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Sponsors: Speakers
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Thank you to COMPASS North Shore, our 2022 premier sponsor.  Dave + Amy Chung, the Coco & April Group, Paige Dooley Team, Joanne Hudson Group, and, for the third consecutive year, Meg + Katie Group, are

ALL IN for the community.


If you would like information on becoming a sponsor for our 2023 event, please click here.

TEDxWilmette 2022 Sponsors
Premier Sponsor
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Coco & April Group, Compass

The Coco & April Group is a dynamic 4-person team, lead by Coco Harris and April Callahan, working alongside Rene Nelson and Ashley Ghislandi. When partnering with our team your real estate goals become our #1 priority. Whether working with first-time or experienced buyers and sellers, we adapt to each client’s needs. We strive to exceed expectations by offering an unparalleled level of service with deep market knowledge, staging assistance, one-of-a-kind marketing, process expertise and strong negotiation skills. Buying and selling a home shouldn’t be an intimidating experience ~ we work hard to make it a fun one too!


Dave + Amy Chung, Compass

Dave and Amy Chung bring a unique array of experiences to the world of real estate; with backgrounds in animation, production management, filmmaking, technology, and culinary arts, they offer a fresh perspective and an unparalleled skill set to their clients. They made their debut to the North Shore Real Estate scene in 2016 after renovating a historic 1920s home and have closed over $115MM in sales since. Dave and Amy's client-first approach focuses all their energy on helping clients achieve their goals. To their clients, Dave and Amy have become trusted advisors in all aspects of real estate and homeownership.


Joanne Hudson Group, Compass

"We listen more than we talk. And then we get to work to get it done for you". With a combined 87 + years of sales experience and over $775 million in real estate sold on the North Shore and in Chicago, the Joanne Hudson Group is a dedicated, trusted and collaborative group of advisors who ensure clear and consistent communication, dynamic idea generation and an optimistic and forward thinking approach to help you make informed decisions in any market environment. We are here to make it happen for you!

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Meg & Katie Group, Compass

Meg + Katie Group is ALL IN sponsoring TEDxWilmette for the third year! Meg McGuinness + Katie Hauser joined forces at Compass 4 years ago, bringing values of teamwork, market knowledge & positivity to the North Shore real estate market. Clients remark on their “fantastic communication skills,” “great energy & diligence,” “kindness, responsiveness, knowledge & humor!" Meg + Katie raised families in Wilmette and remain active members of this incredible community. They are in the top 1% of  North Shore Realtors, and are recognized for volunteering with Family Promise, teaching Keys to Good Tenancy, a curriculum providing families facing homelessness with the skills to be good tenants.


Paige Dooley Team, Compass

Paige Dooley helps clients navigate the art and science of real estate. She leverages her knowledge of markets with her passion for championing clients. The Paige Dooley Team consists of world-class team members across disciplines and works tirelessly to add value for clients with high-level expertise and a splash of fun. Paige raised 3 boys in Winnetka, developing deep roots and close ties across the North Shore community. Her expertise, warmth, good cheer, and perseverance combine to make her the market leader in New Trier for over a decade. 

Gold Sponsors

North Shore Community Bank

North Shore Community Bank & Trust provides banking solutions specifically created for our area. Whether you’re looking for a checking account for yourself, a first savings account for your child, or a loan for your business, we’re here for you with personalized solutions and friendly service. 


We believe a bank should be a true asset to the area it serves, which is why we’re proud to host financial education courses, community events, and even neighborhood cookouts. We’re not just in this community, we’re an active, contributing part of it, and we do our part to help Wilmette thrive.


North Shore Community Bank & Trust is a branch of Wintrust Bank. Member FDIC.

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Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

George Wolf of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management works closely with families to grow and preserve wealth.  

Silver Sponsors

Madison Street Search

Madison Street Search is a boutique Finance & Accounting recruiting firm focused on direct-hire placement specifically in the areas of Corporate Accounting, FP&A, Audit, Tax, M&A, and SEC Financial Reporting with an emphasis on staff to senior leadership positions across all industries and clients ranging from high growth start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.

