Women’s Business Exchange

Our Members

Because WBE was founded in 1988, many of our members are now enjoying retirement. This presents a great opportunity for us to welcome new members as many business categories have become available. Current Covid regulations allow us to meet in person again, but we also have a Zoom option available. We invite you to connect with like-minded women business owners and expand your network!

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Cynthia Cobb

Delicious Foods & Gifts

Cathy Donohoe, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Joelle Pehrson

Green Cleaning Products

Sallie Stoner

Interior/Exterior Painting

Julie Hartman

Licensed Massage Therapist

Carol Packo

Mortgage Originator

Kathy Kowalczyk

Administrative & Bookkeeping Services

Paula Ripple

Organization / Move Specialist

Debbie Norton

Real Estate

Deb Trombino

Vineyard & Winery

Cruzanne Lewis

Weight Loss, Wellness
& Sports Nutrition


  •   Enriched My Life

    Women’s Business Exchange has fostered friendships and business connections that have enriched my life and made Gurnee a better place to live and work.

    Ruth Shirley-Streicher
  •   So Responsive!

    Cynthia Cobb, you’re so responsive! It’s a pleasure to work with you.

    J.B. of New Mexico
  •   Impeccable Detail

    Kathy Murray’s handling of all of the details is impeccable. I am certainly looking forward to our next vacation that Kathy handles!

    L.M. of Illinois
  •   Enthusiasm Evident

    Cynthia Cobb, your enthusiasm is evident. The party was a fun experience.

    M .T. of Indiana
  •   Best I've Ever Seen

    Thanks, Cynthia! I just wanted to let you know, you were definitely the best Tastefully Simple representative I’ve ever seen at a party. I love that you had so many ideas for different ways to use every product; that was extremely helpful. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

    K.K. Party Attendee
  • Made Me Feel Comfortable

    I thought Julie was very professional and she made me feel very comfortable. I plan to see her monthly and I’m very excited about my results. 

  • Debbie is the best!

    We have worked with Debbie twice now because she is the best! We were first time home buyers and didn’t know a single thing. She answered every question and taught us so much. She was patient and understanding of exactly what we were looking for. It was such a smooth process. Fast forward 4 years and we were ready to sell and buy our forever home. She was knowledgeable on when the best time would be to list and exactly what we should do to get ready to list. She is responsive and very professional every step of the way. We felt so comfortable and know we have made the right decisions because of Debbie.

    M.Z. of Illinois

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