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October 09, 2014

Great Lakes Credit Union Hosts 3rd Annual "Cars, Chicks and Cupcakes©"

Chicks_Cars_Cupcakes_logoLadies, get ready to attend this upscale, fun-filled event to learn about all aspects of the retail automotive market, along with gourmet cupcakes, a little bit of fashion, raffles, swag bags... AND MORE!

The third annual event, being hosted by Great Lakes Credit Union, will be held at the Gurnee Mills Telemundo Entertainment Stage, in Gurnee, Illinois, on Saturday October 25th, 2014, from 2pm to 4pm. GLCU will host a panel of female automotive experts, who will speak about:

• Navigating the Dealership
• How to Get the Best Financing Deal
• What to Know About Tire Care, Car Maintenance and Collision Repair, and 
• Keeping Your Car Insurance Rates Down for Yourself and your Teen Driver

Brief fashion breaks will be presented by Macy’s, Saks Off Fifth, Banana Republic, New York & Company and Neiman Marcus Last Call. Models will be from the Illinois International Pageant system.  Gourmet cupcakes will be provided by Kiera Confections Cupcake Bakery and Megan’s Cupcake Bowtique. The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. will receive a financial contribution from event proceeds along with additional fundraising support on site. Don’t wait, seats are limited!

Find out more at


Mistress of Ceremonies, Randi Moxi, producer for MOXI - Special Events and Fashion Production
Randi serves as a guest MC for numerous companies and events in the Chicagoland area. She has an extensive background in production, performance, casting, marketing, and branding, and uses her company to utilize her strengths to the fullest for her clients. 

Co-Mistress of Ceremonies, Lisa Tyler, morning co-host on radio station 102.3 FM WXLC
Lisa is co-host of the Jimmy & Lisa Morning Show on weekday mornings and has enjoyed a successful career in radio for over a decade. Each morning she reports the latest celebrity gossip and entertainment news. When she's not keeping Jimmy Novak in line, Lisa loves live music, traveling, coffee, and reality TV. Most importantly, she loves being a mother to her six-year-old daughter, Teagan.

"Cars, Chicks and Cupcakes©" speakers include:

Keynote Speaker: Judy DeVere, CEO of
Jody DeVere is a internationally recognized speaker, trainer, often quoted industry pundit and spokesperson for the automotive industry on the women's market. She has been featured by the New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox Business, Forbes Women, Oprah Magazine, and Parenting Magazine, to name a few. As CEO of, she provides automotive education to women consumers and an interactive online Certified Female Friendly® certification training program for automotive retailers on how to attract, sell, retain and market to women.

Jody will speak on the following topics:

1. The purchasing power of women
2. Are you a savvy car buying chick?
3. What about car maintenance and repairs?


Jody will also speak on behalf of Waukegan Tire & Supply to address the following topics:

1. Tire care for optimal wear
2. What if? Keeping the right “junk in your trunk”
3. What about car maintenance and repairs?


Lisa Anderson, AVP Consumer Loans, Great Lakes Credit Union
Lisa has more than 20 years of Lending and Credit Union experience at Great Lakes Credit Union. As AVP of Consumer Loans, she manages the credit union’s relationships with the area auto dealerships. Lisa helps to educate and assist credit union members in meeting their financial obligations by providing a variety of lending options and money management solutions. She has facilitated training sessions on Credit Score Basics and Improving Your Credit Score to both credit union staff and members. Lisa has also completed the Credit Union National Association Management School.

Lisa will be speaking on the following topics:

1. How to get the best financing deal
2. Why to beware of zero percent financing
3. Helpful information about your credit in the loan process


Jeanne Silver, Co-Owner Butterfield Bodyworks CARSTAR
Jeanne opened her business in 1996 and is a respected collision expert in the local community. Jeanne’s role as a participating member and chair of several committees of the Collision Industry Conference over the last 14 years has allowed her to engage in open dialogue for the benefit of the industry. She is currently vice-chair of the CAPA Technical Committee, and is a past-char of the Collision Industry Foundation. Jeanne works closely with local high schools through career advisory councils, and is a guest lecturer at high schools, colleges, and Chambers of Commerce in her community She speaks about small business ownership, diversity in the workplace, and careers in the collision repair industry.

Jeanne will be speaking on the following topics:

1. Trends in vehicle design
2. About the repair process
3. Choosing a body shop


Charla Bloodsaw, Branch Manager, Liberty Mutual Insurance
As an insurance professional that helps people live safer, more secure lives, Charla has been in the insurance industry for nearly 20 years. She has held a variety of leadership roles in the industry in Sales, Service, Training, Underwriting and Operations Management. Charla holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Walden University and is completing her doctorate of Business Administration in Technological Entrepreneurship. Charla is a native Chicagoan returning to the area by way of Ohio.  She is a proud Christian, family woman, wife, and mother.

Charla will be speaking on the following topics:

1. What to do if you are involved in an accident
2. Distracted driving and driver safety
3. Keeping rates down for yourself and your teen drivers

Make sure to set aside time to attend this fun and informative event! Don’t wait, seats are limited! Find out more at




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