Do you know who manages the day-to-day operations that support our 150,000 citizens and city staff of more than 900 employees of the City of Naperville?
Yoko Ono once said, “Art is my life, and my life is art.” The same could be said for Debbie Venezia. She is passionate about the arts for our residents.
By Ashley South “Lucy Westlake, of Naperville, IL, the youngest American woman ever to summit Mount Everest!” This headline ran…
Renowned for his ability to coax out interesting stories, Arthur Zards, the mind behind TEDx Naperville, is a TED talk personified!
Nicki Anderson embodies this issue. She is a woman empowered. Nicki tells us her empowerment is from being stuck in her toddler brain of being chronically curious and listening to herself. “When your intuition kicks in and you have people telling you not to go down an unknown path, trust yourself to go forward and own your success. Embrace the curiosity!” Nicki’s curiosity has taken her down many different paths: she has been a stay-at-home mom, a business owner, the Chamber of Commerce CEO, a published writer, and currently, a university program director.
Dr. Cathy Subber describes herself as a woman who strives to create a better version of herself at every opportunity. Despite challenges and new situations, Cathy embraces what the world puts in front of her and turns it into something that could help someone else. “The core of who I am is a person who takes in the world in a way where I will never stop looking for love, gratitude, and abundance no matter what happens.” This outlook, coupled with her seemingly endless drive, power The Branch Moms Community.
Dana Davenport — lawyer, mom, philanthropist, social butterfly, television host. We met with her in her home office. The scene was slightly chaotic: kids running around, Dana preparing dinner, friends stopping by to drop off promised things. Without missing a beat, Dana managed to handle everything around her and responded eloquently to our questions. We were quick to learn about her ability to handle anything and everything!
Created, owned, and operated by local mom Dani Spangler, Tinker boutique provides the Naperville community with a truly unique place to shop for children’s clothing, books, accessories, and toys for infants through eight-years-old.
Meet the Bailey Family—Sabrina, Jeff, and their two daughters, Elsie and Jessie. The Baileys moved to Naperville in 2015 from Seattle, Washington when Sabrina took a new job in Chicago for Northern Trust Asset Management. Sabrina is currently the Global Head of the Wealth, Data & Analytics Division at the London Stock Exchange Group. Sabrina has a successful background in helping businesses and start-ups grow.
Megan Drane of Firefly Nights Photography, M&L’s cover photographer, has never lacked in creativity. She has been a storyteller for as long as she can remember. She would say that she lives in a world of dreams, constantly daydreaming and having movies play out in her head.