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Here Are America's Fastest-Growing Inner City Businesses

Adetola Olatunji | Posted 12.24.2014 | Small Business
Adetola Olatunji

The average gross growth rate of winners connected to the 10,000 Small Businesses program between 2009 and 2013 was an impressive 365%, as compared to a 336% average gross growth rate for all 100 winners in the same time period.

Gourmet Growth: How I Took My Small Business to the Next Level

Danielle Hrzic | Posted 10.22.2013 | Small Business
Danielle Hrzic

A 10x10 kitchen, a few employees and a passion to improve the quality of school lunches in the Chicago area -- that's how Gourmet Gorilla began. My husband and I started our business because we saw a need that we wanted to fill.

Chicago Schools Serve Up Breakfast, But Not Everyone's Happy

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

The food mega-giant Chartwells Thompson just won a ginormous contract from the federal government contract to provide a free breakfast to every single Chicago Public School student.

Hooray for Healthy Lunches!

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

When it comes to health and wellness initiatives, Nettelhorst, my neighborhood's public elementary school, has moved mountains.