Behind Every Small Business is a Family

Focuscope, 1990

Ann Rooney began Focuscope at her kitchen table in 1980. Her first projects were completed by standing on busy corners in downtown Chicago handing out free samples and recruiting her friends and family to join in her work. From these humble beginnings, the business grew into what it is today. Focuscope would be nothing without the foundation and hard work to which Ann devoted her life.

Ann had the extraordinary gift of being able to talk to and connect with anyone she met. These talents, along with her tenacious and feisty nature, allowed Ann to always achieve what she set her mind to. Her friendly and family-focused mindset set the tone for the environment of Focuscope and her legacy is evident to this day.