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Intertek isn’t afraid to challenge itself. The chemical-testing company has expanded into 98,000 square feet of its Arlington Heights facility — a space 20 times bigger than when it opened there in 1988. It’s also nearly tripled its workforce to … Continue reading

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Chicago’s history as a hub of trading firms and traders buying and selling options, futures, wheat and yes, in the old days, pork bellies, has morphed into a hotbed of virtually invisible, technology-focused companies that make the markets go. Chicago … Continue reading

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Dennis Ai wants kids to “game” their way to healthier eating, even to the point of becoming the family’s evangelist for munching carrots and broccoli. He should know. Ai, 22, the only child of Chinese immigrants who survived the Cultural … Continue reading

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Brick-and-mortar retailers’ darkest suspicions are true: Shoppers are using them. Nearly eight in 10 shoppers surveyed have “showroomed” (78 percent) and “webroomed” (76 percent) in the past 12 months, according to a new report by Chicago-based Market Track. Showrooming takes … Continue reading

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Remember the scene in the movie, “The Great Debaters,” in which the debate coach played by actor Denzel Washington made his Wiley College students practice holding onion buds between their teeth to improve their enunciation? The scene changed Olympia Fields … Continue reading

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Three tech leaders in President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign want to help Chicagoans get smart about technology and entrepreneurship, and to design technology that lets do-good groups build stronger ties to their communities. Jason Kunesh, former director of user experience … Continue reading

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G2 Crowd says its user reviews of business software will break through today’s marketing clutter. And it intends to upend traditional analysts’ research with a cheaper, quicker online ranking process. “Technology has so much marketing noise,” says Godard Abel, CEO … Continue reading

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A local clean-energy startup is taking Daniel Burnham up on his “make no little plans” advice. NuMat Technologies aims to shake up the auto and semiconductor industries by using its technology to change how natural gas and hazardous gas are … Continue reading

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WeDeliver has a big problem on its hands. The Chicago-based startup is trying to give small businesses a competitive edge against e-commerce giants like Amazon and Peapod by offering a for-hire delivery service that gets goods to customers on the … Continue reading

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When the dust settled on the pitched battle over 2011’s Smart Grid bill, most of the attention was taken up by the rate hike to fund the improvements — $2.6 billion over ten years — and the General Assembly’s override … Continue reading