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Mike Salvatore

Heritage Bicycles

We are the owners of Heritage Bicycles, a bicycle and coffee shop in Chicago. Everything we do is centered around this sense of community, right down to our manufacturing. Heritage bikes are designed, welded (by hand, out of American steel), and assembled right here in the city of Chicago. Plus, almost every bike is entirely unique, as Heritage focuses on full customization.

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Anna Hovet

Fashion Designer

Anna Hovet Designs was founded in 2009 by designer, Anna Hovet. Born and raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Anna moved to Chicago and earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. After graduating, she was hired by Kids Headquarters where she designed layette for Ecko, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, and Target. Due to the economy, Anna was laid off from her job and started her own company in January 2009.

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Revae Schneider

Founder of Femme du Coupe

Revae Schneider started with a background in fashion and personal styling but found her place behind the bar at Gilt Bar and eventually Union Sushi + Barbeque.

Revae founded Femme du Coupe, an interactive mixology company, in 2011. It is named after the iconic champagne glassware that was styled in the form of Marie Antoinette’s breast. Revae has been featured in such publications as Elle and Cosmo Magazines, The Chicago Tribune, and The Everygirl.

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Katie Sommerville

Personal Trainer

Katie Sommerville is a manager with LifeStart Wellness Network and a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. She found her love for exercise through dance classes growing up and her favorite class to teach is WERQ (dance fitness). She studied exercise science at Western Michigan University and has been in the fitness industry for 6 years. Katie loves to help inspire others to live healthier happier lives.

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Permanent Records

Record Store

Permanent Records is a Chicago based record store.

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Shannon Foltz

Hair Stylist and Beauty Enthusiast

I am originally from Wisconsin, but have been a hair stylist for the last 7 years in Tampa and most recently, Chicago. I love my job and I love making people feel fabulous about themselves!

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Bunny and Brandy

Chicago Brunch Bloggers

Chicago’s foremost brunch experts and writers of Bunny and Brandy’s Brunchtime Blog, brunching around the Windy City since 2010.

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Heather Kendall

Founder of Chicago Museum Blog

For the last six years, Heather has been a part of the greater museum community in Ohio and Chicago, creating an extensive chronicle with the best of the Chicago museums' permanent collections and traveling exhibits to bring you a blog abounding with information for lovers of museums, art, culture, and interesting tidbits of Chicago.

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Dark Matter Coffee

Coffee Expert

This Chicago transplant currently leads the cultural bombardment wing of Dark Matter Coffee as the Minister of Propaganda. A former musician/DJ who takes his vinyl addiction seriously, Kyle is an avid cook and bourbon consumer who will out-cheat anyone in the game of Euchre.

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Shelley Miller


Penning darkly soulful songs, sung with lived-to-tell conviction, Chicago songstress Shelley Miller straddles the lines between rock and folk, darkness and light. An award-winning songwriter with four solo albums to her credit, she now fronts the indie-rock band Shelley Miller and the BCC. Her music blends the raw immediacy of artists like PJ Harvey and Gillian Welch with the left-of-center noise of bands like Radiohead and the Pixies.

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Sian Mei Yeoh

a foodie. sometimes a travelling foodie

• foodie • caffeine enthusiast • wishful traveler • polaroid love • avid instragram-er • considers chicago as her second home • writer of food & travel blog, citylights by sians •

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Kelly Scanlon

Personal Trainer and Food Writer

Hi! My name is Kelly Scanlon and I am here to guide you into a healthy gluten free lifestyle. Kelly’s website will provide recipes, products, and she shows how to make a seamless transition to a fun filled gluten free diet as well as becoming a fitness nut like herself!

Kelly is a certified personal trainer and holds a Bachelors Degree in Sport Management.

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Jonathan Porter

Founder of Chicago Pizza Tours

Jonathan left a sales job and founded Chicago Pizza Tours in 2010. After taking tens of thousands of guests out for slices of pizza, he also co-founded the Chicago Prohibition Tour with Jonathan Knotek. His focus is on smaller niche tours that offer a more personal experience in order to show off authentic Chicago culture.

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Linda and Alex

Vegan Bloggers

We are a mother/daughter vegan duo who love to eat healthy, run, play tennis, do yoga, and work out, and care for animals. Come and join us on our fun and crazy journey to live active, plant based lives.

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