ladypreneur, “I’d never engraved anything before I decided to go into business. I just knew I could do it! My drive, determination, and authentic self run the show!” www.imageawards.net
HERITAGE HOUSE FLORIST I Downers Grove
Coming from a family who has been in the floral business for over 75 years, owner Kathy Viskocil has always known the sweet smell of success. Celebrating 25 years of ownership in November, Viskocil and Heritage House Florist pride themselves on quality customer service and beautiful flowers and arrangements. www.heritagehouseflorist.com
TINA’S CLOSET I Lisle
Having fit more than two million bras for thousands of women in the Chicago area, Tina Karakourtis really has her hands full. But this 28-year business owner is always up for the challenge, especially when it comes to helping women, of all shapes and sizes, overcome all of their bra woes! www.tinasclosetinc.com
SIMPLY HAIR SALON & RENEWAL SPA I Naperville
With everything under the sun in spa and salon services, it’s no wonder owner Dolly Long has been in business…so long! The goal at Simply Hair is to integrate health, beauty, and wellness into their customers' lives by offering the latest in cuts, color, styling, massage, makeup, and more. www.simplyhairinc.com
FACE TO FACE COMMUNICATIONS AND TRAINING I Oswego
Face to face communication – a thing of the past? Owner/operator Gail Johnson doesn’t think so, and her company (started in 1997) is designed to strategically plan for your company’s future. “Strengthening communication skills between workers and managers and peers and especially workers and customers is the key to success in this era where miscommunication abounds.” www.face2facetraining.com
PARK BLVD DENTISTRY I Glen Ellyn
After 32 years in Lombard, Sharon Szeszycki decided to move her practice to Glen Ellyn. “We are proud of the services we offer and simply love our new location,” says Szeszycki. The Glen Ellyn location offers the newest in dental technology in a comfortably designed space that makes patients feel “at home on their first visit.” www.parkblvddentistry.com
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