Sunday, we had the privilege of attending the Vision 2016 Conference presented by the Leading Ladies Of Chicago at Ivy Boutique Hotel. The Leading Ladies Of Chicago managed to not only elevate the mindset of those in attendance, they also managed to bring together fellow entrepreneurs to emphasize the importance of their mission, “support”.
Upon arrival, guests checked-in & proceeded into a room filled with vendors & sponsors to network & indulge your appetite by sampling from the Decor & Dessert Buffet compliments of R2 Events & More and Symplee 4 U SweetzNTreatz.
After becoming knowledgeable about a series of businesses, the guests were escorted to the Conference where Leading Lady, Chiquita White provided the opening speech & a brief sermon of what Faith means to her & introduced Pastor, Motivational Speaker, & Life Coach Fred T. Williams who lead the Conference discussing Faith. Williams began his presentation by sharing a daily speech that he recites to himself as a reminder of who he is so he will not be lost within the hustle of life. Williams went on to discuss the meaning of Faith & his own interpretation of what Faith is.
Faith is a concrete knowing, of something that you can not see – in your physical, but you know. – Fred T. Williams
Next, Leading Lady Nikki Burnett took the stage to discuss the importance of supporting one another & also sharing her personal experience with banking before introducing Universal Banker of US Bank/West Town Eric Oyola, who discussed the Finance aspect of the Conference. Oyola began his presentation by sharing his personal encounters & relationships with customers & how US Bank strives to accommodate all their customers’ needs & wants.
Following Oyola’s presentation, Leading Lady Jennifer Nashae took stage to discuss the importance of being healthy & fit for her before introducing owner of Fruve Xpress Juicery Dominique Dunn, who discussed the Fitness aspect of the Conference. Dunn shared a little background about herself & her journey of creating Fruve Xpress Juicery. Not only did Dunn discuss the many flavors of juices her store carries, she also brought in several juices for everyone to sample – the Cashew Mylk & Watermelon favors are definitely worth the try. Fruve Xpress Juicery is located 1130 S. Wabash & store hours are 8AM to 7PM Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM Saturdays and 9AM to 3PM Sundays. A second location is expected to open very soon.
Jennifer Nashae took the stage once again to share a poem called Formation before she introduced the owner of EB30X & Personal Trainer Eric Bassett who also discuss the Fitness aspect of the Conference. If you ever considered working out before, you’ll definitely want to give Bassett a try. There’s no excuses with Bassett. If you’re determine to lose weight and/or get in shape, he’s extremely passionate with an extreme workout that’s only 30 minutes long to assist you with your fitness needs. Bassett shared Fitness stories of himself, his clients & team to motivate & inspire those in attendance to want to do the same. Because Bassett is so passionate about helping others become fit, he provided everyone at the Vision2016Conference with a FREE 30 day unlimited fitness session. Bassett didn’t just come to talk fitness, his EB30X team provided a live demonstration of what their warm-ups consist of. Eric Bassett is located at his EB30x Fitness Studio in Westmont location everyday & at his Hyde Park location on Thursdays at 6:30PM & Saturday at 10AM.
It was a very successful, sold out event that proved to be very visionary indeed. As always the Leading Ladies of Chicago brought together a great event that was equal parts educational & entertaining. Following the very inspiring lessons provided through the afternoon, the guests were encouraged to network with one another. The Leading Ladies are big on networking & insist that is one of the major components of success. All in attendance were treated to an afternoon based around the theme of “Support” & the tools to go forward & make their visions for their business, finances, & body all come true. Salute to Nikki Burnett, Jennifer Nashae, & Chiquita White for being such great examples & providing great opportunities for the community. If you missed out on this event, stay tuned for the events of the future. You will not want to make that mistake again.
Above are a few images from the Vision2016Conference.