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Sponsors: Speakers
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A special thanks to our 2023 sponsors!


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TEDxWilmette 2023 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!


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
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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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Wells Fargo Advisors

At Wells Fargo Advisors, we help you design, implement and periodically review a customized wealth portfolio that helps you and your family accomplish goals and minimize risk.

Phone: 708-873-3065 | 800-624-3513                                                 


Silver Sponsors
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Central Station Coffee & Tea

Born out of a love for hospitality and community, Central Station Coffee & Tea is Wilmette’s premiere gathering spot where people come to work, visit and spend their time. We offer the finest selection of espresso, tea, pastries, and fare, as well as many collaborations with other local businesses and community groups. We welcome you to come visit and spend some time with us. 


Madison Street Search

Madison Street Search is a boutique Finance & Accounting recruiting firm that gets excited about matching dynamic candidates with forward-thinking employers. We are 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 executive positions across all industries with clients ranging from high-growth start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.  Visit our website or email our Founder, Demetra Sklavos Bakas, at

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Practice HORA

Practice HORA® USA is an L3C business committed to increased physical, intellectual, and emotional stability for teens, young adults, and their parents. Our mission is to strengthen the evolutionary transformation of the human species, and we use proprietary, “trance-evolutionary” physical exercises and education to develop this.


We train "Attention", so you can intentionally use your attention to lead a productive, fulfilling life and to increase your ability to survive and thrive under the continuously increasing speed of life.


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


Visit our website to schedule a complimentary class to train your "Attention" and "Calmness in Action" today!

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.


Baker Demonstration School

Baker Demonstration School is a nationally-recognized leader in exemplary progressive education for grades PK to 8th, a community that is truly global in perspective, diverse in composition, and reflective of the world. A school for the innovative, the curious and challenge-seeking. 

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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.

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Clucker's Charcoal Chicken

Your favorite neighborhood scratch kitchen for all things chicken. Specializing in all-natural hormone and antibiotic-free chicken cooked over live rotisserie fire. Carry-out, delivery, and catering available.


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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Mailchimp is an email and marketing automations platform for growing businesses. We empower millions of customers around the world to start and grow their businesses with world-class marketing technology, award-winning customer support, and inspiring content. Mailchimp puts data-backed recommendations at the heart of your marketing, so you can find and engage customers across email, social media, landing pages, and advertising—automatically and with the power of AI. In 2021, Mailchimp was acquired by Intuit.

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WR Type

WR Type has been providing the Chicagoland area with graphic arts and services for over forty years. They offer a variety of services to meet all your printing needs. Visit our website for more information.

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