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Perspectives On: Going Global on a Shoestring – a 4 part series

  It’s difficult to talk much about today’s economy without considering globalization. No industry is more affected than technology. By now we’ve read dozens of stories about Apple developing products in the US while building them in China and selling them in virtually every county. Articles that suggested that even startups need to consider going […]

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Take Back Your LIFE: From Burnout to True Balance

Do you feel like, with all life’s obligations, demands, and responsibilities, that you’ve lost your SELF? Have the needs of others taken over your life – leaving nothing left over for your own joy and purpose? Melissa Heisler, our guest on this week’s On Purpose radio show, say’s that “It does not have to be […]

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Nora Bethman

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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Wellness versus Illness – Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day on The Empowerment Show

Back in the day, Oriental doctors were only paid when their patients were well.  Individuals would come to the doctor on a regular schedule to receive acupuncture and herbs to help them maintain their health.  If they fell ill, the doctor would then work for free until the patient was well again. What a different […]

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From the Ashes

“From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring For those who know me, they know my story of a physically illness being the catalyst to my path […]

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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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Marie Lazzara

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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No Time for Tears

No Time for Tears: Moving forward from the pain of abuse

On The Empowerment Show I like to keep the stories positive and helpful.  But life is not always positive.  Many of us have suffered amazing amounts of pain, suffering and abuse.  That is unfortunately Stacey Giovanni’s story. Stacey is the survivor of childhood abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence.  At a tender age of 15 […]

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The Mighty Mind with Joanne Telser-Frère & Rae Luskin, artist and author

The Mighty Mind Free Your Genius Within To be re-aired on October 4,2013 Click here to listen to The Mighty Mind Are You The Creative Type? Have you ever thought about creativity? What is a creative thinker? Do you have to be an artist to be creative?  Or maybe you are one of those people […]

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The Journey of YES

Are you seeking the next, more true and passionate, direction for work and life? Something that’s a powerful “Yes” – both internally and out in the world?  Or, Do you have a clear purpose but struggle with how to communicate so that others will join you in a clear “Yes”? Join us for an inspiring […]

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Marie Lazzara

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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Joie Gharrity

Personal Branding

This week I had the honor of working with a local networking group.  Together we uncovered the group’s personal brand.  There are so many networking groups out there, this group wanted to stand out.  They wanted to really promote what made them special.  The key to finding what made them special was getting to the […]

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Marie Lazzara

“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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Melissa Heisler, Empowerment Coach

Financial Self-Care

Women are known for taking care of others.  Our biology is based on bringing others into the world and nurturing them.  There is such a blessing to that experience.  Whether it is our own children or raising a child for another, it is an amazing experience and responsibility to care for another.  However the frequent […]

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From the Garage to the NYSE in 10 Years Flat – Starting a Software Company. A 4 part series

Click here for show times Millions of new companies are started every year all over the globe. Most of these companies are local service providers trying to build a platform for feeding the owner and her family. None of these companies will make it to the New York Stock Exchange and they may live “happily […]

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Marie Lazzara

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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50 Dates in 50 States: One Woman’s Journey to Positive Change

Are you looking for a new path? For new and lasting love? Or a whole new chapter – with work & life that express who you really are NOW? Then join us Thursday, September 12th at Noon Central, for an inspiring interview with Melanie Brocklehurst, coach and the author of, 50 Dates in 50 States: One Woman’s […]

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The Power of Education for Environmental Projects with Nancy Pearlman on The Empowerment Show

My first conscious memory that we had a responsibility to the environment was in the form of two public service announcements.  The first was a Native American crying by the side of the highway telling me not to litter.  The other was Smokey the Bear telling me that, “Only you can prevent forest fires.”  Obviously […]

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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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The Mighty Mind with Joanne Telser-Frère and Deane Alban

Free Your Genius Within Click  here to listen to The Mighty Mind with Joanne Telser-Frère and Deane Alban Learn more about your brain and how you can stay sharp without memory pills! Our guest this week is Deane Alban, one of the brains behind the fascinating website bebrainfit.com and author of a great new book, […]

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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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Marie Lazzara

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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Tending to Love

Are you feeling stuck when it comes to love? Do you yearn for greater intimacy – whether you are currently in a relationship or not? If you’ve said, YES to either of these questions, then you will be inspired by our stimulating and insightful conversation with Judy Ford, author of Every Day Love:  the Delicate […]

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Kimberly Burnham

Importance of Sustainable Food

“There are roughly the same number of Americans who are obese as those who don’t know where their next meal will come from.”  Kimberly Burnham said that and it blew my mind. Obesity is the result of a wealthy culture who can indulge in opulent meals.  But the United States’ obesity problem is also the […]

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