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Kookaburra Play Café

Thanks to Joanna and Andrea’s passion and drive, together with the solid counseling of Earl Shraiberg, their business is flourishing and continuing to become everything that ... Read more

Joanna and Andrea Dayco
Owner, Kookaburra Play Café
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Cheshire Cat Confectionary

Lori says that “Mitch laughed at me when I walked in to our first meeting and announced that I would open my business in 3 months. When he saw that I was serious, he rolled up his... Read more

Lori Byars
Owner and “mad baker”, Cheshire Cat Confectionary
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The business was initiated in 2011 in South Elgin, Illinois and shortly thereafter Don and Dusty sought the help of SCORE, where they consulted with SCORE counselor Earl Shraiberg... Read more

Don Plantz & Dusty Gilbreth
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REB Storage Systems International

REB Storage Systems International was incorporated in 1962. REB specializes in the design, engineering, sales, and installation of storage systems and material handling products... Read more

Lori Palmer
Executive Vice President, REB Storage Systems International
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Patterson Advertising Reports, Inc.

Specializing in print media research for over 30 years, Patterson Advertising Reports, Inc. are experts at providing accurate analytical research on advertising and editorial... Read more

Kari Mitchell
President, Patterson Advertising Reports, Inc.
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The Music Room

Come in and experience a music store you’ll love to revisit again and again. Recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) as one of the Top 100 Music Retailers... Read more

Carol Cook
Owner, The Music Room
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Eagle Metals & Steel Services

Eagle Metals began as an idea: is it possible to start a business in the middle of a recession with no history or reputation, just quality products sold at a fair price? Since its... Read more

Henry Enders
President, Eagle Metals & Steel Services
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Care Communications, Inc.

Care Communications, Inc. has been providing solutions in data quality and health information management (HIM) since 1976. We are now a leading provider of consulting and... Read more

Leslie Fox
CEO / Co-Founder, Care Communications, Inc.
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Aurico provides background screening, drug testing, I-9 and occupational health services to help employers match the right talent with the right position, at the right time. Read more

Ben Goldberg
President, Aurico
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Amy's Candy Bar

Amy’s candy bar has garnered national and local attention including Food & Wine’s 2012 Top Five New Candy Shops and was voted by Time Out Chicago Kid’s Magazine as Chicago’s... Read more

Amy Hansen
Owner / Founder, Amy's Candy Bar