Author Archives: Heather Saenger

#Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 103 with Ways to Support Andersonville During COVID-19

Today, Laura, Joelle and Sara are recording #AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast via Zoom. Like so many businesses, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is working remotely due to the mandated shelter in place order and finding new ways to engage in current more »


#Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 102 with James Moriarty of Urban Renewal Brewing

Today Laura and Sara are joined by James Moriarty of Urban Renewal Brewery. Established in 2017, Urban Renewal Brewery is a craft brewery serving patrons with locally inspired beer brewed with the utmost attention to detail. You can visit their more »


#Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 101 with Ellie O’Brien of Hungry by Nature

Today Laura and Sara are joined by Ellie O’Brien, owner, founder, and creative force behind Hungry by Nature. Launched in 2015, Hungry By Nature is a brand about balance and moderation. According to Ellie, it is about feeding your physical more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 99 with Rabbi Craig Marantz and Leah Jones of Emanuel Congregation

Today Laura and Sara are joined by Rabbi Craig and Leah Jones of Emanuel Congregation. Emanuel Congregation, founded in 1880, is a Jewish Reform synagogue affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, and was incorporated in 1898 as “Emanuel Congregation more »


#Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 98 with Briana DeBolt and Chamere Orr of A Full Living

Today Laura and Heather are joined by Briana DeBolt and Chamere Orr, local food influencers for the healthy lifestyle brand, A Full Living. As creators of delicious low-carb at-home recipes and Chicago foodies who love to travel, Briana and Chamere more »


#Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 97 with Cornel “Junior” Ladan of Cas Hardware

Today Laura and Sara are joined by Cornel “Junior” Ladan, owner of Cas Hardware located at 5305 N Clark. Cas Hardware and Junior have been a neighborhood institution since 1978 and they will finally close their doors this Saturday, February more »


#Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 96 with Life Coach Valerie Friedlander

This week Laura is joined by Valerie Friedlander. Valerie is a Certified Life Leadership Coach specialized in helping highly-motivated, social-justice oriented women create a life of impact AND enjoyment. Clients have called her a little love-vitamin for your soul, a more »


#Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 94 with Tamte Meladze of Oda Mediterranean Cuisine

This week Laura and Sara are joined by Tamte Meladze of Oda Mediterranean Cuisine. Oda showcases the flavor of the Ottoman kitchen and brings together the eclectic food traditions of Turkey and neighboring countries including France, Italy and Georgia while more »


#Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 93 with Giselle Laborde and Steven Sanchez of Mena Travel

This week Laura and Heather are joined by Steven Sanchez and Giselle LaBorde Sanchez of Mena Tours and Travel. Established in 1965, Mena Tours and Travel wants to share the world and bring you the best cruises, vacations and packages. more »


#Always Andersonville: The Podcast – Show Notes from Episode 92 with Paul Lee and Abigail Watkins of Dispensary 33

This week Laura and Sara are joined by Abigail Watkins and Paul Lee of Dispensary 33. Dispensary 33 made history as the first location in the city of Chicago where one could purchase cannabis legally with a medical cannabis card. more »