Member Business Directory


The Motion Agency 

https://agencyinmotion.comMember Name: McCarthy, Carol The Motion agency is a full service agency that helps clients, in many business verticals (healthcare, retail, non-profits) develop and build their brand. We provide market research and brand strategy, campaign...


https://www.periscope.comMember Name: Bucci-Hulings, Cari WOC OwnedMpls-based ad and marketing firm; print, social, design, etc 

Spark Foundry Name: Franklin, Esther (ET) (President, Global Strategy & Cultural Fluency) WOC OwnedSpark Foundry brings the “HEAT” to brands: Higher Engagement, Affinity, and Transactions. Large enterprise (2,000 people).  

JWinnecke Advisors LLC 

https://jwinnecke.comMember Name: Winnecke, Joycelyn Helps businesses with communications, marketing, and strategy; small business.



https://www.kooarchitecture.comMember Name: Koo, Jackie WOC OwnedKOO is a full-service Architecture, Interior Design and Planning firm based in Chicago. We craft buildings and interior environments with a particular focus on art and materiality to tell a visual...

Landon Bone Baker Architects 

https://www.landonbonebaker.comMember Name: Baker, Catherine Community-based architecture firm doing mixed residential, institutional, cultural, and further projects; small business (under 50 employees) 

Ross Barney Architects Name: Ross Barney, Carol (President) Founded in 1981 by Carol Ross Barney, Ross Barney Architects approaches each project holistically, to discover unique solutions that result in “iconic and transformative” work. 

Studio Gang

https://studiogang.comMember Name: Gang, Jeanne Founded and led by TCN Member Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang is an architecture and urban design practice headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Paris. Mid-sized: 100+ employees.

UrbanWorks, Ltd 

https://www.urbanworksarchitecture.comMember Name: Saldana Natke, Patricia WOC OwnedUrbanWorks is an internationally recognized Chicago architectural, planning, and interiors firm committed to producing award winning socially and environmentally responsible designs...

Art Services

Chicago Humanities Festival 

https://www.chicagohumanities.orgMember Name: Cuddy, Alison The Chicago Humanities Festival connects people to the ideas that shape and define us, and promotes the lifelong exploration of what it means to be human. Over the past several years, we have grown from a...

Hindman Auctioneers Name: Hindman, Leslie (Co-Director) WOC Owned“Hindman is recognized internationally as a leading fine art auction house. With an unyielding focus on client service, Hindman offers holistic solutions to connect clients in local US...

Springboard Arts 

springboardarts.comMember Name: Van Eekeren, Donna Springboard Arts is an art gallery located at 1910 W. North Avenue whose goal is to give unrepresented artists the opportunity to sell their work.

The Conservation Center 

http://www.theconservationcenter.comMember Name: Becker, Heather National art preservation firm and lab, "Our conservators are expertly trained in the treatment of paintings, works of art on paper, photographs, textiles, murals, antique and fine furniture, rare books,...

Business Services

Bronner Group, LLC 

http://www.bronnergroup.comMember Name: Bronner, Gila Their mission is optimizing the business of government through a group of executive coaches, change managers, consensus builders and capacity boosters; serving public sector; small business.

CTS Impact Name: Scott, Julie CTS Impact is a hands-on business consulting firm focused on delivering practical solutions to complex business issues in the areas of Finance, IT and Human Resources.

Eagle Vista Partners 

https://www.eaglevistapartners.comMember Name: Desmond, Laura Eagle Vista Partners is a strategic advisory and consulting firm focused on business transformation and strategic planning in the digital era of marketing and media. We work with CEOs and their leadership...

LYLA Name: McVicker, Marsha LYLA, formerly Errand Solutions, is an industry leading personal assistant solution. LYLA provides you with a support system that allows your employees to succeed inside and outside the workplace. For over 20 years...

Illinois Venture Capital Association 

https://www.illinoisvc.orgMember Name: O'Hara, Maura funds that invest private dollars into private companies on behalf of institutional investors including: endowments, foundations, pension funds, insurance companies, and banks."" 

