Not only has women’s clothing retailer Hot Mama undergone a name change earlier this summer to better address their growing clientele, but on Aug. 20 they also opened their new, bigger, location, now at 165 Van Buren Ave., Main Street Promenade, in downtown Naperville.
“This new store is about 80% bigger,” gleams founder and CEO Megan Tamte, who grew up a native Chicagoan, born in Lisle.
When Hot Mama originally opened in Naperville in 2009 at 55 S. Main St., it was well received by customers who enjoy the contemporary boutique setting that caters to busy moms and offers personalized styling consultations in every store.
The decision to rebrand Hot Mama is part of the growing process of the chain, says Tarnte who opened the first store in her current hometown of Edina, Minnesota, in 2004. “Our mission is staying the same,” she emphasizes.
“Hot Mama is a fun and playful name. But we are not a maternity store which people may associate with the name,” Tamte explains the name change.
Tamte and her creative team, including chief creative officer from Chicago, kept coming up with the word ‘Eve’, which means life, remembers the founder. Evereve was a natural succession, it reads the same from left to right as from right to left, and embodies the ‘full of life’ and empowering mission of Hot Mama, now Evereve, Tamte says.
Amy Alonso was brought in as store manager for the new location and has had many years of experience in Naperville and setting up other stores, says Tamte. She is excited to be back and part of the new location, Tamte adds.
The new location in Naperville will continue to offer a wide selection of hand-picked items that reflect busy lifestyles of moms. “We are constantly getting new merchandize,” says Tamte of her team of fashion curators who pick and choose from trade shows from all four corners of the U.S.
“We are always looking for stylists that ‘love fashion, are fun and love people’,” repeats Tamte the mantra of Evereve. Drop off your resume at the store or email to email@example.com.
Solo practice for seasoned psychologist
Dr. Thomas MacRoy recently opened his solo practice, DuPage Psychology Associates, at 608 S. Washington St., in Naperville, focusing on treating individual adults, couples, and also helping families dealing with adjustments to aging and care-giving.
“I believe because people are resilient, with appropriate support and perspective, they can improve their lives,” says MacRoy, addressing stress, anxiety, mood regulations, and communication issues of adults.
MacRoy looks to offering experienced and compassionate care to assist clients in finding solutions to a variety of life challenges, such as those surrounding relationships, work or retirement, illness, aging, loss or grief, and care-taking responsibilities, says MacRoy.
Coordinating with medical providers is another one of MacRoy’s focuses, as he brings years of experience as a staff psychologist at Hines V.A. Hospital in Chicago with him, where he worked in the consultation and liaison services coordinating and consulting with physicians and their medical patients.
“Together we can explore feelings, discover alternate ways of looking at things, and perhaps even laugh a little,” he says. “I strive to establish a client relationship that is truly collaborative.”
Know of a business coming to or leaving Naperville? Contact Daina Saleh at firstname.lastname@example.org.Tags: Comings & Goings, shopping
Where: 165 Van Buren Ave., Main Street Promenade, Naperville
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
DuPage Psychological Associates
Where: 608 S. Washington St., Suite 211, Naperville
Hours: By appointment