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How We Started Our Team

We wanted to welcome everyone in the community whether you’re an extrovert, introvert, or looking for something new. We select our product, design our space and have created social events

with you in mind.

Our Humble Beginnings

Discover new stories and learn more about yourself at MEET. in  Oak Park, Illinois and our other planned locations. We have more than 30plus years of varied business experience, providing space(s) where people can chat, discuss various topics, and share their ideas. Read on to learn more about the people who started the business. We hope to inspire you over a great cup of coffee, tea or at one of our events. Come and MEET.

Bridgette C. Lewis, MBA

Bridgette is a business strategist by trade and a serial entrepreneur.

She holds an MBA, and she has won numerous awards in the professional business and retail space. Aside from forming business associations, she is an active board member of one business association and two nonprofit corporations.

Bridgette is a high energy professional with decent business acumen (she is smart enough to be humble). She teaches an entrepreneurship course to some of the brightest minds on the planet, and she has helped them launch successful businesses in various industry sectors.

She has authored several books and produced global network events, business forums, technology forums, and summits. In addition, she keynoted graduation ceremonies. You can catch her Podcast on MEET. and the YouTube channel ‘The Souls of Many’ - Beware. If you run into her, she likes to talk. Bridgette considers herself a “work in progress” and champions important social justice causes.

Evan D. Lewis BS International Management, NYU - MS Candidate 2021

Evan is a natural entrepreneur. He works nonstop to make business operations streamlined and seamless. He is part of a nonprofit that teaches technology to people living in underserved communities and volunteers his time as a youth basketball coach.

Evan is fluent in two foreign languages: Japanese and German. He is also proficient in his native language: English. You’ll catch him hanging out at the GRND Coffee House as a customer, which is quite funny because he owns the place.

He says it helps him keep the pulse on the customer, understand their needs, gauge their level of satisfaction. Besides, he likes the vibe of the place.

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