The idea of starting a spa business came to Jimmy Bakopoulos, CEO of HM Day Spa when he became the victim of stress and tension of everyday life. He also suffered from anxiety attacks and getting massages on regular basis worked wonders for him. Jimmy strongly believes in the relaxation approach and in 1997 he opened his first location in Morton Grove. HM Day Spa has now expanded to 10 locations total, including: Gold Coast, West Loop, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect, Schaumburg, Lombard, Naperville, Orland Park and Gurnee. To realize his dream of a spa business, the entrepreneur sold his family’s grocery store in Chicago, Jimmy’s Produce, and concentrated fully.