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Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 2:46 PM
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By Colleen Connolly

Motorola's Striking New Chicago Headquarters

Motorola marks a homecoming to Chicago in the unveiling of their new global... See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 2:48 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Chicago-Area Business Shows Big Blackhawks Pride

Chicago-Area Business Shows Big Blackhawks Pride

One Chicago-area business has taken their Blackhawks pride to a new level. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 12:05 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Which Cities Get to Work Latest

According to recent data, employees in some cities arrive at work later than... See Full Gallery »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Lagunitas Fires Up First Batch of Chicago Brew

Lagunitas Fires Up First Batch of Chicago Brew

Laganitas bottled it's first batch of beer at its new Douglas Park facility Friday. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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By Zack Price

How to Brand "Like Mike"

How to Brand

Michael Jordan entered the NBA highly touted out of the University of North Carolina after hitting the NCAA championship game winning shot for North Carolina and his mentor, Dean Smith. Clutch. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 6:45 AM
      

Parking App Lets Drivers Pay Via Cell Phone

Paying the parking meter and displaying a receipt in your car window will soon be a thing of the past. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Malort Documentary Set to Debut This Summer

Chicago’s Jeppson’s Malort is apparently getting its shot at the big screen. Read »

Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 6:39 AM
CEO Spotlight: Ifbyphone's Irv Shapiro

CEO Spotlight: Ifbyphone's Irv Shapiro

Ifbyphone founder discusses how his voice-based autmation company helps marketing and sales professionals take complete control of the voice engagement with their customers. Watch »

Friday, Apr 4, 2014 at 4:07 AM
SMS Assist's Mike Rothman

SMS Assist's Mike Rothman

SMS Assist's CEO discusses how his Chicago-based startup utilized cloud-based technology to revolutionize the service facilities industry. Watch »

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 10:17 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

New App Offers "Apartment Inspection" for Chicago Renters

New App Offers

Chicago renters can now use an app to determine if an apartment is up to code for their living standards. Read »

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Daily Deals

Daily Deals

Learn from the original daily deals site, Groupon.

Pets

Pets

Some officials have estimated the City of Chicago's dog population to be somewhere around 500,000. Add in all the cats, fish and birds and you've got yourself an industry just begging -- and barking -- to be...

Social Media

Social Media

Social media offers traditional business minds a 12-6 curve ball. But we can help.

Fashion

Fashion

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Marketing

Marketing

Good luck making a dent in the public conscience if you don't have marketing and branding plan to get your message out.

Food Business

Food Business

Experts say 90 percent of new restaurants fail in their first year of operation. You want to be the 10 percent that makes it. But how?

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