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Laura Bruzas, green kitchen economist, founded Healthy Dining Chicago in 2003. She is a member of the American Library Association and a Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Money Smart partner. Laura also is an author and publisher, focusing on the value of a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. More about the presenter

In this popular fast-paced program based on 100 Simple Ways to Eat Well for Less, audience members learn dozens of eco-friendly, health-supportive practical tips and insider secrets to save money big time whether eating in, dining out or entertaining. No coupons required!

September 14 @ 7:00PM River Grove Public Library (register here)

Are you living paycheck-to-paycheck with more bills than balance in your checking account each month? Join Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Money Smart partner and green kitchen economist, Laura Bruzas, as she shares her time-tested $5,000-More-a-Year Formula which includes her best saving, finding and making money tips. She will also share with you what she does with the money and help you give yourself a raise so that you, too, can pursue what your heart desires

Sept 23 @ 1:00PM Worth Public Library (view program info)

This program addresses:
• the true costs to your wallet and well-being of having too much stuff
• how to determine what to let go of and what to keep
• the best sources for valuing and selling or recycling your items
• what's hot what's not right not
• how-to avoid the inevitable pitfalls you'll encounter along the way
   valuable local resources you'll want to know about!

Presenter Laura Bruzas spent three years doing the research so that you don't have to!

The above programs have been delivered to the following public libraries, community groups/clubs and organizations:

• Chicago Public Libraries (Harold Washington, Logan Square, Sulzer, Austin-Irving, Manning, Beverly, Back of the Yards)
• Suburban Public Libraries (Lyons, Bensenville, Eisenhower, Oak Park, Morton Grove, Elgin, Addison, Warrenville, Schiller Park, Elmwood Park)
• Grace Lutheran Church of LaGrange, Little Company of Mary Hospital, Western Springs Senior’s Club, Active Retired Citizen’s Club, St. Maria Goretti Women’s Club, Gilda’s Club
• Career Builders, National Realtors Association, U.S. Department of Public Health, National Future's Association, Marketing Innovators, Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago, Bang & Olufsen, Options Clearing Corporation, TransWestern, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

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"I wanted to thank you for that wonderful program that you delivered last night. We had 53 or 55 people. It was an excellent turnout. People were patting me on the back and stopping me at the door to thank me for having the program. Very successful. Thank you very much."  - Jim Ashby, Friends of the Elmwood Park Public Library

"Great! I was amazed at how thorough she was. There's no way I could have discovered this information on my own."  - Kay Stepkin

“Excellent presentation! Covered many areas that I was not aware of.”
-  David Kovnat

“Laura Bruzas is a fantastic speaker, very approachable, with tons of helpful tips and info. Bring her in for more topics!” - Anna Simon

“An excellent excellent presentation - so very well organized and professional. Laura is a gem.  She is amazingly thorough, professional and most giving – lovely. I highly recommend this program (Shift Your Assets) and feel any other program she presents will be just as excellent, informative and useful!” - Heather L Corsello

“I enjoyed the program. Got a lot of resources! Worth the time and effort to attend.” - Jonathon Simon
For more information or to book Laura for a program for your workplace, local library, community group, place of worship, retreat or club, email  Laura@HealthyDining.org.

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Updated 09/08/2017