Loyal Hearts Business Forum

Connecting, Networking, Learning

The Loyal Hearts Business Forum is a full program of activities including Alumni Networking Events with expert panelists, as well as opportunities to connect to Saint Viator, from hosting an intern to serving on a committee, mentoring a young entrepreneur, and participating in events.

Register for the December Loyal Hearts Business Forum Event!

Tomorrow’s Real Estate Today

You may be wondering, how has COVID disrupted the housing market? Should I buy, rent, or sell? A panel of alumni, past parents, and friends of Saint Viator will walk us through the basics of residential and commercial real estate, share trends and tips of the housing market, and discuss the impact of the possibility of how the Chicago Bears will affect suburban life in the Northwest suburbs.  Join the Loyal Hearts Business Forum for some conversation and fun at Pinstripes in South Barrington. Bocce ball lanes and drinks will be available after the panel, so come, mingle, and learn about the local competitive market.

Event Information:
Tomorrow’s Real Estate Today
Tuesday, December 7
6:00 p.m.

100 W Higgins Rd.
South Barrington, IL 60010
You’ll receive an email reminder closer to the event date.

Caroline Starr '91, Real Estate Broker at @properties
Rick Anesi '79, Vice President at Lee & Associates 
Chris Placek, Staff Writer at the Daily Herald

We will be charging $20 before Thanksgiving to cover food and the first drink for everyone.  After Thanksgiving/at the door, we will charge $25.
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Discuss trends emerging for post-pandemic commercial and residential real estate industries
  • Gain valuable insight into how company leaders are tackling new office spaces and workplace retention
  • Identify new investment opportunities
  • Explore conversations around the Arlington Park opportunity with the Chicago Bears 

Women's Event
Tuesday, February 15, 2022


Pivoting in a Pandemic World - October 2020

Speakers: Steve Zaleski '04, Jerry Cataldo '77, and Anthony Navarro '99
Steve Zaleski '04, Jerry Cataldo '77, and Anthony Navarro '99 shared how their year has been anything but normal with COVID-19. Attendees gained valuable insight into how alumni and families have changed the way they have done business. Plus, they discover new ideas and ways to adapt and shift your work for the long-term impact of the coronavirus.

Watch the Virtual Panel Discussion:

2021: Economic Risk and Opportunity - January 2021

Speakers: Sheila Stygar ‘89, Tom Southall, and Jim Platania ‘08
Sheila Stygar ‘89, head of global talent acquisition at AbbVie, Tom Southall, retired vice president of Global Innovation at ITW and former Board of Trustees chairperson, and Jim Platania ‘08, wealth management advisor at Platania Financial, Inc. talk about mergers and acquisitions, the job market, personal finance, and the economic outlook for 2021.  

Watch the Virtual Panel Discussion:

Entrepreneurship for Millennials and Gen Z - April 2021

Speakers: Ally Redig ‘11, Dan Klein ‘06, and Alex Campbell ‘10
Ally Redig ‘11, president and founder of ‎Ally Redig Athlete Relations, Dan Klein ‘06, CEO and co-founder of Tiesta Tea, Alex Campbell ‘10, founder and CEO of SavorWe talk about product development, delegation, mental health, and more.  

Watch the Virtual Panel Discussion:

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Saint Viator High School

Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.