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It’s no secret that Chicago is one of the best cities in the world.  Although millions will come to visit, only a few truly represent the city and reflect the true essence of what Chicago is all about. One of the reasons we launched was to shed light on the greatness that exudes from Chicago.  Our mission is to be the ultimate gateway to the Chicago experience, curating unique content that highlights the best that this city has to offer.

Last week we announced our Curators of Summer initiative in partnership with Lyft, and we’re excited to reveal those incredible Chicagoans to everyone.  Over the next few weeks we will be profiling each of our Curators of Summer on the site!  This initiative was created to honor those that embody the SummertimeCHI lifestyle and shine a bright and positive light on our city.  It’s the tastemakers, influencers, and thought leaders of various industries joining forces to celebrate summer in Chicago!

Simply put, we are dedicated to celebrating Chicago and Chicagoans that are doing their part to keep this city great.  Through a series of events, features on the site, and unique experiences SummertimeCHI and Lyft’s selected Curators of Summer will change the narrative and challenge the way you think about this great city.

Meet the 2016 Curators of Summer:

Brooke Mackie

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Event Producer

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Onasis Stoby

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Aram Reed

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Private/Corporate Chef

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Alia Dalal

COS - Alia

Chef/Show Host

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Sophia Jennings

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Personal Chef/Food Entrepreneur

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Nick Hansen

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Men’s Clothier

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Trish Dave

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Aaron Christmon

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Celebrity Stylist

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Brandon Williamson

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Clothing Designer/Boutique Owner

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Eva La Feva

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Janice Bond

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Art Curator

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Joe Anderson

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Harmonia Rosales

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Gary Green

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Patrick Welby

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Music Journalist/Event Producer

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Marcos “Kosine” Palacios

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Grammy Nominated Music Producer

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Scott Fetters

COS - Scott

Music Industry Professional

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Aja Evans

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Olympic Athlete

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Alicia Samaan

COS - Alicia

TV Personality/Wellness Coach

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Tatiana Kelly

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Content Producer/Blogger