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Mac & Cheese Productions

Chicago

Mac & Cheese Productions creates spaces that build connection: to others, to opportunities, to self. To a Life of Yes.

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Mac & Cheese Productions creates spaces that build connection: to others, to opportunities, to self. To a Life of Yes.

Were you ever that sixth grader standing in the cafeteria unsure where to sit, self-consciously holding your tray, looking around for a friendly face? Saya was. And too often that friendly face never materialized. It was a lonely, devastating feeling that she felt repeatedly. Now as a forty-something far removed from the literal cafeteria, she witnesses adults waiting for the “Oh thank god" wave over — Saya decided to become the wave.

Called “Accessible Oprah,” Saya Hillman is an Evanston, Illinois native, Montessori and Boston College graduate, and Chicago resident. She’s been blissfully self-employed via her lifestyle business Mac & Cheese Productions since 2004. Mac & Cheese creates spaces that build connection: to others, to opportunities, to self. From in-person events to online experiences to physical products to 1 on 1 services to resources, Mac & Cheese offers individuals and groups avenues to growth, fulfillment, & community. The Mac & Cheese tree is large and odd-shaped, one of a kind and hard to elevator pitch, but to simplify, its roots are a) make life easy and fulfilling for self and others and b) find something that brings you joy and use it to bring joy to others. In other words, a Life of Yes tree.

Saya was one of Brazen Careerist’s Top Twenty Young Professionals to Watch, has been featured in Forbes and the New York Times, and is a TEDx speaker. She’s married to someone she met at her own event and they pulled off an almost 100% bartered wedding, as featured in the Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post.

Saya loves cleaning, 2 for 1 deals, improv, travel hacking (flew 1st class to Japan for $250), the Container Store, fostering puppies, and the Whole Foods hot bar.