Critical Path to Start-up Success

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On this episode of Inside the Chamber, Kaylin Risvold, President and CEO of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, has the pleasure of discussing The Critical Path to Start-up Success with two women on two different sides of the start-up coin.

The group tackles that million-dollar question every person dreaming of starting a business wants to know…”Where do I begin?” They also cover the steps you need to follow to take your business idea and turn it into a reality.  Including what resources are available right here in the Naperville community.

Inside the Chamber Guests

Ashley South, CEO-Bluehouse Publishing Inc.

Ute Westphal, MBA & Director and Program Manager-Illinois Small Business Development Center at College of DuPage

About the Host

Kaylin Risvold is the President and CEO of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC). She is the second woman to lead the NACC, Kaylin was raised in Naperville and is thrilled to be able to serve the community that served her.

She attended the University of Missouri where she received degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science.  Kaylin worked as a broadcast journalist in Missouri, South Carolina, and Oregon until she planted roots in a Non-profit organization that spoke to her heart – the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter where she became the Director of Media Strategy.  Kaylin also acquired a Master of Leadership Studies Degree from North Central College as part of a desire to grow as a leader. Kaylin is the first person from both sides of her family to earn a graduate degree. Kaylin was awarded the C-Suite Award from the Daily Herald Business Ledger after nine months on the job at NACC and has worked to lead the Chamber through necessary adaptation during the continuing pandemic.

Kaylin has been fortunate to call Naperville her home again for the last five years with her husband John, and their three children.

About the Chamber

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is more than a networking group. They are a thinking organization. Formed by the business’s around them – emerging, small, mid-size, and large global subsidiaries, they are led by professionals of all ages that embrace BOLD thinking as the foundation of who they are.  To find out more about how the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is driving economic growth through active engagement and advocacy for the business community, visit the website.

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