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Practice HORA

Practice HORA® is an L3C business committed to increased physical and mental stability for teens, young adults, and their parents.  

Our primary goal is conscious evolution of the human species, and we use proprietary, “trance-evolutionary” physical exercises and education to develop this.  

The exercises and education are based on everyday principles of nature, like gravity, that are identifiable, but not actively utilized in our culture.

We strengthen attention, so you can intentionally use it to lead a productive, fulfilling life.  

We also train “Calmness in Action” for busy people to overcome obstacles and everyday challenges.  You will learn how to be calm, strong, and focused while engaging in your everyday, extraordinary life.

Try a class to discover this powerful new path to physical stability and mental well-being.

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Wilmette Public Library

Wilmette Public Library serves the informational, intellectual, and cultural needs of the Wilmette and Kenilworth communities. With programs, collections, and services for all ages, the library is a center for learning and exploration. Learn more about the library at

In-Kind Sponsors

Actors Training Center

The Actors Training Center has been serving the greater Chicagoland area since 2007. 

At ATC, our mission is to ignite passion for the performing arts at all ages and to give students a platform to use their art to effect meaningful change in their communities and the world around them.

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A. Perry Homes

A. Perry Homes are the architects & builders of choice for families who believe in making their dream home a reality. Their custom design-build process provides an exciting experience that turns their clients' vision into a luxury home that will satisfy generations to come.


Ballyhoo Hospitality

Ballyhoo Hospitality champions the qualities that make restaurants great. Join them for dinner in any of their six unique neighborhood gems. Learn more at


Chalet Nursery

Chalet is the North Shore’s leading one-stop destination for inspired landscape design, classically fresh products, curated home decor and customer service that creates lifelong connections.

Season after season, from generation to generation, Chalet works with people to discover fresh, imaginative ways to design their outdoor space, create inviting, inspired homes; and grow a personal connection between design and nature.


Fast Signs

FASTSIGNS® of Morton Grove, IL is a full-service digital printer designed to help customers with everything from printing one-off custom posters to glossy brochures, magazines, leaflet campaigns, business cards, letterheads, cartons, desktops and any other printed materials that are part of a marketing strategy. The Morton Grove custom sign experts believe in offering cutting-edge solutions that are scalable and sustainable. Learn more at


Lois Bernstein Photography

From Bruce Springsteen to the Super Bowl, Lois Bernstein is an award-winning photojournalist specializing in events, sports and portraits. She formerly was staff photographer with the Associated Press, Sacramento Bee and Virginian-Pilot.  A three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, Lois’ work has appeared in many international publications from Life Magazine to the New York Times.

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Regina Dominican

Regina Dominican provides an all-girls environment of academic innovation & rigor that challenges students at the highest levels.  We offer a distinctive and customized experience for girls that prepares every Regina Girl to lead and have an impact in the 21st Century.  We ensure that every Regina girl gains leadership insight and experience that will facilitate her success in college and beyond.  Built on a tradition of women leaders, Regina Dominican has reinforced leadership and confidence in its 10,000+ graduates through a faith-based private high school education. As a result, alumnae can be found throughout the world working in a myriad of positions, including CEOs, judges, attorneys, nurses, doctors, teachers, and mothers of future generations.

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The Wilmette Theatre

The Wilmette Theatre is a non-for-profit movie theatre, multi-arts, and performance venue located in Wilmette, Illinois. 

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Women's Exchange

Women’s Exchange is a dynamic, thriving community of Life Learners who authentically connect with themselves and others while they explore, discern and learn.

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WR Type

From Linotype to PDF, WR Type(setting) has been providing the Chicagoland area with exceptional graphic arts services for over forty years.  We offer a variety of services including digital b & w, color, large format, mailing and fulfillment.

Be part of something BIG.

Become a TEDxWilmette sponsor.

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