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Facing the Music: Donations Feed Most Music Organizations in Chicago

Story and photos by Ann Meyer The tip jar most street musicians plant with a few bucks to encourage donations is a fact of life for even the best musical performers in Chicago. Chicago can boast one of the world’s best orchestras and a summer fest that draws 100,000 music lovers, but hitting it big as […]

Music Education: How Learning a Tune Can Pay Off

Cellist Allegra Montanari decided to pursue music as a career while she was in high school. Sharing Notes, the nonprofit she started, provides free music performances for patients at Prentice Women’s Hospital — Lurie Cancer Center in Chicago.

Restaurants Approaching a Tipping Point on Wages?

Restaurants Approaching a Tipping Point on Wages?

Are Restaurants Approaching a Tipping Point on Wages? Higher minimum wages pressure restaurants to reconsider tipping practices 845 words By Ann Meyer  Huertas restaurant in New York eliminated tips and increased menu prices to pay workers more fairly. Photos courtesy of Huertas. Changing an age-old practice like tipping a restaurant server takes a concerted effort, […]

IPO market recovers from summer doldrums

IPO market recovers from summer doldrums

Press release submitted by PricewaterhouseCoopers NEW YORK – Oct. 2, 2012 – The continued strength in the equities markets, a healthy registration pipeline, a decrease in market volatility and the second largest U.S. IPO of 2012 are all expected to support increased IPO momentum into the fourth quarter, according to IPO Watch, a quarterly and […]

SES Chicago to feature Avinash Kaushik

SES Chicago to feature Avinash Kaushik

Press Release Submitted by SEO PR SES Chicago (a division of SES Conferences and Incisive Media) will be the final stop on Google and Web analytics wizard Avinash Kaushik’s 2012 U.S. tour. Avinash is set to deliver the opening keynote address entitled: Analyze. Stream. Engage: Transform Your Business by Enhancing Digital on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 9:00 […]

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