Make It Better Reader Testimonials:

“I was traveling last weekend and, as always, I bring a stack of magazines and newspapers that pile up on my desk to read on the plane. I started with my Make It Better magazine featuring a gorgeous image of Lindsay Avner on the front of the magazine. I figured with a two-plus hour flight I’d get through most of my pile—no luck. Not only did I NOT get to my book, I also did NOT get to all the other items BECAUSE there was SO much to read in YOUR magazine! Great information and many informative articles—home offices, juicing, serums—but mostly I loved reading about the power profiles of six individuals who are certainly doing such good for so many people. I might add, that at the end of any flight I dump my stack, which I did do, but I saved my copy of Make It Better!” —Faye Jacobs, Wilmette

“Dear Susan: You and your team have created a very fun, interesting, insightful, and truly a gift to everyone on the North Shore and beyond.” —Reid Wettersten

“I love your magazine and look forward to reading it every week, always informative.” —Michele Glass Grossman

“I love reading Make It Better every month. It is an extraordinary magazine with well written articles that are highly relevant to its readers.” —Samuel K Skinner, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Former White House Chief Of Staff and US Secretary of Transportation


Make It Better Advertiser Testimonials:

“As a new business in a Skokie area, putting our advertising budget to good use was extremely critical when we were just getting started. We had only been in business for four months before we decided to run an ad in Make it Better. We were struggling to figure out a way to reach our clientele and get the word out that we are in business!

“We had actually never heard of Make it Better until they featured us as a new business in the area. The feature was a short two sentences but we had several people called our bakery [Nothing Bundt Cakes] telling us that is how they heard about us and clipped out the two sentences in the magazine and brought it into the bakery. Several months later, Susan, the founder of Make it Better, came into our bakery as a customer and we chatted about the Magazine. We decided to take a leap of faith and advertise with Make it Better.

“The day Make It Better hit homes we had people calling our bakery asking questions about our products and immediately had an increase in foot traffic with people bringing the coupon into the store. Every person that came into the bakery was truly interested about our product and loved everything we had to offer. We saw instant growth and recognition of our bakery in the community. When we marketed outside the bakery we constantly heard ‘I saw you guys in Make it Better.’

“Whether you are a new or established business, we would recommend advertising in Make it Better. If you are looking for a magazine that truly reaches our North Shore community in a classy and sophisticated way, you cannot find a better magazine to run an advertisement. They are easy to work with and the staff is wonderful!”

Britnee Simons & Sarah Schoo (owner/operator & co-operator), Nothing Bundt Cakes in Skokie

“Make It Better still has all the rest of the marketing avenues Ive tried beat by a long shot” —David Rosen, MD, Rosen Vein Care

“Many new customers and patients have come because they saw us in Make It Better, including people who live in Chicago.” —Michael Harms, Sean Clowney and Kristy Johnson, Optique 


Make It Better Events (RE:WORK):

“Because your RE:WORK seminars have been so fabulous for me the last couple of years, there is no need for me to attend this year (sadly….because I loved that day!). I have really RE:LAUNCHED my career path thanks to you and your fabulous team! I still keep in touch with one of your panel guests and have worked closely with her on several projects. I just LOVED what you have created for so many of us finding a path of our own in the workforce.” —Lisa Aiken


Make It Better Events (Philanthropy Awards):

Hi Susan and Julie,

I just wanted to share a heartfelt and huge thank you on behalf of everyone at Y.O.U.! We were thrilled to be named a Philanthropy Award recipient and then the video and article recently published have truly blown us away. We will literally use this as our main website video to introduce the organization and it will wonderfully elevate our communications as an agency.

Make It Better is such an extraordinary platform and connective tissue for our community. Thank you both for your inspired leadership to make it so vital and transformative – you have helped to change the lives of our kids and so many others.



Seth Green
Executive Director


Media Sponsorship 

“Our sincerest thanks for your support of our 9th Annual Meet & Match! We were delighted to have Make It Better as a media sponsor, and we are grateful for all of the work you did to promote the event. Despite frigid temperatures and CPS closings, we had a great turnout for the evening and our nonprofits and volunteers made numerous meaningful connections. Thanks to you, we welcomed a much larger than usual number of volunteers and nonprofits from the North Shore. We are already making plans for our 10th anniversary celebration next year and hope to partner with you again. We look forward to continuing the conversation with you and to finding additional opportunities for us to work together.” —Andrea Ziel, Executive Director, WomenOnCall

“Thanks to our partnership with MIB and your profiles of A Better Chicago, A Better Chicago has received a total of $78,000 in donations over the past two years! $51,000 of this support came from one family alone. They read about A Better Chicago in your magazine and reached out to learn more.” —Liam Krehbiel and Julie Hoffman, A Better Chicago