Tag Archives: small business

Garden Stakes at Green Edens

As I was making bud vase stakes, I also had another venue in mind. I met mother-daughter team Amy and Heather at a local networking event, and learned that they ave a store front up in Evanston’s West Village. Green Edens Horticultural Services is a professional garden design and landscaping company owned and operated by women. […]

Inspirational Women at Blue Buddha Boutique

At last week’s pop-up opening we had a lovely tour of the Blue Buddha Boutique facility and got to meet some fabulous entrepreneurial ladies. Rebeca Mojica started making chain maille jewelry 12 years ago when she saw a cool belt that she wanted to recreate. She purchased 1000 jump rings that turned out to be […]

Join Our Treat Yourself Meet & Munch

Guess what? The Network of Entrepreneurial Women is back! With the unpredictable winter weather we decided to take a hiatus since long commutes are no fun. But now that spring has sprung and birds are chirping we are ready to connect with women business owners throughout the Chicagoland Suburbs. Our next event is coming up […]

Sipping Tea at Peaceful Parlour

Before Thanksgiving the Network of Entrepreneurial Women gathered in Geneva for a lovely afternoon of chatting, tea-sipping and getting to know each other. Members from the neighborhood as well as Winfield, the O’Hare area, Elgin, St. Charles, Barrington, Hyde Park, Evanston and Downers Grove introduced their respective businesses. We sampled the delicious teas and chais […]

Charmed by books

Last week we celebrated Women’s History Month at the quaint Town House Books in St. Charles. It was a sunny day and we enjoyed a healthy lunch at the Town House Books Cafe, which was merged (from Al’s Cafe and Creamery) and attached to the building in 1996. The menu is in chapter format. Owner […]

Brainstorming at Aurora Rose

This week I picked the warmest and sunniest day to make my way to Aurora Rose Boutique in Lemont and freshen up my inventory (look for the earring and pendant sets next time you’re there). It was nice to come out of hibernation and be inspired by the creativity of the other 40+ vendors who […]

Warming up with Tea in Geneva

“We each have gifts and we should explore them.” ~ Flying for Hope Last week a few fired up ladies braved the cold to warm up to tea, entrepreneurial inspiration, and some ecochic shopping at NEW’s Tea Women and Wellness event. Our energetic attendees included holistic wellness experts, charity founders, storefront managers and technological innovators. […]

deliciousness around the corner

Right before Thanksgiving we had a new pie and coffee shop open in Evanston.  On my first visit there hey didn’t offer pies by the slice yet, but their third month into the venture everything is operating smoothly and pies by the slice are abundant. Hoosier Mama Pie also offers mini-pies, which are going to […]

Shop unique. Shop local. Support artists and artisans.

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday. We have to face that Thanksgiving kicks off a commercial craze that is hard to ignore. While I am spending time in gratitude for my family, others are lining up at mega-stores to get the latest gadget at a discount price. What I personally don’t get is why […]