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Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Sam Yagan on the Need for Irrational Entrepreneurship

Go to There: Sam Yagan on the Need for Irrational Entrepreneurship

If you haven’t heard of Sam Yagan, you’ve surely heard of his work. He’s the co-founder of Excelerate Labs at 1871 and was also recently named the CEO of match.com. He’s also the co-founder and CEO of... Read »

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Apple Store’s Hourlong Session on Collaborating Across State Lines

Go to There: Apple Store’s Hourlong Session on Collaborating Across State Lines

We haven’t done a Go to There featuring the Apple Store ever, which is weird, because they have tons of events all the time that are completely in our wheelhouse. This one comes with a little short notice (it’s... Read »

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 7:01 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Next Door’s WordPress Jumpstart

Go to There: Next Door’s WordPress Jumpstart

If you’re running your own business, chances are you’re also (probably) running your own website. But even the best Renaissance men and women and children aren’t expert at everything. It’s doubtful marketing,... Read »

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: JVS’ Starting a Small Business in Illinois Event

Go to There: JVS’ Starting a Small Business in Illinois Event

Starting a new business, or anything new, can be tough. It can be hard to tell where to start, what to think of before even starting and all the other things you haven’t even thought to think of. That’s okay.... Read »

Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Give to There: Operation Gratitude

Give to There: Operation Gratitude

As you’ve been out shopping and consuming mass quantities and doing other good-consumer things, you’ve no doubt probably noticed the donation bins at places like Jewel and Staples for jackets and shoes and other... Read »

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: AWS’ First-Ever Conference

Go to There: AWS’ First-Ever Conference

Amazon Web Services, the online merchant’s collection of remote computing services that comprise its cloud-computing platform, will be hosting its first-ever conference. Read »

Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: CCC's Certified Sustainability Training Workshop

Go to There: CCC's Certified Sustainability Training Workshop

Everyone wants to go green, and that's usually about as far as most people take that sentiment: they only say so. You can stand out from the earth-mehing herds by attending the Chicagoland Chamber's Dec. 4 event... Read »

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Red Radius' Co-Founder Speed Dating

Go to There: Red Radius' Co-Founder Speed Dating

It's a little early for New Year's Resolutions -- and who really does those, anyway? -- but come Nov. 27 you could scratch "try speed dating" and "find a co-founder" off your to-do list in one fell swoop. Red... Read »

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 1:23 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Unwrap Chicago: Buy Local

Go to There: Unwrap Chicago: Buy Local

This is more of a "go to your radar" more than a specific event you can attend per se, but surely you've heard of the "localvore" movement, or if not, folks who try to above all else support local merchants... Read »

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Building Your Brand Through Facebook Webinar

Go to There: Building Your Brand Through Facebook Webinar

Like it or not, Facebook isn't going anywhere anytime soon. It will continue to shift, change, morph and evolve as a social-networking platform, but its ubiquity for civilians and businesses alike is here to... Read »

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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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