Meet The Authors Event
Barbara’s Bookstore in the Hawthorn Mall
February 2, 2019
Anna Razdolsky was honored to participate in a meet the local authors event at the new Barbara’s Bookstore in the Hawthorn Mall. The event and signing, corresponded with the store’s Family Fun Day held Saturday, February 2 and featured a puppet show, a folk music performance, storytelling time by the local authors and a balloon artist. Several of Anna’s own Forever Smiles team members from the Buffalo Grove orthodontic practice of her husband, Dr. Yan Razdolsky attended in support of Anna. A great time was had by all and Anna really loved meeting children in the area.
Women In Leadership Program
March 16, 2017
The Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) hosted a Women in Leadership at the Union League Club of Chicago in honor of International Women’s Day. The program boasted a reception, sit-down dinner and a distinguished panel of noted Chicago area women.
Ana Dutra – President and Chief Executive Officer, The Executives’ Club of Chicago
Yana Reznik – Founder, Producer, Pianist and Host “Playful Talk” show
Rita Fisher – VP and Head of Global Business Services, The Kraft Heinz Company
Thea Durfee Polancic – Founder and President, Chicago Chapter of Conscious Capitalism, Inc.
November 3, 2016
The Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) toasted Slavic cultural heritage at the fourth annual Firebird Gala at the Union League Club of Chicago. Co-chaired by Aleksandra Efimova and Prince Piotr Galitzine, over 130 guests enjoyed the evening, which featured a special performance by famed coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova. Proceeds supported the Moscow Committee of CSCI and the Firebird Scholarship Fund.
Russian Speaking Women’s Leadership Roundtable
August 19, 2016
Raising Awareness for Good Oral Health
June 10, 2016
Through community outreach and special programs Anna acts as a smile ambassador in support of education and awareness of children’s health issues in the greater Chicago area. In addition to financial support, she and her husband, noted Chicago orthodontist, Dr. Yan Razdolsky work with local organizations to host contests that teach children the importance of these concerns.
One such collaboration, is Forever Smiles Orthodontic’s annual contest in partnership with Art Studio ARTISHOCK. Artishock provides Fine Art classes for children ages 4 – 12 through adults. Lessons are designed to introduce fundamental visual art concepts to children, teens and adults. Their program helps to develop the ability to identify the elements of art in the environment and in works of art.
In May, Forever Smiles held its 4th Annual Art Studio ArtiShock exhibition featuring original works inspired by Anna Razdolsky’s book, “The Smile Team.” Exhibited in their Forever Smiles orthodontic office and highlighted on their Facebook page, every piece truly represented each child’s unique interpretation of the illustrator’s work.
For this year’s contest, Artishock students provided 32 entries in three categories – ages 5 to 7, 8 to 9 and 10 and older. Congratulations to this years’ winners, announced at the Artishock 7th Annual Art Show “All You Need is Art” held June 5 at the Forever Young Center. First place winners are Jessica G., Talia Z. and Victoria L. Each received a one-semester Artishock tuition prize from Forever Smiles. Second place finishers are Elizabeth G., Sofia L. and Anastasia R. They each received one semester of art supplies for their entries.
Many thanks to Talia Prilutsky, owner and director of Art Studio Artishock. Also, thank you to all the parents and kids, our talented young artists, for their participation.
Women In Leadership Panel Discussion & Dinner
March 10, 2016
The Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International celebrated International Women’s Day with Women in Leadership on the evening of Thursday, March 10, 2016, at the Union League Club of Chicago. With over 80 guests, including Russian-speaking and American guests, both ladies and gentlemen, Women in Leadership featured a panel of distinguished women who have succeeded as entrepreneurs and business leaders in Chicago, along with networking and dinner.
Russian Speaking Roundtable
May 3, 2016
Anna and her husband, noted Chicago area Orthodontist, Dr. Yan Razdolsky hosted Congressman Bob Dold of District 10 and the Russian-Speaking Business Leaders roundtable breakfast, Tuesday, May 3.
A small business owner himself, Congressman Dold understands the constant struggles that a business leader may face and is committed to working to address questions and concerns of his business owner constituents. He believes that together we can begin tackling critical healthcare issues for our country and for our economy.
In addition to acknowledging the more than 20 professional leaders in attendance, Anna would also like to extend her gratitude to Meeting Chair Leader, Aleksandra Efimova and District Representative and Eastern European Community Liaison, Victoria Williams from the congressman’s office for inviting her and Forever Smiles to be a part of this very impactful and influential event.
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