r3mg:: love – businesses, peeps and places
On our last blog, we had a page dedicated to the businesses, peeps and places we love the most – pertaining to r3mg of course. I thought it would be a great idea to show some more love and add some of our new ones.
We’re updating this all the time and this list is not complete. Just wanted to publish it after I’ve had a chance to work on it a bit. – Brooke – 7.18.2011
-Sue Reardon – Growth Coach
Sue is an inspiration to me (Brooke) and I have always looked up to her, ever since I was a little girl. She knows what she wants, knows how to get it, has fun doing it and is all-together classy, smart and beautiful. I keep saying I want to be Sue when I grow up. Her knowledge in small business development is outstanding. Her loyalty is fierce. I can’t imagine myself being where I am without the mentoring relationship we have.
-Amy:: BridalExpo! Chicago
Picture it, 300+ brides and their loved ones, a bevy of vendors ready to greet them all and there’s Amy, in the middle of it all, with a great attitude, a great sense of humor and endless patience. I love it. Amy never hesitates to offer sound advice and offer a helping hand.
-Brian Hurley & Colleen Hurley:: www.colleenhurleyrd.com
Brother and sister team, Brian and Colleen, have teamed up to promote and build Colleen’s business. They are hilarious, super friendly, extremely knowledgeable and know how to have a great time. And adding to it all, Colleen and Brian are both great at what they do! Colleen’s advice and knowledge about nutrition and wellness abound while Brian is behind-the-scenes working his magic.
-Maria Onesto Moran:: Green Home Experts
Fun, spunky, smart, witty and trustworthy. I can think of a few more adjectives to describe Maria but the list would actually be enormous. Green Home Experts is a fabulous store in the heart of South Oak Park. It’s a store where the average Joe can go in, not be intimidated by all the ‘green’ items and really learn about them. She’ll help you figure out what will work for your family without being pretentious. I love that. And she’s hilarious.
-West Suburban Women Entrepreneurs
Woman? Check (obviously, this is Brooke) West Suburban? Check. Entrepreneur? Check. There couldn’t be a better fit! This fantastic organization truly supports women entrepreneurs. With monthly business meetings and bimonthly social lunches, it has been a resource for many of my business needs and questions. Unlike so many organizations where everyone just wants to sell you their product, WSWE stands out for its supportive nature. We all know what each other does and we’ll gladly use them when needed but it’s not about the leads. It’s about helping each other out.
-St. Ignatius College Prep:: Women’s Society
As a graduate of St. Ignatius (Brooke again), I’ve developed a deep appreciation of all the school has done in my life. I wouldn’t be where I am today without its influence. The longer I’ve been graduated, the deeper this appreciation becomes. The Women’s Society is a way to stay connected to the school, serve the community and continue in the Ignatian tradition of “Men and Women for Others”.
-Joanne Coleman:: CoalMine Music and Retail Packaging Outlet
Two worlds that are completely different are managed with excellence by Joanne. Her eye for detail, organizational talents and “get to it” attitude have contributed to both her businesses being successful. RPO is the local Chicagoland company for a store’s packaging needs – bags, gift wrap, boxes, tissue, ribbon, hang tags and more. She takes these products, elevates them to a boutique-style beauty and guides her clients to using them as marketing and branding outlets. CoalMine Music is at the pulse of Chicago music. From representing artists to managing tours, her work is flawless. Joanne can plan anything and execute it to its fullest possibilities for excellence.