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Brian Weavel of Anna's Pizza & Pasta

Brian has owned Anna's Pizza & Pasta in Winnebago, IL for more than 23 years.  Being a Small Business Owner, he has built a solid reputation on being real and supporting others, not being afraid to make a difference in life. Through his work at Anna's, he devotes his time to being a community leader creating dozens of fundraisers for the school system, families in need, youth sports, etc.  He coaches and sponsors Youth Sports.  He works hard to make a difference and has been recognized as the Winnebago Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year twice, Citizen of the Year, Pizza Judge of The International Pizza Expo, Recipient of the Compassion Award through Green Bay Packers Legend Ahman Green Foundation, Featured Nationally by United States Chamber of Commerce, Guest Editor In Chief of Pizza Today Magazine, Speaker at the International Pizza Expo, Speaker at the Midwest Foodservice Expo, Small Business Blog Contributor to Carol Roth and The Guest on the set of The Small

Adrienne and Brittany of Nzuri Body Essentials

In 2016, Nzuri Body Essentials, LLC was created and is pronounced as Zuri which translates to beautiful in the Swahili language. Within just 2 years, Nzuri Body Essentials evolved into a luxury natural bath and body care line handcrafted by a mother and daughter duo based in Chicago, IL, Adrienne and Brittany. All products are made with natural and organic ingredients, consisting of Exfoliating Body Polish, Organic Shower Gel, Tripled Whipped Body Soufflé, and more. Nzuri Body Essentials is now an international business currently sold online, serving customers in 6 different countries. The luxury body care line has an exclusive partnership with the East Bank Club, an award-winning health club holding members of Chicago’s elite politicians and celebrities. What do you do and why do you do it? We are owners and creators of Nzuri Body Essentials, LLC, a handcrafted bath and body care line offering a luxury spa experience in the comfort of your home. We provide handcrafted bo

Adodo Délali Robinson of Délali Robinson Cosmetics

Adodo  Délali Robinson is an internationally certified beauty professions who has received certification in hair extensions in Germany and advanced Makeup Artistry in Jamaica. A licensed cosmetologist since 2008 she recently opened her own full serviced salon in Chicago 2012. Since then Adodo worked some of the industry best like World renowned Sandro Miller,has been featured in The Midwest Hair magazine, The Limitless Look magazine, Black Fashion Week Chicago, Anjel's Boutique and the featured stylist and makeup artist in a full magazine shoot as well as Hair and Makeup for TV appearances. As an Educator Adodo now holds classes and workshops through out Illinois. What do you do and why do you do it?  I am a licensed cosmetologist running multiple businesses and an Annual Prom Dress Giveaway. My salon is located in Matteson,IL where we offer a wide range of services from Hair relaxer to Makeup. I recently launch my line of foundation and lipsticks call Délali Robinson Co

Tony Vincente of Rossario George

Tony Vincente, CEO/President and Designer of Rossario George was b orn and raised in New York. Tony Vincente, CEO and President of Rossario George, developed a love for all things couture at an early age thanks to his mother and sister. Tony dreamed of being a designer and showing his passion for design to the world.  In 2017 this dream was realized with the unveiling of the Seattle- based Fashion House Rossario George Fashion. Rossario George specializes in creating beautiful clothing, shoes and more for today’s woman and although the brand has been in business for a short period of time, RG continues to gain the attention of the world-wide community. Including being featured in several national and international publications such as Cliché Magazine, Gladys Magazine and British Vogue. What do you do and why do you do it?   Rossario George is growing lifestyle brand that sells clothing, shoes, home accessories and beauty. The brand is a labor of love. It allows me to tap

Venisha Arnold of Persistence Is Key Organization

Venisha Arnold is an attorney in Houston, Texas. Her professional background includes work in law, media and public policy. Prior to starting her legal career Venisha who also has a journalism degree has worked for media companies such as ESPN, Fox Sports Net, CBS Radio, ABC 13 and franchises in the NBA and NFL. What do you do and why do you do it? I am the founder of Persistence is The Key! A Nonprofit Organization. As for my occupation, I am an attorney. How does what you do benefit others?   Well. Persistence is The Key is an education-focused nonprofit. Our goal is to assist the next generation in obtaining their educational goals. Recently we kicked off our laptop giveaway. Describe your career journey and how it led you to where you are now. Well. When I graduated high school I planned on becoming a medical doctor concentrating on sports medicine and my first semester in college after meeting with the pre-med advisor and reviewing the pre-med required course