Chicago Oct 28, 2019

All Funding Streams Have Challenges

Dee Dee Chesley is on the Board of Directors for Christopher House, a family of schools located in Chicago. She discusses the organization’s unique birth to eighth grade continuum model, the challenge...

  • CEO Sep 12, 2019

    Do What You Say You're Going To Do

    Tony Iannessa is the Founder & CEO of BIG Construction, a general contractor and construction management firm specializing in corporate interiors. BIG Construction’s collaborative approach to project management offers clients tailored solutions resulting in successful project delivery. Tony discusses the main challenges construction companies f...
  • director Sep 11, 2019

    Creating Something New is A Challenge

    William W. Towns is the Executive Director of Benefit Chicago, an impact investment fund that focuses on social enterprises. Benefit Chicago’s mission is raise capital in order to provide patient, flexible and risk-tolerant capital to organizations that drive both profits and purpose. Dr. Towns talks about some of the challenges he has experience w...
  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 10, 2019

    There Will Always Be New Users

    Shirley Yang is the Founder & CEO of Muses, an app that connects freelancers, entrepreneurs and business around the world. Muses focuses on making the process of hiring and getting hired quick and simple for both businesses and freelancers. Shirley talks about the trends and growth in the gig economy, the importance of organic user acquisition,...
  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 4, 2019

    Respect Is Earned Not Taken

    Pritzker Group Venture Capital is a group focused on making investments in early-stage consumer healthcare and enterprise technology companies. Partner, Sonia Nagar, talks about some of the challenges one might face when working for a venture fund. One of the biggest adjustments in investing in companies is helping them overcome hurdles they might ...
  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 4, 2019

    Recruiting People As Assets

    TalentRISE was founded in 2008 with the dedication to find the best talent for businesses in multiple industries and has done so nationwide. Managing Director Jose Martinez differentiates management consulting from talent consulting and highlights the specialized need for discovering the right people for your company. Find out how he recognizes the...
  • Chicago Sep 4, 2019

    Lead With ‘Yes'

    Mimi LeClair, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs Chicago, sits down to discuss the importance of providing extracurricular activities to children and the challenges of staff development in her area. Watch the full BizCastHQ video to see what she looks for when she hires, and more.

  • artist Sep 4, 2019

    Take Everything In Moderation, Including Moderation

    Independent recording artist, youth advocate, and public speaker, William Dalton of Born Leaders, Inc. sits down to discuss oversaturation in the music industry, and finding his unique style. Watch the full BizCastHQ video to see William explain how he stands out in a populated industry, the importance of authenticity in the industry, and more....
  • Feb 27, 2016

    Amazing Landmark Club Now Open to All Chicagoans

    General Manager Patrick Hatton takes us on a brief historical tour of the Chicago Athletic Association (built as a private club in the 1890’s) and its amazing event spaces. An architectural landmark on Michigan Avenue, the completely renovated CAA Hotel has been delighting visitors and locals with incredible food and drink at the Cherry Circl...
  • Feb 27, 2016

    Company Brings Evidence-Based Medical Care to Employees

    Whether it’s on-site physicians, phone triage, or telemedicine, Medcor has found that their team’s high level of cooperation delivers excellent care to employees. Curtis Smith, Medcor’s EVP, talks about how they serve thousands of workers via employer-based healthcare solutions. The team at Medcor has implemented innovative approaches to unique cha...
  • Dec 23, 2015

    Ecommerce Using Salesforce.com Explained

    CloudCraze is a Salesforce eCommerce application, a unique cross-channel product. Ray Grady, Executive Vice President of CloudCraze, talks about the unique benefits and features of this company, what pain points the platform solves and how it offers a competitive advantage to retailers.

  • Dec 21, 2015

    Nonprofit Creates Global Jobs With Microfinance Model

    Microfinance and job creation go hand in hand for organizations like Opportunity International that works to end global poverty. CEO Vicki Escarra talks about how the organization provides loans, savings and insurance to entrepreneurs in remote areas in 28 countries.

  • Dec 18, 2015

    Woodfield Mall Blood Drive Hopes To Save 6,000 Lives

    Heartland Blood Centers supplies blood to more than 65 hospitals in Chicagoland from blood products. Michelle Robinson, COO, talks about the events surrounding one of their largest drives starting December 18, 2015 at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg and the need for blood donations during the holiday season.

  • Dec 18, 2015

    A Nexus Of Branding, Strategy And Design for Hospitality Industry

    With offices across the globe, The Gettys Group creates and refines brands by taking the brand promise and creating an authentic experience in the built environment. Roger Hill, CEO, talks about how he and co-founder Andrew Fay established the company and built it to be an international player.

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