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Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Mayor Emanuel Honors 1871 Startups

Mayor Emanuel Honors 1871 Startups

The beloved digital hub for start-ups is about to get a little love from on high: Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn are holding a luncheon Thursday for 1871’s leadership and the six member companies that... Read »

Thursday, Jun 6, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Small Businesses Added 35,000 Jobs in May: Report

Small Businesses Added 35,000 Jobs in May: Report

The Chicago weather is dreary and confusing and very weird, so here’s some sunny news: According to Intuit Payroll’s May Small Business Indexes, “revenue trends of the nation’s small businesses with fewer... Read »

Friday, May 3, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How 1871 Has Changed Chicago’s Startup World

How 1871 Has Changed Chicago’s Startup World

There was a time when it seemed like Groupon and daily deals were Chicago and the startup world’s future. That has changed radically, certainly within the last year. As Groupon’s star has been waning, the notion... Read »

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 2:13 PM
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By David Wolinsky

New Chicago Startup Launches Every 44 Hours: Report

New Chicago Startup Launches Every 44 Hours: Report

Built in Chicago, the online community for Chicago startups and entrepreneurs, has just released its 2012 Digital Startup Report, and it’s got some pretty interesting and encouraging tidbits that you might be... Read »

Monday, Oct 29, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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By David Wolinsky

The 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards and Takeaways

The 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards and Takeaways

It was a night of glitz, a night of glamor and a night where the word "innovation" was said an innovative amount of times very innovatively about some of Chicago's most innovative innovating companies who... Read »

Thursday, Sep 6, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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By Kevin Willer, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why Chicago is the Best Place to Start a Digital Startup

Why Chicago is the Best Place to Start a Digital Startup

In this, my first attempt at an Inc. Well blog post on entrepreneurship, I wanted to share why I believe Chicago is the best place to launch a digital startup. Many people have contributed to building the... Read »

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Built in Chicago Names City's Top 100 Digital Companies

Built in Chicago Names City's Top 100 Digital Companies

If Americans love two things, it's lists and articles about lists. Well, folks, I am happy to provide and indulge your passions, because that's exactly what this is. On Thursday, Built in Chicago's Maria Katris... Read »

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Illinois Named Third Worst for Businesses

Illinois Named Third Worst for Businesses

Turns out the second city is the third worst when it comes to ranking states by how good they are to do business in. Illinois took the most dubious of bronze medals in a recent national survey of CEOs in... Read »

Monday, Dec 19, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago No. 4 Among Economically Powerful Cities

Chicago No. 4 Among Economically Powerful Cities

There's no sense sugarcoating this, but there's also no sense in doing that anyway, because you've probably noticed: This is the time of year when all your favorite publications dolly out lists, and even The... Read »

Monday, Nov 7, 2011 at 12:08 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Rand McNally, Navistar Go International

Rand McNally, Navistar Go International

Warrenville's Navistar Inc., the holding company that owns the manufacturer of International brand commercial trucks, has announced it'll be teaming up with Skokie's Rand McNally, the makers of those fine... Read »

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