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Tomas Szklarski

Owner of Waggy Tails

Tomas Szklarski has spent most of his life working in Television/Film Production.  He learned how to think on his feet as well as how to stay cool when things don’t quite go as you planned, which is important when working with dogs.  A few years ago he decided he needed a change.  He created Waggy Tails with the ultimate goal to open a dog daycare facility in the area.  He enrolled in Catch Canine Trainers Academy to study dog training to learn all he can about dogs.  He is a certified PetTech instructor in Pet CPR, First Aid and Care.  He also volunteers with a local open intake shelter, his experiences from volunteering have helped to guide his mission to help dogs stay out of shelters.

Ann Marie Guenther

That Girl Organizes

Ann Marie Guenther, owner of That Girl Organizes is known as Naperville’s most organized woman and the face of Facebook! Ann Marie declares that clutter is unproductive and sucks the money out of your bank account as well as the time out of your day. That Girl Organizes keeps Chicagoland homes and businesses productive and peaceful. As a former teacher, she developed her own exclusive system to teach people how to organize according to their individual learning style. This system keeps their homes productive and organized, saving time and money. In addition to her organizing business, Ann Marie now trains other organizers on how to grow their businesses when she isn’t speaking at events, on podcasts, radio shows or writing articles. Look for her first book in 2019!

Shay Clarke

InterTrav Corp

Presenter of Blarney on the Air at WDCB, Owner of the Blarney Fine Irish Import Stores, General Manager at McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub and Celtic Road Warrior Chieftain Shay has now retired and returned to his passion for designing Group Tours to his beloved Ireland and his old favorite haunts in Europe and abroad. Shay works along with InterTrav Corp.in St. Charles to craft group tours for Musicians, Bands, Pubs and Restaurants, Churches and Families who want the great adventure and invites you to put your own group together.

Attorney William P. Boznos

Boznos Law Office

William P. Boznos is the founding attorney of Boznos Law. He brings a unique 360 degree perspective to its advice and advocacy. He has served as in house senior counsel for a Fortune 500 Company for over a decade. In addition, he has served as Director of Human Resources and Vice President of Human Resources for both privately held and large publicly held companies for years, including Harrah’s Casinos, the largest gaming operation in the world. This unique background gave him an unprecedented access to company CEO’s, human resources departments, and the corporate insight you need. He has represented both individuals and business owners.

William (Bill) is a highly respected attorney and speaker on employment law topics as well as other legal issues.

Ami Christianson

The One Salon & Bridal Company

In 1987 Ami received her cosmetology license from Capri Cosmetology Collage, she than began her career in Madison Wi. Where she specialized in hair and makeup for film & television. Several years later she opened Creating waves salon studios and Yellowstone day spa. Where she provided advanced skin care, body treatments, and waxing services. Moving forward she brought her advanced skills to Geneva IL in 1999 where she created “Designs by Mon Ami” her own private hair studio. In 2005 she expanded her business and staff opening “One Salon and Bridal Company in St. Charles.“ A full service salon offering organic hair coloring, hair extensions, facials , lash extensions ,waxing ,spray tanning, specializing in bridal hairstyling and air brush makeup. Ami realized the demand for Brides, and clients to have all the services they are looking for in ONE convenient location. Her salon styling team has won numerous awards including “The Knot Hall of Fame”, the best of “Wedding Wire”, and is Rated as A Top Wedding Vendor in the USA.

I love what I do “making people feel, and look beautiful”

Javier Villaneuva

The Wildflower Squad

I started off working for non-profits, then teaching at charter schools in marginalized communities throughout Chicago, Oakland, CA and Portland, Oregon. My passion for learning, teaching and history is undeniable, but I was struggling financially, so I began moonlighting as a bartender just to make ends meet, and unexpectedly fell madly in love with every aspect of the bar business.

The name, Wildflower Squad, represents all the people, and places that I hold dearest to my heart. My parents, Petra and Fidencio, and godmother, Teresa had tumultuous childhoods.

Their only escape from there abusive reality was to run through fields of wildflowers. I was blessed to have strong women and men in my life, and this is my way of saying thank you.

For my squad and I it is about so much more than making a great cocktail. It’s about memories, music, history and sharing those moments, ensuring you embrace the present, reflect on the past and securing a bright future.

Javier is the President/Historian for The Wildflower Squad which is Bartending Service for Private Events as well as offering consulting for Bar owners who can be reached at 1-630-809-7692 or by email at bookus@wildflowersquad.com.

Vanessa Kapus

The Local Moms

Meet Vanessa Kapus the owner of Aquaduct Plumbing Services and is also in the process of starting a new business venture currently in development. Besides running a successful business, Vanessa is a Mom of two smart, funny and handsome boys ages 7 and 4 who’s been married for 6 years to her husband and biggest supported, Jason Kapus.