Skills for Chicagoland’s Future 

https://www.skillsforchicagolandsfuture.comMember Name: Lynch, Marie Trzupek Skills for Chicagoland’s Future (Skills) is a public-private partnership working to match businesses that have current, unmet hiring needs with qualified, unemployed and underemployed job...

The Northridge Group, Inc. 

https://www.northridgegroup.comMember Name: Fauerbach, Therese Business management consulting firm that leverages advanced data analytics to help clients uncover revenue and cost savings opportunities, streamline processes and enhance the end-to-end customer...

Forward Space 

https://www.forwardspace.comMember Name: Niemann, Jenny An authorized steelcase dealer that offers workspace consultation/planning, procurement, delivery, installation and on-going maintenance in Milwaukee and Chicago  

Civil Engineering

R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc. 

https://rmchin.comMember Name: Chin, Eileen WOC Ownedprovides expert Owner's Representation, Program/Project, and Construction Management services for leading public and private entities in the transportation, aviation, and building sectors.  

SPAAN Tech, Inc. 

https://www.spaantech.comMember Name: Shah, Smita WOC OwnedEngineering and consultant management firm, SPAAN Tech provides and implements sustainable solutions in transportation, aviation, water, energy, and technology; mid-size 

Ardmore Roderick 

http://www.ardmoreroderick.comMember Name: Thomas, Cherryl WOC OwnedEngineering firm dedicated to enhancing our client’s business by providing professional engineering design, construction and program management services through strong leadership, hands-on involvement...



https://www.teamwerks.comMember Name: Chung, Alison WOC OwnedComputer forensics and cyber security.


Cotter Consulting, Inc. 

https://www.cotterconsulting.comMember Name: Edwards-Cotter, Anne Cotter Consulting, Inc. enhances lives by improving environments by providing project and construction management services for capital projects. We become a partner with our client to lead a team of...

Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. 

https://stevensoncrane.comMember Name: Stevenson, DonnaMaterial handling, fork lifts, cranes, aerial work platforms, unique and specialized lifting equipment, (all offered for sale or rental) - equipment repairs, equipment parts, rigging services including machinery...

Trice Construction Company 

http://www.triceconstruction.comMember Name: Hickman, Stephanie WOC Owneda leading commercial concrete construction firm with specific expertise in the utility and energy industries; small 

Bigane Paving Company 

https://biganepaving.comMember Name: Bigane Wilson, Anne Family Owned Commercial/Municipal Paving Co with “green” asphalt options available.

Corporate Directorship

Mandala Global Advisors Name: Dutra, Ana (CEO) WOC OwnedMandala Global Advisors advise clients to solve global and local problems “by providing strategic, industry and geography-focused expertise” and advising “Boards, CEO's and their...


KDM Engineering 

http://kdmengineering.comMember Name: Moore, Kimberly WOC OwnedKDM Engineering is a professional engineering firm focusing on power distribution design, gas distribution and telecommunications design. Headquartered in Chicago, the firm also has branch offices on the...

Primera Engineers 

https://primeraeng.comMember Name: Inman, Erin Primera is a full-service engineering design and consulting firm: buildings, transportation, and utilities; mid-size  

Financial Services


www.tastytrade.comwww.tastyworks.comMember Name: Ross, Kristi (Co-CEO and President) tastytrade was founded in 2011 with a mission to empower the self-directed investor through free, engaging, educational content...making finance fun and actionable. tastytrade...

Food Manufacturer

Hickory Farms, LLC Name: Pearse, Diane (President and CEO) Hickory Farms is an American food gift retailer that focuses on connecting people and enriching family holiday celebrations by...


American College of Healthcare Executives 

https://www.ache.orgMember Name: Bowen, Deborah For over 85 years, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) has focused on one mission—advancing leaders and the field of healthcare leadership excellence. We are the professional home to more than 48,000...

