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Lise Schleicher

Lise Schleicher Lise spent several years working in floral design, corporate human resources and retail management before catching the entrepreneurial bug and striking out on her own, opening BasketWorks in 1997. She has a BS in Business Administration and a MA Labor & Industrial Relations. With her educational background, employment background, and business ownership, Lise is knowledgeable about all aspects of business, from marketing to design to long term planning. Lise's work has received awards including 1st place for Executive Design, 2nd place in the First Annual Idea Café “Mom Grant” and being named to Gift Basket Review’s Top 50 Gift Basket Companies twice. She has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, on WBBM radio, and in the Gift Basket Design Book. She has also been recognized as volunteer of the year by both her local chamber of commerce and her synagogue. Lise attributes BasketWorks’ success to a very strong business planning combined with the support and assistance of family and friends. Being an instructor is meaningful to Lise, as she has a passion for sharing her knowledge, and she loves to be able to “pay forward” all of the assistance she has received from her mentors over the years.