About Us

The Glenview Mentoring Program is the brainchild of the Young Professionals Group, a segment of Glenview’s Chamber of Commerce. It’s a micro-mentoring program that invites young people to spend time learning about a specific profession, field of work, or line of business. Offering options for animal lovers,  numbers people, the mechanically inclined,  and more, the program is an investment in the community’s growth and well-being.
If you’re a student, what are you waiting for? Dive into our list of options.
If you’re a parent or teacher, learn more about what we do.
Why we do it

Positive Exposure = Opportunity

The Village of Glenview is a community that takes pride in supporting and investing in the stability and well-being of its inhabitants. There is no better way of doing this than helping to co-create a positive future for our youth.


How does it work?

Parents, counselors, and teachers who feel they might have a student in need of motivation and perspective, can search through a database of participating local business who will offer an hour or two of their time to help micro-mentor a young person from the community.

Recently Joined Member

Gary Glenn

Stitch Mine
Website: Contact Mentor

Biographical Info

Gary Glenn spent the majority of his career in media communication and the advertising industry working in various radio and television stations around the country. Beginning his career at Grey Advertising in New York, he landed a job just out of college in graphic production. Gary quickly moved into account service and continued his career in advertising until moving to media sales at WTIX radio in New Orleans, Louisiana. He spent the next ten years as a sales executive for several media organizations including KTXH-TV in Houston Texas and KPLR-TV in St. Louis. In 1986 Gary took a position as a senior planning consultant with Impact Resources, a research and strategic planning consultancy in Columbus Ohio where he supervised research and strategic planning projects for various media and Fortune 500 companies. While at Impact Resources, Gary developed several programs to track retail buying behavior and trade area analysis. In 1989, Gary started his own consulting firm specializing in marketing research and strategic market planning. He successfully sold the firm in 1993 staying on for the transition and then took a position as Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Tasco, an international distributor of sport and recreational optics products located in Miami Florida. Overseeing all aspects of marketing and public relations, Gary completely restructured the company’s marketing and sales systems establishing new markets in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. In addition, Gary oversaw the development and launch of several new products that contributed to Tasco’s growth and increasing market share over 44%. Gary moved to ABC/Disney where he was Director of Sales over the Chicago group of radio stations. In 2001, Gary left ABC and co-founded NewsWire One with the concept that internet technology could dramatically improve the process of corporate news distribution. NewsWire One was acquired in 2005 and Gary transitioned the firm through 2006. Entrepreneurialism has always been in his blood so Gary decided to start StitchMine Custom Embroidery in 2006. With an eye detail and quality Gary quickly differentiated StitchMine as premium quality and service provider for businesses apparel and accessories. StitchMine now resides in Glenview, Illinois with a sales office in Washington DC.

Categories: Artistically Minded, People Person

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