Friend Health Name: Bachus, Verneda (CEO) WOC Owned“From its launch in 1997 to its present network of community health centers, Friend Health has provided primary health care services to the vulnerable and medically underserved populations in a manner...

Health Hippo 

www.thehealthhippo.comMember Name: Kenworthy, Catherine (Founder and President) WOC OwnedHealth Hippo is a subscription-based website that gives you, the consumer, scored and rated information so that, in 10 minutes or less, you have the lay of the land for specific...

RareiTi, Inc. Name: Johnson, Lisa (Chief Financial Officer) founded by women.  RareiTi is a Managed Access company combining a breadth of global experience, cutting edge technologies and analytics that deliver better outcomes to patients, healthcare...


Gray Matter 

https://www.graymatteranalytics.comMember Name: Talton, Sheila WOC OwnedWe build specialized data strategies and advanced analytics capabilities for healthcare enterprises looking to excel in the digital economy.  

Hospitality/Food Services

Prairie Grass LLC Name: Stegner Nambiar, Sarah (Co-Chef and Owner) Prairie Grass Cafe is a cafe and grocery store in Northbrook, Illinois founded by chefs Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris. Prairie Grass Café offers curbside “to go”, as well as a...

Vermilion Restaurant Name: Dey, Rohini (Founder and Owner) WOC Owned“A contemporary global melding of indian & latin american cuisines.” Small enterprise (27 people). 

Robinson Hill, Inc. Name: Robinson-Evans, Dee (President and CEO) WOC OwnedLocated in various airports, Robinson Hill provides food and services to busy travelers. Medium-sized enterprise (51 to 200 people).  

Brindille, Kostali  Aka Kostali by Naha Name: Nahabedian, Carrie (Executive chef and Co-owner) Kostali is a restaurant that boasts an environment that is “Relaxing, carefree and casually elegant, Kostali offers a transportive coastal experience in the heart of Chicago....

Investment Management

Altair Advisers Name: Kohmescher, Rebekah (CEO and Managing Director) Altair Advisers is an independent wealth advisory firm providing investment management, financial planning and client education services. We counsel a select group of individuals,...

Ariel Investments, LLC Name: Hobson, Mellody (Co-CEO and President) WOC OwnedAriel Investments cites a “patient investment policy” that uses “the market's short-term focus to uncover mispriced companies whose true value will be realized over time.” -...

Russell Investments Name: Seitz, Michelle (CEO) “a leading global investment solutions partner, dedicated to improving people's financial security.” - the website. Services institutions, financial advisors, and individual investors. Large...




Cabrini Green Legal Aid Name: Franco-Payne, Esther (Executive Director) WOC OwnedAccording to the Cabrini Green Legal Aid website, “our mission is to seek justice and mercy for those living in poverty by providing legal services that strengthen individual lives,...

Koya Law LLC and Documentation Traker LLC Name: Koya, Devi (Owner) WOC Owned“Koya Law LLC® is a boutique law firm representing trading and investment firms in the negotiation, evaluation, and documentation of complex trading and financing arrangements.” - the website. Micro...

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP Name: Holmes, Patricia (Partner) WOC OwnedRiley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP (RSHC) is a service-oriented and technologically sophisticated midsize national law firm of litigators, trial lawyers, and transactional attorneys. Clients are...

The Bellows Law Group 

www.bellowslawgroup.comMember Name: Bellows, Laurel WOC OwnedThe Bellows Law Group, P.C. provides transactional, counseling, and business litigation services to entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses. Laurel Bellows, former President of the American Bar...

Legal Services

Cabrini Green Legal Aid 

https://www.cgla.netMember Name: Tate, Alysia WOC Ownedsupporting low-income individuals negatively impacted by the criminal justice system. Our goal is to ensure that people move beyond these barriers to achieve positive outcomes and lead successful lives.


