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The Lynchpin of Recovery

Shari Runner | Posted 12.05.2012 | Small Business
Shari Runner

As we move closer to the 2012 presidential election it is apparent that the future of our economy hinges on creating more successful small businesses, particularly in urban communities most in need of new jobs.

Logan Square Kitchen Closing After Ongoing Feud With City

Posted 05.17.2012 | Chicago

After struggling with Chicago's Department of Public Health and Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection since opening its doors in 2009...

Sara Lee HQ Moving To Chicago

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.07.2012 | Chicago

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Sara Lee Corp. is moving its headquarters to downtown Chicago from Downers Grove, Ill., in 2013 after it completes its spl...

Cogs In The Machine: Inside Horween Leather In Bucktown

The A.V. Club Chicago | at | Posted 08.23.2011 | Chicago

It's probably safe to say that thousands, if not tens of thousands, of "in the know" Chicagoans drive by Horween Leather every single day and never gi...

Chicagoland's Amazing Neon Signs

Time Out Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There's something about old neon signs that commands attention. That's the point, obviously: These glowing advertisements were built to stand out amon...

The Yelp Debate: Is It Good For Businesses?

Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last week, Chicago's Bleeding Heart Bakery joined 9 plaintiffs from across the nation in a class-action lawsuit against consumer review site Yelp. The...

Crank The Earth: Chicago Duo Starts Crowdsourcing Site For Bike Apparel

Chicago Reader | Cheryl Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If T-shirts, then why not bike jerseys? That's what cyclist Sherry Keating thought upon reading an article about the Chicago-based T-shirt company Thr...

Chicago's Cupcake Craze Here To Stay? Sprinkles Coming In May

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Can Candace and Charles Nelson, owners of Sprinkles, The Original Cupcake Bakery, prove the cupcake craze is here to stay? The former investment ba...