• WIM Fox Valley to feature successful entrepreneurs

    WIM Fox Valley (WIM) welcomes Kristen Hutchinson and Stephanie Szewczyk, co-founders of STRONG self(ie), as its speakers on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
    The lunch meeting will be held at Emmett’s Brewing Co. at 128 West Main Street in West Dundee with networking at 11:30 a.m., luncheon and program at noon. Meetings adjourn at 1:00 p.m. Cost for members is $25.00 and non-members $28.00. Area women in business are welcome to attend this complimentary month’s presentation. Reservations must be made for attendance online at www.wimfoxvalley.org.
    Hutchinson and Szewczyk will share the reason they started their business and its success since its launch in 2017.
    STRONG self(ie)is a subscription and gift box company strategically aimed to empower girls, and encourage them to embrace every moment of growing up. The season subscription boxes are filled with inspirational products designed to better connect parents and their daughter/s.  The STRONG self(ie) subscription gift offers a way for a mom, dad, grandparent, stepparent, aunt or uncle, to recognize and meaningfully celebrate the girls in their lives.
    This month’s meeting sponsor is Michelle Santucci, a Circle V Level Achiever with Rodan + Fields in Elgin. Rodan + Fields is a personalized skincare service created by Stanford-trained Dermatologists, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields. 
    “We truly are looking forward to hearing both Kristen and Stephanie’s stories about their business STRONG self(ie),” said Ann Louis, who continues in her second term as 2019-20 WIM Fox Valley president. “As our WIM Fox Valley mission is to inspire and mentor women, their mission to celebrate girls and empower them to be strong women is very important.”
    Upcoming meetings include:  Mar. 12 evening -Melissa Dotson, president, Rieke Office Interiors; Apr. 9- Nancy Coleman, Executive Director, Alignment Collaborative for Education; and May 7 evening -Laura Valdez-Wilson, City of Elgin, Assistant City Manager.
    WIM Fox Valley was founded in 1984 and is celebrating its 35th year of supporting local professional women. It is a leading women's business organization in Elgin providing professional development and business education scholarships and mentoring opportunities for area women. Members are comprised of women in business professionals and entrepreneurs in a wide range of categories. Area women are invited to join.  For more information visit www.wimfoxvalley.org