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How Toy Company TOMY International Makes the World Smile - Part III

Ilana Rapp | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Ilana Rapp

In Part II, TOMY's CMO, Willie Wilkov, gave us some valuable insight into what it's like to market toys. In this piece, we learn about the actual structure of TOMY International.

The Toy Business Isn't a Game, says Willie Wilkov, TOMY's Chief Marketing Officer - Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business
Ilana Rapp

In Part I, we got to delve into the mind of TOMY's CMO, Willie Wilkov. In this piece, Willie gives us some valuable insight into what it's like to market toys.

Did You Know These 10 Goods Were Manufactured in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.16.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

In Illinois, manufacturing accounts for 12 percent of the state's total economic output. But what types of goods are being manufactured in Illinois?

City Versus Country, Illinois Style

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.05.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

For many Chicagoans, the land south of Interstate 80 is a different state. For downstate Illinoisans living south of Interstate 80, Chicago is the area they want to make a different state. Hmm, sounds like there are some differences there.

Relevance, Resources, Relationships: How to Create a B2B Content Marketing Strategy

Sharmila Chatterjee | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Sharmila Chatterjee

Information has always been a great way to connect with consumers, establish credibility, and gain trust. And today, with advances in digital technology and the increasingly fast-paced and competitive nature of the global business environment, it is even more vital.

The Oldest Logos In America

24/7 Wall St. | Samuel Weigley, Alexander E. M. Hess and Paul Ausick | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Few things are more tied to a company’s identity than its logo. Who isn’t familiar with Nike’s swoosh or McDonald’s golden...

International Corporate Volunteering: Rapidly Growing Trend to Advance People, Planet, Profits

Alice Korngold | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Alice Korngold

The best way for companies to design and implement global pro bono programs that maximize the benefits of their ICV programs is through partnerships and collaboration.

A Governor, a Canal, John Deere and the First American Agricultural Revolution

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

February 16 marks the anniversary of the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent by the U.S. Senate, officially ending the War of 1812. Looking back, it seems that the year 2012 managed to pass by without any significant reference to it having been the bicentennial anniversary of that conflict with Great Britain.

The Empire of Locked Roots

Debra Shore | Posted 09.22.2012 | Chicago
Debra Shore

Given the recent severe drought -- and intense rains -- it's worth considering which plants do well in northeast Illinois and why.

Deere & Co Profits Up 15 Percent

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

Strong sales of Deere & Co.'s farm equipment pushed up the company's third-quarter net income by 15 percent, and it boosted its 2011 outlook after bea...

America's 10 Most Durable Brands And Their Logos

Daily Finance | Douglas McIntyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

They're the brands you can't help but know, with logos that nearly everyone will recognize. They're companies founded back in the 1800s that became th...

FDIC Forum Ignores #1 Challenge for Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Let's just try something crazy like not giving federal small business contracts to some of the biggest companies in the world, and instead direct those dollars to the nation's 27 million small businesses.

12 Famous Companies' Surprising Beginnings

Wallet Pop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Quick, when you think of Nokia, what immediately comes to mind? Cell phones, right? Most of us would be surprised to know that Nokia didn't start out ...

Harleys to Hanoi: How Foreign Consumers Can Rev Up U.S. Growth

Ed Gerwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ed Gerwin

The United States virtually invented the modern middle class. Today, our exporters must reach out to the global middle class, and our government must assure that foreign trade barriers don't stand in the way.

Farm-Inspired Fashion: The Next Big Idea?

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Patrick Sauer | Posted 08.10.2011 | Small Business

Sure, Old MacDonald had himself a successful farm, but these days, an oink oink here and a moo moo there just doesn't cut it. Farm Boy & Girl was star...

Freddy Jaramillo Of Cortez Goes On Backhoe Rampage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A disgruntled and intoxicated Cortez man took out his frustration on Saturday afternoon by going on a rampage with his backhoe damaging a motel and fl...

Culture Zohn: Eero Saarinen Shaped the Future

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2010-01-22-saarinen.jpg This is the conversation about architecture of the 2st Century. What counts most? Your fanny or your fancy?

Obama Will Allow Fortune 500 Firms to Receive Federal Small Business Contracts

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Petaluma, Calif. - President-elect Barack Obama has dropped a campaign promise to end Bush Administration policies that have allowed Fortune 500 firms...

Obama Drops Campaign Promise to End Contracting Abuses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The surprisingly low priority Obama has given small business issues on his websites is a clear indication this is not going to be a pro small business administration.

Government Small Business Contracts Went to Fortune 500 Companies

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Federal investigations clearly show that Fortune 500 corporations are the actual recipients of federal small business contracts, and yet the Bush administration continues to maintain that this is a myth.