The Impact of Mentorship With Vondale Singleton

Posted by TFOCB Studios on Sep 12, 2022 8:00:00 AM

“Every young person is born to win.” This is Vondale Singleton’s model for every situation in life. Vondale is the CEO of Champs Male Mentoring Program; his journey into mentorship stemming from losing his mother to drugs at only 29. Something he believes could be different, if only she had a mentor.

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Freight Farming With Mary Scala

Posted by TFOCB Studios on Sep 6, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Mary Scala’s heart has always been in the hospitality industry. She started working in restaurants at a young age, but amidst the pandemic, she lost her job like so many others. As Scala was trying to understand her next step in life, she spent a lot of sleepless nights researching future foods and food supply chains.

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Taste for the Homeless: Dr Michael Airhart

Posted by TFOCB Studios on Aug 9, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Growing up in the projects on the South Side, Dr Michael Airhart never let his circumstances weigh him down. Given the name “The Black MacGyver” by his friends and neighbors, Michael found a way to create, with whatever was available to him.

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LondonHouse GM: Juan Leyva

Posted by TFOCB Studios on Jul 27, 2022 8:00:00 AM

To say Juan Leyva has been on a journey would be an understatement. Like many immigrant stories, his family would travel undocumented from Mexico to Chicago, where he’d realize a destiny that awaited him. Though never imagining a life in hospitality, Juan is now in charge of one of the most prestigious hotels in Chicago: Oxford Hotels & Resorts - LondonHouse.

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CBS2 Chicago News Anchor Jim Williams

Posted by Stephanie Welter on Jul 5, 2022 8:00:00 AM


Jim Williams, co-anchor of CBS2 Chicago's 4 p.m. newscast, as well as host and  producer of "Stories to Tell,” joins Stephanie Welter to share his Chicagoan story. 

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Chicago Pride Parade '22

Posted by Alexis Rodriguez on Jun 27, 2022 8:00:00 AM

It is no secret that the pandemic had put a damper on so many favorite Chicago events the last few years, especially the annual Pride Parade. This year though, Pride Parade was back with a vengeance and she slayed.

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Taste of Randolph '22

Posted by Alexis Rodriguez on Jun 20, 2022 8:00:00 AM

It’s been over two years since Chicago’s West Loop has been able to celebrate the Taste of Randolph Street festival. For most, it has felt like an eternity. However, this past weekend, June 18-19, the festival was resurrected in time to celebrate its 25th anniversary and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect.

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Alicia Dale

Posted by TFOCB Studios on Jun 2, 2022 8:00:00 AM

A native Chicagoan, Alicia Dale loves her city and more importantly, the people in it. Choosing to live, work and volunteer in areas that weren’t always so popular to live near, she was and is inspired by change. A professional ghostwriter by trade, she shares her experiences of getting involved in her community to make a difference.

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Shamilya Woods

Posted by TFOCB Studios on May 17, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Shamilya Woods is an author, motivational speaker and the CEO of Candidly Speaking; all while being a full time Principal at the University of Chicago Charter School.

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Chicago's Northwest Side

Posted by Stephanie Welter on Jan 13, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Top 10 Real Estate Broker, Stephanie Welter, chats with Dan Butterworth, Vice President of Member Experience at First Financial Credit Union, to discuss the neighborhoods they each have a love for on Chicago's Northwest Side. 

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