DAN & ROSEMARY KONZ'S
AMERICAN DREAM STORY
Dan Konz was born and raised in Flushing Long Island. Dan loved the water and started swimming at age 4. He was a Physical Director of the Flushing YMCA. Dan became a professional lifeguard and worked at Jones Beach in Long Island from 1958 to 1964. He saved over 500 people from drowning during this time. This is where he also met and married his first wife and had 3 children. He became a Training supervisor for Friendly’s Ice Cream Restaurant and was promoted to District Manager. In 1968, Dan moved to
Tucson, Arizona where he had relatives. He worked in the freight industry there for about 15 years there. He moved to Chicago afterward, where he became an Entrepreneur and owned several restaurants. Dan invented a product called "Champion Chip" which was an ice cream cookie sandwich. Dan built the business and opened up accounts with major fast-food chains and the Southland Corporation, owners of the 7-11 retail stores. The sales exploded and he ultimately sold it to the Southland Corporation. Dan continued to use his creative genius to invent another product - Shine Plus - which was an innovative product to shine shoes quickly and efficiently. He built that brand very quickly as well and sold it to a large manufacturing company. So it is safe to say that Dan was born to be an Entrepreneur!
Rosemary Konz was born and raised in Cicero, IL. Adopted as a baby and blessed to be with a loving family. She has one sibling. Her father retired as a Lieutenant with the Town of Cicero Police Department and her Mother was a Town of Cicero Trustee. Her first job was at St. Frances of Rome Rectory helping out with office duties. Rosemary attended grammar school at St. Frances of Rome and graduated 1983 from Nazareth Academy
in LaGrange Park. She received an Associate in Arts Degree from Morton College in Cicero and attended the University of Illinois at Chicago. Rosemary worked at Jewel Food Stores for 6 years. Starting out bagging groceries, she quickly moved up to being a cashier and promoted to Customer Service Desk. This is where she also met and married her first husband. She also worked several office jobs including Metlife, American Nuclear Society, and L&H Company. After being downsized from a corporate position, Rosemary went to Aurora Career Center and earned a Barber’s license. She worked at Hairline Creations in Arlington Heights for several years before meeting Dan at the Sanctuary Hair Salon in Hinsdale.
Dan and Rosemary were married
April 13, 1999
YOU & ME, INC
You & Me Inc.in July 1998, they formed You & Me, Inc. and started selling promotional products. They have been helping businesses benefit from using customized promotional items. Whether it be building your business by attracting new clients, keeping your message in front of current clients, or keeping your employees satisfied with special gifts, they love to help your business. They can help you promote your company by adding your name or logo to any product.
Dan and Rosemary are members of Chamber 630, Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, Darien Chamber of Commerce, Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce, Orland Park Chamber of Commerce & Cary-Grove Chamber of Commerce. They are always supporting community events by donating their time & products. In 2008, Dan founded the Talk Again Support Group for Laryngectomees in Downers Grove at the Bastian Voice Institute and he was the President of the Woodridge Chamber of Commerce from 1999-2001.
YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS
Dan & Rosemary are both CANCER SURVIVORS. Unfortunately lost his voice box to throat cancer in 2007. An avid swimmer all his life, Dan lost the one thing he loved most - swimming. But instead of becoming depressed and feeling sorry for himself, Dan has put his faith in GOD and accepts that GOD has a plan for each and every one of us. He feels that God has put him on this path for a reason and now feels that he has to help others with their health to avoid disease like cancer. When Dan & Rosemary found Young Living in 2013, they both knew that Essential Oils could help many people live a healthy lifestyle. They are committed to helping you live your healthiest life. True wellness starts from within, and Young Living offers an extensive array of nutrition products and essential oils to support wellness. In order to help you live a toxin-free lifestyle, Young Living offers personal care and household products to ensure that you and your family can benefit from naturally derived products for every part of your day. In 2018, Rosemary became a student of UZIT (Urban Zen Integrative Therapy) An integrative therapy session incorporates three gentle healing modalities: Reiki, essential oil therapy and yoga therapy. This integrative approach is uniquely designed to address the primary symptoms of PANIC™ (Pain, Anxiety, Nausea, Insomnia, Constipation and Exhaustion).