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North Shore Exchange Named Finalist for Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Award

Annual Award Created in Honor of the Late James Tyree Recognizes Growing Businesses with Philanthropic Impact


CAPTION: Wendy Serrino, president of North Shore Exchange, addresses the audience during her presentation as one of the 12 finalists for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce's 6th annual James Tyree Award.

GLENCOE, IL, April 19, 2017 -- North Shore Exchange has been named a finalist for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce's 6th annual James Tyree award, given annually to an up-and-coming Chicago entrepreneur with philanthropic values. The award will include $50,000 in cash, compliments of Mesirow Financial and The PrivateBank.

"We're honored to be recognized among so many exciting, like-minded Chicago companies," says Wendy Serrino, President, North Shore Exchange. "North Shore Exchange is a unique, nonprofit organization dedicated to offering the best in upscale and luxury designer finds to our customers, and turning profits from those sales into meaningful change in the lives of Chicago-area children and families served by the charities we support."

North Shore Exchange presented along with 11 other semi-finalists during a live pitch event on Thursday, April 12, at Mesirow Financial.  

Next, a panel of judges will meet to independently review and score the finalists’ original applications to narrow the field to three. The recipient of the award will be announced at the Chamber’s 113th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 6, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

The Chicagoland Chamber and Mesirow Financial launched the Award in 2012 in memory of Jim Tyree, former Chairman and CEO of Mesirow Financial and Chairman of the Chicagoland Chamber from 2007-2010.


North Shore Exchange is an upscale resale shop featuring an edited collection of woman's designer clothing and accessories, as well as beautiful home furnishings and decor.  As a 501 (c)(3), all of the boutique's profits benefit charities and nonprofit organizations helping families and children with the greatest need as well as local organization, Family Service of Glencoe.  For more information, visit North Shore Exchange's website at