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Meet Our Winner

First Midwest Bank and 101.9 THE MIX are pleased to announce that Flavia Lamberghini, owner of Apple Dental Care in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, has taken the top prize in the 2020 Inspiring Women in Business contest.


In addition to running Apple Dental Care, Lamberghini is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry of the University of Illinois, where she trains and mentors dentists. Over the years, Lamberghini’s business has grown exponentially, from a solo practitioner to a team of 21 dentists. She currently partners with Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Department of Public Health in the CPS-Dental Program to provide dental exams and cleaning to more than 50,000 children every year, regardless of socioeconomic background, coexisting medical conditions and ability to pay for the service.

Lamberghini also sponsors an annual dental mission trip to Panama, partners with the Red Cross to enhance the participation of parents in blood donation campaigns and has created an educational program for her employees who want to pursue their Dental Assistant State Certification.

Congratulations To Our Runner Ups!


Owner of Excellence By Design


Owner of Metaphrasis

Dr. Karen

President & CEO of CSMI


Owner of Sizzles Restaurant


Owner of DesRochers Back Yard Pools


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