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Northbrook’s Nanosphere expects to raise $23.4 million in public offering

Press release submitted by Nanosphere NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nanosphere Inc. (Nasdaq:NSPH), a leader in the development and commercialization of advanced molecular diagnostics systems, today announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 10,500,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $2.40 per share. […]

JOBS Act to benefit IPO market, but beware of scandals: BDO Survey

 Submitted by BDO USA Chicago, IL – Capital markets executives at leading investment banks have conflicting views of the recently enacted JOBS Act, according to new study by BDO USA LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting organizations. A narrow majority (55 percent) of investment bankers believe the JOBS Act will be successful in increasing […]

Business reaction to health care ruling is mixed, but hard-to-insure owners express relief

By Ann Meyer While conservative business groups vowed to take their fight for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act to the polls in November, many Chicago small business owners expressed relief that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law. The individual mandate requiring that all Americans purchase health insurance or pay a penalty was […]

5 steps to creating a sustainable workplace

5 steps to creating a sustainable workplace

By Peter Soyka For many companies, environmentally sound operations are an important organizational value to embrace, both from a customer perspective and to attract and retain employees. Of the various types of corporate culture initiatives a company can undertake, “green” solutions are among the most popular with employees. A “sustainable” company is one that uses […]

8 days and 112 votes to go

Thank you to all who have cast a vote for SmallBizChicago.com on www.missionsmallbusiness.com. We have 138 votes so far and 112 to go to be eligible for the small business grant. But we can’t rest on our laurels. With only eight days left before the June 30 deadline, we need you to  spread the word. You can vote […]