Small Business Owners Roundtable

Pamela Bartlett

Pinot's Palette

Pamela Bartlett is the Owner/Director of Fun at Pinot's Palette in Naperville. She serves as the owner, marketer, and operator of the paint-and-sip franchise, utilizing her networking, business management, people, and leadership skills. Bartlett's franchise has received a number of awards, including Naperville Magazine's Best of Naperville, Glancer Magazine's Reader's Choice Award for Customer Service, and several Pinot's Palette's Golden Brush Awards for top sales. Pinot's Palette prides itself on giving back to the community by hosting and donating to fundraisers. Prior to owning Pinot's Palette, Bartlett spent more than 25 years working in a business environment with experience in marketing, sales, database management, and social event management.

Jim Bell

Innovation DuPage

Nathan Biggs

Curiosity 2 Create

Ben Brockman

Whatifwe World

Ted Brockman

Whatifwe World

Suzie Calvo

Trelleum Real Estate

Suzie is a licensed Commercial Real Estate Broker with extensive buying, selling and leasing experience, which she employs when partnering with business owners to find a space to meet all their business needs. Suzie excels at connecting business owners with potential tenants, collaborating with her clients through the entire buying, selling or leasing negotiation. Suzie believes listening and gaining a thorough understanding of a client's needs is crucial to making the experience personalized and enjoyable. With more than 30 years in Naperville and surrounding communities, Suzie has a keen understanding of market-specific information and the shifting commercial real estate environment.

Suzie previously owned a successful property management and leasing company. Working closely with landlords, she filled vacancies acting as a leasing agent and performing construction management with architects and contractors. Her property management experience gives her unique insight into not only what attracts buyers during their move, but also what factors ensure satisfactory relations and tenant retention for years to come

Exceeding your Buying, Selling & Leasing Expectations. Business Relocation, Personalized.

If you're interested in Suzie's buying, selling or leasing expertise, please contact her at

Harpreet (Roger) Chawla

Chawla & Associates CPAs

Dawn Collazo

Beacon Insurance Agency Inc.

Steven Eschbach

Transworld Business Advisors of Naperville

Dan Firks

Dan Firks-Compass Real Estate



As the Founder and CEO of the Dan Firks Team at Compass Real Estate in Naperville, Dan has led an impressive client-focused career buying and selling homes that he knows people will feel happy and comfortable in for many years to come. For his excellence in selling over 1500 homes throughout nearly 25 years.

Dan has been recognized with many awards and featured in several well-known industry publications. You can find him in the pages of Chicago Magazine, Zillow,, Top Agent Magazine, Naperville Magazine, and Glancer Magazine.

As both Founder and Team Leader, Dan has been committed to helping shape his team into what is now one of the top-producing real estate teams in Illinois. He has instilled in each of his team members a drive for success and a commitment to his core values of infinite worth, integrity, and excellence.

Lindsay Harmon

Nichols Library
Committee Co-Chair

Susan M Hohlman


Michele Marko

SCORE Fox Valley
Committee Chair

Craig Meyer

101 Digital

Alexis Rago

Marketing Mana LLC

Alexis Rago, the Big Kahuna at Marketing Mana LLC and Work On Your Business (WOYB), coaches and empowers small business owners to create powerful connections with their ideal clients through marketing strategies. Collaborative sessions address SMART marketing goals, business core values, mission, vision, branding, customer segmentation, messaging, strategic marketing plans, action plans, and more. The WOYB Retreat provides an intense getaway for 8 small business owners to create marketing strategies in 3 days while staying at a mansion.

In addition to her MBA from Ross School of Business at University of Michigan (Go Blue!), her expertise stems from 20+ years of marketing companies and brands of all sizes in various industries including technology, eCommerce, retail, legal, financial solutions, insurance, real estate, health & wellness, coaching, and more.

Alexis enjoys showing up for herself so she can provide value to others, giving her dog belly rubs, traveling, healthy and active choices, eating chocolate that’s worth it, volunteering, and being a boy mom. She is happy to talk to anyone about Hawaii, her childhood home where she plans to retire.

John Robbins

Awards & Fine Gifts, Inc.

Naperville resident since 1977.  Thirty-year member of the Chamber.

Active in the community. Served on the boards of the Ronald McDonald House & the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago.  Member of the Naperville Noon Rotary Club. Celebrating 34 years in business.

Ashley South

Bluehouse Publishing Inc

Kristy Sullivan

Raymond James

Haley Sutliff

First Health Hospice LLC

With a patient-family centered approach to care, our multidisciplinary team of clinicians address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients and their families. First Health Hospice has a large and diverse staff of RNs, Social Workers, Chaplains, Bereavement Coordinators, Home Health Aides, Massage Therapists and Music Therapists that coordinate care in the most harmonious of way for our patients. It is statistically proven that patients on hospice live on average 29 days longer than those with the same diagnosis, with many patients even graduating out of hospice. First Health's mission is to meet and exceed these numbers and expectations to those we service each day. We pride ourselves on our quality of care, our amazing, family orientated, fun work environment along with stellar reputation which has lead to our explosive growth nationally, year after year. 

Mike Wilczynski

SCORE Fox Valley
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