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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 »

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 11:58 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Chicago Innovation Awards to Ring NASDAQ Bell

Chicago Innovation Awards to Ring NASDAQ Bell

Chicago innovators will be in New York City Monday to close the NASDAQ Stock Market, the premiere exchange for technology companies. Read »

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 3:04 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Chicago Developers Turn Divvy Data into Dating Site

Chicago Developers Turn Divvy Data into Dating Site

Looking for love? You might want to try Divvy. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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By Charlie Wojciechowski
      

Rideshare Drivers Ask Judge To Intervene in Taxi Lawsuit

Drivers from three of Chicago's ridesharing companies gathered at the Dirksen Federal Building Tuesday to file a motion to intervene in the lawsuit filed by a group of taxi owners. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Announces Chicago Location

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Announces Chicago Location

Chicago can add another swanky destination to its culinary and hospitality slate. Read »

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Daily Deals

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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...

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Social Media

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Fashion

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Marketing

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Food Business

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