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Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 6:08 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher
      

Motorola Unveils Chicago Headquarters

Motorola Mobility’s new global headquarters in Chicago were on full display Tuesday. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 10:37 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Facility to Promote Chicago's Women-Owned Tech Startups

Facility to Promote Chicago's Women-Owned Tech Startups

Women in Chicago’s tech world will soon have a new opportunity. Read »

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Emanuel Names Task Force for Shuttered Dominick's Stores

Emanuel Names Task Force for Shuttered Dominick's Stores

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to appoint a high-level city task force Thursday to market vacant Dominick’s stores. Read »

Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 at 12:30 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Chicago Launches 'Buy Local' Campaign

Chicago Launches 'Buy Local' Campaign

As the holidays near Chicago officials want residents to pay extra attention to what they buy. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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By Haley BeMiller

Chicago Small Business Center To Go Paperless by 2016

Chicago Small Business Center To Go Paperless by 2016

The City of Chicago will make the Small Business Center paperless by 2016 in an effort to provide efficient services for residents and business owners. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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Chicago Ideas Week Kicks Off With CIW YOU(th) Event

Less than three weeks before the start of Chicago Ideas Week, ideas begin to swirl Thursday for the annual series' official kickoff event. Watch it live here! Read »

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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By Haley BeMiller

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Small Business in the City

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Small Business in the City

Chicago Ideas Week presents Small Business in the City. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Rahm Appoints Desiree Rogers to Choose Chicago Board

Rahm Appoints Desiree Rogers to Choose Chicago Board

Rogers, Rahm previously worked together in Obama White House. Read »

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 at 7:12 AM
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By Michelle Relerford

Small Business Center Opens In Chicago

Small Business Center Opens In Chicago

A new center makes resources available to local entrepreneurs whose dream is to open a small business in Chicago. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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By Marcus Riley, Charlie Wojciechowski
      

Food Truck Proponents Sue City

Group seeks to loosen restrictions against food truck operators. Read »

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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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