Bill Stokes – Journalist, Author & Fisherman

Bill Stokes is a retired journalist who wrote columns and feature articles for four different newspapers–including The Chicago Tribune, during a 35-year career. He was born and raised in northwestern Wisconsin, served three years in the Army Infantry—one in Korea, …

Larry Cockerel

Motivational speaker and author Larry Cockerel aspires to “inspire action, have fun, share relatable stories, adding humor, because laughter is good and connecting with the audience. My purpose is greater than my reward.” With full, half-day, breakout sessions and keynote …

Strey Dog

The Old Fashioned is a classic American cocktail that draws it’s origins from the prohibition era of the 1920s. Bootleg whiskey was in abundance and there were plenty of places to find it thanks to organized crime, which is why …

Brightflower Farm

The farm started in 2006 when Michael and Jeanie moved all of their stuff and plants from Grayslake to Stockton (with a brief stopover in Chicago and Zion) and settled in to a single-wide crusty trailer. After lots of paint …

Blue Wolf Publishing

On July 3, 1975, Billy dove into the lake and broke his neck. His family was told he was a quadriplegic and he should be put in a nursing home. His family never accepted that prognosis and they never told Billy that he wouldn’t walk again.
madison area music educators

Madison Area Music Educators

Springing from a solid foundation built over the course of 50 years of uniting piano teachers in their quest to develop professionally and offer quality musical experiences for their students, MAME reaches out to all music teachers in the area with the same passion plus the opportunities to benefit from group insurance policies and retail discounts which come from the national affiliation.