In addition to overseeing his four well-respected businesses in Chicago, Jay writes and speaks about the journey of building a business.

Jay is well known for his ability to connect with an audience - his perspective includes being a retailer, manufacturer, distributor and overseeing an outside sales force.

Jay regularly shares the realities of running a business on his New York Times blog and in his speeches.



Voted Best Custom Picture Framer by Chicago Magazine, Artists Frame Service is the largest custom picture frame store in the country. 

With an average tenure of ten years, their framing consultants are the most experienced in the business. Their selection of frames is unmatched, from simple poster frames to exclusive moulding designs imported direct from Europe. For 35 years the industry and their customers have recognized Artists Frame Service for elevating both the art and science of picture framing. Find out more at

At Jayson Home, beautiful things aren’t just a passion. They’re an obsession.

For nearly twenty years, they’ve been scouring the globe for modern and vintage furnishings and home accessories designed to inspire. Timeless but always of the moment. Sophisticated but never stuffy. Edgy but elegant. These are Jayson Home’s guideposts for collecting an ever-evolving mix of modern day and one-of-a-kind vintage furniture, tableware, lighting, candles, books, pillows, textiles and more. Over the years, this urban home emporium has evolved from a landmark building in Chicago to an online destination for home-interior devotees and designers. Jayson Home’s incredibly savvy clients push them to continually evolve, offering an always-exciting collection of products and the highest level of service. View the latest collection at


Chicago Art Source is a contemporary art gallery and full-service art consulting firm serving both the corporate and residential communities. 

Chicago Art Source's vast inventory of paintings, photography, sculpture and prints is the result of relationships with a large and diverse core of contemporary artists. Known for global art searches, fresh contemporary art exhibits, and a full range of corporate art services, Chicago Art Source is uniquely qualified to handle the art and framing needs of art lovers, designers and businesses. Visit to learn about the full range of capabilities including gallery services, consultation, art acquisition, custom framing, installation and project management.

Bella Moulding is the wholesale division of Artists Frame Service.

In the early 1990's, Jay started Bella Moulding to import unique and magnificent mouldings from Europe to sell in his framing store. He realized that other frame shops in the country were unable to buy direct and could benefit from his new European moulding line, so he began selling to them. Today Bella Moulding's boutique line is in hundreds of frame shops across the country. Visit to learn more.