Made Artisan Collaborative  

  By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  Allison and John Papara opened Made Artisan Collaborative, 1802 W. 103rd St., in August.  Made is a marketplace that showcases artists, artisans and makers from Chicago and beyond.  In a way, this arts […]

Mainsail Therapeutics: An Individualized and Family-Oriented ABA Center 

  By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  Mainsail Therapeutics, an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) center for children with Autism, opened in 2020 at 1808 W. 103rd St., suite 200  Since then, they have expanded to include the space at 1810 W. 103rd St., and have […]

Business Spotlight: KimmyKakes  

  By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  Kim Mesa opened KimmyKakes Café & Bakery, 10225 S Western in March. She began by serving artisan cakes and sweets with coffee. Shortly following her opening, Mesa introduced a savory menu […]

Business Spotlight  SPG Chicago: Help for Home Sellers and Buyers 

  By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  Standard Properties Group [SPG Chicago], 10448 S. Western Ave., was founded by husband–and–wife team Spiro Georgelos and Selena Schrimple–Georgelos.  The full–service real estate brokerage firm specializes in helping sellers navigate […]

Parties in the Time of COVID 

Tips for Gathering Safely and Sanely   By Laura Hayes  It’s been a year since the world – and events – shut down. A year since we gathered in people’s homes without wearing a […]

Best of Beverly/Morgan Park: Car Care Services 

By Kristin Boza  For people who are still toiling away working from home, learning from home, and getting all essentials delivered to home, COVID-19 has definitely changed the way we use our vehicles. Since […]

Journey to the New Joplin Marley Studios 

By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  Meg’n Barba opened Tranquility Salon with her sister, Katie Barba Schickel, in January 2007. She was 21 years old, a young mother will little knowledge of business practices, […]