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Imagination Changes EVERYTHING

Are you wanting to make a change for the better in work or life?

 Yet wonder if it’s realistic, if it’s too late, or possible? Join us for an energizing On Purpose Show interview with Patti Dobrowolski, author of DRAWING SOLUTIONS: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life. Patti is the founder of Up Your Creative Genius, […]

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Invitation to ReInvention!

Are you getting ready to Reinvent your work or some other central area of life? If so, there’s often more questions than answers… Where to begin? What’s the #1 way that people get stuck when attempting a big reinvention? And what’s essential for a fulfilling lifework reinvention? For this week’s On Purpose Show, rather than […]

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You Came Here to Grow: Tending Spirit & Community

Are you looking for ways to nourish your individual spiritual connection and to grow as a person? “I believe that a community of like-minded people create the best incubator for personal growth and transformation.” – Jessica Colp   This week’s On Purpose Show guest, Jessica Colp, is a Life Coach, Teacher, and Co-founder of Earth School.  […]

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FSSI UPDATE! CONTRACTORS ATTEND! Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative to Be Discussed At President’s Management Advisory Board Meeting December 19, 2013 at 3PM

On the “Federal Sales Sherpa Show” we have featured a topic called the “Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative” and our guest, Prof. Samuel Bornstein has spoken on its effects on the industry several times. Host of the show, Eileen Kent, urges her listeners to get involved. “Listeners of the show and anyone involved in GSA Schedule […]

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The Art of Placement: Change Your Energy, Change Your Life

Ready for change? What would you do if you had the chance to design your life - attract more money, feel more secure in your relationship or just be happy – would you take the first step? This week’s guest, Christine Conway, is a Life Design Expert who blends the art of Feng Shui and life coaching to help […]

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Make Money Doing What You Love

Know what you’re passionate about but don’t think you can make a living doing it? Or, are you nervous to really know your purpose because you worry it might not provide the income and life you desire? Join us Thursday, October 24th at 10am pacific time, for an inspiring interview with Nicola Grace. Listen in […]

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Nonprofits Share the Gift of Imagination through Books and Resources to those with Down Syndrome on “Community”

Our next guests share the joy of reading to children around the world and give children with Down Syndrome a place of their own to play and be themselves.   Marie and her guest co-host Tim Padgett will interview Seena Jacob, founder of Bookwallah, a Chicago-based nonprofit. Its mission is to collect and distribute children’s [...]

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Expert Gives Advice about Joining a 403 (b) Plan

by Nora Bethman CEBS, QKA, ERPA President of National Employee Benefit Services, Inc. As mentioned previously, a 403(b) plan is a type of group retirement plan specifically for employees of schools, hospitals, and certain not-for-profit organizations. After meeting the eligibility requirements to join, if any, an eligible employee joins the plan by electing to reduce [...]

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Nonprofits Present October Fundraisers

On “Community with Marie Lazzara,” I feature many nonprofits that do amazing things to make their communities better places for everyone. The way they survive is through donations, grants and corporate sponsors. They also have fundraisers that contribute to their programming. As host, I encourage my readers and listeners to check out these various fundraisers [...]

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Special Needs Nonprofits Encourage Their Clients to Excel

On “Community with Marie Lazzara,” Marie and her guest co-host Tim Padgett will interview two guests who work with people with disabilities. They will interview former NBA Player Bruce Flowers, Public Information Director for the Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association in Addison. We will also talk with CEO and Executive Director Abbie Weisberg from Keshet, [...]

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Prolific Networker and LLN Member Inspires Readers with her Story

It’s easy for some people to just live the life that has been handed to them. For others like Lillian Bjorseth, taking risks to create a successful life are well worth the outcomes. Bjorseth, a Linked Local Network West Suburban member, and two other contributors to the book “Overcoming Mediocrity: Stories from Dynamic Women Who [...]

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Community–Fighting Lupus and Cancer with Compassion

Lupus and cancer are debilitating diseases that rob people’s strengths. Nonprofit organizations such as the Lupus Foundation and Wellness House give hope, comfort and renewed strength those who carry the fight against lupus and cancer. Marie and a guest co-host will interview LLN Blog Talk Radio host Cam Lemmon and her involvement with the Lupus [...]

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“Community” Focuses on Nonprofits Helping Vets and Rocking Out for Worthy Causes

This edition of “Community with Marie Lazzara” will highlight on a  foundation working to get veterans back into the workplace and a local music band whose mission is to help local causes. Marie and her guest co-host Tim Padgett will interview Marvin T. Keeling, founder of the Keeling Family Foundation, a Hinsdale-based nonprofit committed to [...]

