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An Updated Variation on Consumer Shopping - And I Like it

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
The University of Central Florida Forum

By William Steiger UCF Forum columnist As a young boy, one of my most enduring memories of the Christmas season was a train trip to downtown Chicago ...

Black Friday Magic

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 11.26.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

When I was a kid, on the day after Thanksgiving my mom and dad would take me to Chicago to see the Christmas lights and decorations on Michigan Avenue. I felt like a grown up in the bustling big city, bumping into ladies in high-heeled boots and fur coats, and men carrying stacks of big department store boxes and fancy-looking shopping bags.

Small And Minority-Owned Businesses: Seven Tips To Rebound And Rebuild After Unrest

Helen Callier | Posted 01.25.2015 | Small Business
Helen Callier

History has shown repeatedly that business dreams are birthed through chaos and from the ashes of despair, new business ideas rise. I encourage all the small and black-owned businesses impacted by looting and fire in Ferguson, MO to stay in the game and to know that their customers are waiting for them.

Our Town, Their Billboard: 8 Great Moments In Chicago Naming-Rights History

The A.V. Club Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago history is littered with local institutions converted to billboards for big corporate spenders, be it Shell buying up the Air and Water Show o...

For Sale: Reasonably-Sized City on Western Bank of Lake Michigan

Michael Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Roston

Wrigley, Sears, and Marshall Field's were all old money. But they were old Chicago money, a sign of how this unique place had emerged where once there was a swamp that stunk of wild onions.