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Cary Chessick Photo Cary Chessick,, President & CEO

"Client Gold on a Paper-thin Budget!"

Listen to Briefing from 06/02/06 & Receive Handout

Cary Chessick is the president and chief executive officer of, which has grown to become the nation's premier online dining directory, resource and certificate provider for more than 7,000 restaurants nationwide. In 2001, Cary introduced the current business model for dining certificate sales, offering $25 dining certificates at restaurants for $10 directly through In late 2004, Chessick complemented the offering by introducing Dining Dough, a subsidiary and redemption-only site that allows businesses to use dining certificates as sales incentives, customer acquisition offerings and client gifts.

Cary was a finalist for the 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Illinois. His company has been featured in many national media outlets including i. Before founding, Cary attended DePaul University College of Law and the University of Illinois.

Contact Information:

Cary Chessick
President & CEO,,
1500 West Shure Drive, Suite 200
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(v) 928-254-9188
(f) 847-506-9685