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Healthy Eating Can Be Fun for the Whole Family

Coaxing your kids to eat a variety of healthy foods seems like an insurmountable task for many families. The produce aisle is a haven for health conscious parents, but how does a mom or dad succeed with so many junk food choices on the grocery store shelves? Recently, Cora Weisenberger, Tim Padgett and I posed [...]

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The Peace Corner Presents Annual Fall Fundraiser Oct. 5

During the “Community” shows, we hear from people who are really trying to make a difference in the lives of people. The Peace Corner, a nonprofit operating in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, is one organization that is trying to provide hope and a future to many residents who don’t have life strategies or game plans. Too [...]

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Shriners Helping Children and Promoting the Arts Are the Next Topics on “Community with Marie Lazzara”

“Community with Marie Lazzara” focuses on how nonprofits and corporate partners can work together to make their communities better. This week’s show will feature Roz Long, founder of RGL Marketing for the Arts, a public relations/marketing firm which represents local nonprofit organizations and emerging artists. A longtime Elmhurst resident, she has produced events such as [...]

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“Community” Guests Educate People About Eating Healthy and the Plight of Hunger

By Marie Lazzara, host of “Community with Marie Lazzara” Encouraging people eat healthy is not that difficult to do unless you live in neighborhoods where there is no access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Last month, I had two “Community” guests “dish” about how they’re educating people to make meals with foods they may not [...]

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Children’s Advocacy Center Hosts Third Annual Block Party Sept. 8

The Children’s Advocacy Center of North & Northwest Cook County will host its Third Annual Block Party: Family Picnic and Rib and Chili Cook-Off  from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 on Station Street in Palatine near the Lamplighter Inn Tavern and Grille. Admission is free. Food tickets are $1. There will be [...]

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Community with Marie Lazzara Sept. 5 Show

On this show, Marie interviews people from the business and nonprofit sectors who work together to make their villages and towns better communities. This week, Marie and guest co-hosts Cora Weisenberger, LLN Food Columnist and Tim Padgett, President and CEO of Teer1 and founder and CEO of the public relations marketing firm The Pepper Group, will [...]

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Community with Marie Lazzara Aug. 29 show

On this show, Marie interviews people from the business and nonprofit sectors who work together to make their villages and towns better communities. This week, Marie and a guest co-host will welcome representatives from The Peace Corner Youth Center in Chicago. The center’s mission is to serve youth from Chicago’s Austin neighborhood by offering a safe [...]

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Community with Marie Lazzara Aug. 22 show

On this show, Marie and a guest co-host interview people from the business and nonprofit sectors who work together to make their villages and towns better communities. This week, Marie and co-host Ivor Kellock, host of LLN’s Blog Talk Radio show, “Ace Perspectives,” will interview Bryce Word, Special Projects Manager of Marketing and Communications for The [...]

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Linked Local Network Presents Evening Networking Event Aug. 21

With daytime networking events on every month, Linked Local Network is adding on a free monthly evening opportunity to those who are working or have busy morning schedules. Join Linked Local Network as it holds its first “Evening Connectors” which will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 at Drink, 871 E. [...]

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Nonprofit Resale Store Collects Clothes for a Cause

Cleaning your closet has a lot of rewards. First, it gives you a very roomy and neat closet. Come on, who wouldn’t like that? Second, unused clothes can help others here and outside the United States. How is that possible, you may ask? Annie Farrell, co-founder of Annie’s Resale for the World in Rolling Meadows, [...]

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Community with Marie Lazzara Aug. 15 Show

On this show, Marie interviews people from the business and nonprofit sectors who work together to make their villages and towns better communities. This week, Marie and co-host Ivor Kellock, host of LLN’s Blog Talk Radio show, “Ace Perspectives,” will interview Lubna Saleh, AmeriCorps volunteer who works at the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Paul Morello, [...]

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Color Blast 5K Run/Walk Still Welcomes Last-Minute Participants

Participants still have time to join in on the fun at the Color Blast 5K Run/Walk scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 in downtown Arlington Heights. The course includes four designated “color zones” where runners will be doused with brightly colored cornstarch. The end result being a tie-dyed finish line celebration. Clearbrook, an Arlington [...]

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Community with Marie Lazzara Aug. 8 Show

On this show, Marie interviews people from the business and nonprofit sectors as well as others who involve themselves in unique contributions to their communities. This week, Marie and co-host Ivor Kellock will interview Timothy J. Caruso, president and co-founder of The Kids Equipment Network, a nonprofit which provides medical equipment for children with special needs [...]

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Not For Profit Band Holds Fundraiser for Family Aug. 3

The Not For Profit Band will be having the Gloria Garcia Helping Hands Fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Cubby Bear North,  21661 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Lincolnshire. There is a $10 cover charge at the door. The event offers food, drinks, a live auction and signed sports items. [...]

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