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Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 at 10:53 AM
Spotlight: Chicago Startup Analyte Health

Spotlight: Chicago Startup Analyte Health

Co-founder Dan Malven and CEO Sridhar Murthy discuss how an innovative idea to create an easy online tool for STD testing has grown into a thriving business and their plans for expansion. Watch »

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 at 11:56 AM
CEO Spotlight: Orbitz Worldwide's Barney Harford

CEO Spotlight: Orbitz Worldwide's Barney Harford

Online travel site's CEO discusses how the Chicago-based company stays ahead of the curve in a competitive market. Watch »

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 12:09 PM
CEO Spotlight: Excelerate's Troy Henikoff

CEO Spotlight: Excelerate's Troy Henikoff

Troy Henikoff offers the inside scoop on what it takes for a business to get chosen for one of the best startup incubators in the country. Watch »

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 11:22 AM
CEO Spotlight: Local Offer Network's Dan Hess

CEO Spotlight: Local Offer Network's Dan Hess

Hess discusses how his Chicago-based company has thrived as the engine behind many organization's online deals campaigns. Watch »

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Spotlight: Morningstar's Greg Goff

Spotlight: Morningstar's Greg Goff

Company's Chief Technology Officer discusses how the tech company has evolved to provide a myriad of unique services for its customer base. Watch »

Thursday, Sep 6, 2012 at 3:10 PM
CEO Spotlight: Tastytrade's Tom Sosnoff

CEO Spotlight: Tastytrade's Tom Sosnoff

The founder and CEO discusses how the company has found success in taking a new approach to the financial media industry. Watch »

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Spotlight: Vibes Mobile Marketing Solutions

Spotlight: Vibes Mobile Marketing Solutions

Vibes founders Alex Campbell and Jack Philbin discuss how they got in front of the mobile marketing industry and how they manage to stay on top. Watch »

Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 8:00 AM
Spotlight: BrightTag's Marc Kiven & Mike Sands

Spotlight: BrightTag's Marc Kiven & Mike Sands

The company's founder and CEO offer advice on how to attract venture capital funding, their company's culture and what keeps them up at night. Watch »

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Spotlight: Narrative Science

Spotlight: Narrative Science

The company's CTO and CEO discuss how a project that originated out of Northwestern University has blossomed into a viable business model that is changing the way media companies and large-scale companies... Watch »

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Spotlight: Digitas President Tony Weisman

Spotlight: Digitas President Tony Weisman

Weisman discusses how his company has manged to innovate and thrive in the constantly evolving marketing industry. Watch »

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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

There are plenty of questions for a fledgling fashionista to answer. Never fear: We've got the goods.

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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Kim Vatis Kim Vatis joined NBC5 News in 1997. She currently Anchors the weekend morning newscasts, is general assignment reporter and special projects reporter for the 10 PM newscasts.
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