A Media Company with a Soul.
Chief Executive Officer | Co-Founder
The Dreamer. Father of twins. Long distance bike ride crusher. Avid reader & learner. Community Advocate.
Chief Creative Officer | Co-Founder
The Teacher. Mom of three. Resident of MidWest to Florida & back. Pop culture & yoga enthusiast. Community Advocate.
Co-Founder & Podcast Host
The Podcast Creator. Girl Dad. Softball coach. Antique car afficionado. Local Beer Connoisseur. Community Advocate.
The evolution of an idea to use media for good.
Love Local Media Agency has come a long way, baby!
Jason & Mike met in corporate America then ventured into the world of real estate.
As they advertised for their business, they wanted to use their voice to connect the community not only to their listings but to the many places that make our towns unique. This prompted Jason to take out his camera and start filming - his first time at Taco Shop in Palatine.
After featuring a number of local businesses and non-profit organizations, they decided to take a leap in a new way to amplify the stories in the community... and the Love Local Podcast was born. It wasn't long until Love Local Headquarters was moved to Bell Works Chicagoland and Betty D's Podcast Studio was established.
A few short months later, (in an unexpected turn of events,) Monica joined the ranks & brought veteran teacher skills with her. With every project that followed, it caused the team to fine tune processes to make the experience of creating media for our clients better & better.
As friends & partners in this venture, we pledge to keep our values at the forefront of everything we do as we continue to create accessible media options that bring about community connection.
Meet Betty D
Betty D was one hell of a woman and Jason's Grandma!
She lovingly raised six kids... who had eleven grandkids... who had five great grandkids!
She loved unconditionally, and had a way of listening without judgement, she just loved.
When Jason thought about what he wanted this studio to be, it was just that:
no judgement- just love, understanding and good conversation with people from all different walks of life here in our local communities.
Betty D may have left this earth in 2021, but it is our goal to see that her incredible legacy of truly listening to others lives on with every conversation in the studio that bears her name.
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