About Us

Make It Better was founded as a small community website for Chicago’s North Shore on May 1, 2007. Learn more about our start in this short video:

Make It Better Launch Video

And how we’ve grown! With timely tips, trends, articles and more, our vibrant lifestyle website has become a must-visit destination for our readers.

Our other media now includes:

  • Print and digital magazines — subscribe now
  • The Better Letter, our biweekly email newsletter — subscribe now
  • Extensive social network


In July 2014, the Circulation Verification Council (CVC) certified that Make It Better has an extraordinary audience that is highly educated, affluent and engaged. We’ve earned this thanks to outstanding work of this team:

Meet Our Staff

We take to heart our mission to be the most-trusted, easiest-to-use community resource that helps you make your life and the lives of others better. We continue to grow a network that connects you to the best businesses and nonprofits in your community, while at the same time providing content of local and national interest.

Our Philosophy 

We set out to create something powerful. To be passionate about our purpose, celebrate our inner strength, and amplify good. We set out to make a difference, be a trusted friend, and inspire happiness.

We like having an audience who lives out loud and talks back. We like family dinners, locally owned, and making an impact. We like being the bridge that keeps you connected with what’s hot, what’s not and what’s trending. We like to share, lend a hand and listen.

We are Powerful, Positive Connectors, inspiring those around us to live passionately and love generously. And we’ve learned from you that we are better together. So, we publish with a purpose: to expand your mind, feed your soul, lighten your heart and better your world.


To learn more, please call, email, or visit our office:

203 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601

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