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Chicago Chapter - Grit! Pivot! Resilience!: How Chicago Dames are Making It Work in the COVID Era

Grit! Pivot! Resilience!: How Chicago Dames are Making It Work in the COVID Era. . Let us share with you some of our challenges, stories, and solutions to not just Covid related issues but small business challenges in general. Fee: $5.00

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Chicago Chapter - Grit! Pivot! Resilience!: How Chicago Dames are Making It Work in the COVID Era

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Mar 16, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

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About the Event

If you were lucky enough to attend the LEDI conference, you heard an inspirational keynote speaker, Dr. Emily Williams Knight, give a presentation titled "GRIT, Why It Matters Now More Than Ever". This theme certainly resonates among our chapter members as so many small business owners have had to up their Grit allotment during these trying times. Let us share with you some of our challenges, stories, and solutions to not just Covid related issues but small business challenges in general. We hope you may take something away you can use, and we would love to have you share your own creative solutions in the Q and A segment of our panel presentation. Our Moderator will be Nancy Brussat Barocci, past president LDEI, Chicago Dame of Distinction recipient, and owner of the over 40 year old establishment Convito Café & Market on Chicago's North Shore. Our panel will be made up of these Chicago Dames; Candace Barocci Warner - Co-owner and partner of award winning food & wine market and restaurant in Wilmette, IL- Convito Cafe & Market - in charge of operations, financial and business. Nina Barrett - A two-time James Beard Award-winning former food reporter, Dame Nina Barrett is also the founder and owner of Bookends & Beginnings, a general-interest independent bookstore in Evanston, IL with a specialty in cookbooks and food writing. Barbara Glunz Donovan - Chicago Dame of Distinction recipient. Proprietor of The House of Glunz, at over 130 years old, the oldest wine shop still owned by the same family in Chicago - and the entire United States. The House of Glunz has been recognized by Chicago Magazine as the Best Wine Shop in Chicago. Laura Gregory - A Summa Cum Laude Graduate from Lake Forest College, Laura is the store director for Heinen's Grocery Store. She is a seasoned veteran in the grocery business with over 45 years experience leading teams of up to 100 associates. Deborah Lesley-Rivera - Owner Ambrosia Euro American Patisserie, family owned and operated for 33 years. Named one of Chicago's best patisseries by Better Magazine and recommended by CBS news for the best macaroons in the city of Chicago!

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