Sandra Guy
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Ask the president of University of Chicago how plans are going to boost the neighborhood and he’ll tell you to eat at A10. That’s because the once-ivory-towered university recruited the fine-dining restaurant, along with other notable retailers, to Hyde Park … Continue reading

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Alon Schwartz is an unabashed cuddler. So when a girlfriend threatened to withhold the hugs, he decided to do something about it. “We’d cuddle, and after 10 minutes every night, she would say, ‘I can’t sleep with you. Your arm … Continue reading

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Shoppers think nothing of grabbing a box of spaghetti sitting next to the Ragu sauce. Behind the scenes, Chicago-based technology company InContext Solutions has created a Web-based platform that lets retailers and manufacturers log in from anywhere to strategize where … Continue reading

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Can a mobile app cure the seemingly intractable problem of residents abandoning their local mom-and-pop retailers to shop elsewhere? The Wicker Park-based Center for Neighborhood Technology, which has grappled with sustainable development solutions in Chicago for 35 years, is betting … Continue reading

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A team of Chicago chefs was recently invited to cook dinner at the prestigious James Beard House in New York. Lindsey Cavanaugh spent nine hours photographing them. She’s the social media and communications manager at Chicago’s DineAmic Group restaurant group, whose … Continue reading

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Companies are realizing a new value and vulnerability in their intellectual capital — the patents, licenses, databases, research and employee skill and know-how that keep them viable. After all, headlines scream daily about threats ranging from a creaking U.S. electric … Continue reading

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The goal is to have William Skoglund leap out of Old Second Bancorp’s annual report. The 140-year-old community bank is using technology to stay relevant to a new generation, working with an augmented reality app to make numbers and charts … Continue reading

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Tech entrepreneurs looking for capital, take note. AOL co-founder Steve Case, who now runs investor funds that mentor entrepreneurs, is on the lookout for ventures to boost. “I’m a big believer in Chicago,” he said, speaking at an event at … Continue reading

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Fashion designers can get hands-on training in the latest technology at a new educational center in the West Loop. The Industrial Sewing Solutions center is stocked with the latest Gerber Technology machinery for pattern-making, grading and production. The equipment was … Continue reading

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Blagica Bottigliero knows a content void when she sees one. She cut her teeth at some of Chicago’s most vaunted digital companies: Leo Burnett’s Giant Step, Orbitz, Edelman Worldwide’s digital group. She was head of global social media at Motorola … Continue reading