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Theresa L. Goodrich is an Emmy-winning author and content creator with a penchant for storytelling and a keen eye. She’s the founder and publisher of The Local Tourist and author of the Two Lane Gems book series. Theresa has appeared in several Chicago media, including Crain’s Chicago, the Chicago Tribune, the former Chicagoist, WGN, WLUP, and WCIU. She was one of the founding bloggers of ChicagoNow, was the Chicago Expert for, and is a contributor to She’s spoken on marketing, motivation, and entrepreneurship at several panels and conferences, mentors at the exclusive Bloghouse conference, and is a featured speaker at the San Diego Travel & Adventure Show. She’s also spoken at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show and in October, 2019, led a writer’s workshop in partnership with Midwest Travel Network and Hendricks County, Indiana. When Theresa’s not writing, speaking, or on the road, she’s cooking and planning her next adventure.


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