To provide minority entrepreneurs opportunities of connecting with fellow business owners, potential clients, mentors, and business contacts, all of whom will help take their business to the next level.
Vandana Walia is one of the most regarded “Event Architects” in the Chicagoland area. She began her career in event planning more than 17 years ago and since then has planned Corporate , Social and Not For Profit events and celebrations all over the world.
She has successfully grown the Vchilli brand to be recognized as an expert in not only events but marketing, curating spaces for events, designing events and creating customized food experiences, specializing in not-for-profit events, and was one of the first to bring South Asain culture to the mainstream in Chicago.
On a personal note… I'm a driven, loyal and easygoing individual with a curiosity that has only benefited me throughout my life. I strive to create balance at home and in the office. I've been described as having very keen left and right brain abilities. So I enjoy working in detail, but only with a strong sense of a bird's-eye perspective to compliment.
My personal and business passions often overlap.I love travel, photography and I'm delighted to call so many of my clients "friends" as well.
Your business becomes my business when trying to get you in the right direction. Whatever business you are in and need merchant services, I can help you. We help existing and new business set up their merchant services and cost savings on existing merchants. We understand the need to keep your business rolling.
Hello. I look forward to meeting you in person, but for now ... my name is David. I am a portrait photographer and owner of Chicago High-End Headshots by David McNaney Photography. My studio is located in Rolling Meadows. On the family front, I have five sisters, two daughters, a dog (female), and a wife I cannot live without; no brothers nor sons. I would not have it any other way.
I have been working in the finance industry for over 15 years. I am an honest, dedicated, and passionate Mortgage Loan Officer. It’s my mission to help everyone live in a home they love. I pride myself on providing exceptional service to everyone, ensuring the loan is completed and closed in a timely manner. When I am not working with my clients, I enjoy cooking and spending time with family. I have three children (2 boys and 1 girl) and we are huge Chicago sports fans!
I was born and raised in Elgin. I married my elementary school sweetheart and moved to Southern California where he had two children. A decade later, I returned to Elgin and was hired as Hispanic Outreach for the City of Elgin. Afterwards, I started my own photography business, worked as the Drug Free Communities Coordinator for the Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Elgin and am currently the President of Midwest IT Pros. I earned a J.D., B.S.L. and B.A. (theology/Greek). I've been involved in nearly 4 dozen local nonprofits and have served in various roles such as founder, officer, director, general member and almunus. My most recent nonprofit involvement was President of the Elgin Hispanic Network. I love reading and have a personal library of over 1,000 books. My passion for photography keeps me busy with side jobs and creative personal projects. My two favorite directors are Mel Brooks and Stanley Kubrick.