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Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Dave Terrazino of Youth Crossroads, Inc.

Meet Dave Terrazino of Youth Crossroads, Inc. (3401 Gunderson Avenue, 2E), est. 1974 Hometown: Brookfield, IL Current Residence: Brookfield, IL All About Dave: I was born in Chicago and grew up in Riverside. I graduated from R-B high School, then U of I Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelor’s in Psychology/Child Development before earning a Master’s Of Science Degree in Human Servicesmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Kate FitzGerald of FitzGerald’s Nightclub & Sidebar

Meet Kate FitzGerald of FitzGerald’s Nightclub & Sidebar (6615 W Roosevelt Rd), est. 1980 Hometown: Oak Park, IL Current Residence: Oak Park, IL All About Kate: I grew up around the midwest, moved to Oak Park at age 8, majored in English in college and then got my Master’s in Medieval Lit from Marquette. I bounced around jobs mostly having tomore »

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 »