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Friday, Mar 8, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Cubs Launch "Committed" Marketing Campaign

Cubs Launch

Team focuses on loyal fans in 2013 advertising. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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By Lisa Balde
      

Cubs Owners Buy Nearby McDonald's Parcel

The Ricketts family hasn't been shy about making bold off-season Cubs maneuvers. Their latest play: buying up the McDonald's property and parking lot across the street from Wrigley Field for $20 million. Read »

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NBC Chicago's "How-To" start up blog aims to help your entrepreneurial idea germinate and grow into a fully functioning business. Lean on our experts, ask questions and find out best practices to take your passion project professional.

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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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David Wolinsky David Wolinsky is a freelance writer, lifelong Chicagoan, and reasonably handsome business-study scion.
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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