Cedar Concepts Corporation Name: Boasmond, Linda (President) WOC Owned“Cedar Concepts is a chemical manufacturer of surfactants, lubricants, and chemical intermediates.” - the website Small enterprise (25 people). 

Sipi Metals Corp. Name: Cameron, Marion (President and CEO) “Sipi produces, refines, and recycles the world’s most valuable assets, unlocking new sources of value for customers through safe, secure, and sustainable practices.” Medium-sized enterprise...

J.C. Schultz Enterprises, Inc. 

NAMember Name: Christiansen, Janice (President and CEO) J.C. Schultz Enterprises, Inc. is located in Batavia, IL and is part of the Textile Manufacturing Industry. J.C. Schultz manufacturer flags and banners. 

Jelmar LLC Name: Gutterman, Alison (CEO) Jelmar LLC manufactures a wide range of household cleaning products including CLR and Tarn-X brands of cleaners. 


Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University 

https://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.eduMember Name: Corrin, Lisa The Block is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative teaching and learning resource for Northwestern and its surrounding communities, featuring a global exhibition program that crosses time periods and...

Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 

https://naturemuseum.orgMember Name: Lahey, Deborah The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is a natural history museum located in Chicago, Illinois and is operated by the Chicago Academy of Sciences. The museum traces its history to the founding of the Academy in 1857.

Chicago Children’s Museum 

https://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.orgMember Name: Farrington, Jennifer Chicago Children’s Museum’s mission is to improve children’s lives by creating a community where play and learning connect.   

DuSable Museum of African American History 

https://www.dusablemuseum.orgMember Name: Irmer, Perri WOC OwnedA Smithsonian affiliate that works to promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions, and experiences of African Americans through exhibits, programs, and activities...

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center 

https://www.ilholocaustmuseum.orgMember Name: Abrams, Susan The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference.  

John G. Shedd Aquarium 

https://www.sheddaquarium.orgMember Name: Coughlin, Bridget Indoor public aquarium with over 32,000 animals  

Adler Planetarium Name: Larson, Michelle The museum typically hosts more than half a million visitors each year to explore the wonders of the universe on day-trips or through private events in one of our captivating event spaces....

Art Institute of Chicago 

https://www.artic.eduMember Name: Guernsey, Sarah The Art Institute of Chicago shares its singular collections with our city and the world. We collect, care for, and interpret works of art across time, cultures, geographies, and identities, centering the vision of...

Chicago Botanic Garden 

https://www.chicagobotanic.orgMember Name: Franczyk, Jean The Chicago Botanic Garden opened more than 45 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. Visitors relax and...

Natural Resources


https://www.lanzatech.comMember Name: Holmgren, Jennifer Carbon recycling: LanzaTech is turning our global carbon crisis into a feedstock opportunity with the potential to displace 30% of crude oil use today and reduce global CO2 emissions by 10%. By recycling carbon...


Purpose Brand Name: Primo, Diane (Founder and CEO) WOC OwnedPurpose Brand helps companies, brands, and organizations communicate their purpose and values through the unique skills of Purpose Brand’s communication experts.  

Professional Services & Associations

Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants Name: Greenbaum, Karen (president and CEO) AESC is a leader in the profession of executive search and leadership consultation. AESC “Members leverage their access and expertise to find, place and develop more than 100,000 executives each...


Caroline Rose, Inc. Name: Becker Joss, Caroline (Owner & Creative Director) Caroline Rose is a luxury clothing brand, designed and manufactured in the U.S.A.

Venture Capital

Ceres Venture Fund, L.P. Name: Williamson, Donna &Wang, Sona (Co-founders and Managing Directors) WOC Owned“Ceres Venture Fund, L.P. is an established Chicago-based venture capital fund dedicated to funding high growth companies located in the Midwest in...

Impact Engine 

https://www.theimpactengine.comMember Name: Droste Yagan, Jessica Impact Engine is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in companies driving positive impact in economic empowerment, education, environmental sustainability, and health.  

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