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Microsoft CTO: Artificial Intelligence frees executives to innovate

Microsoft chief technology officer Kevin Scott, upper right, spoke Wednesday in a virtual fireside chat moderated by Mike Gamson of Relativity...

Beverage entrepreneurs jump on functional bandwagon

 By Ann Meyer After tiring of wasting time trying to fall asleep, Chuck Hamman created his own liquid solution, a new functional beverage called Sleepyhead. The...

Former Pepsico exec bootstraps national launch of innovative beverage

By Ann Meyer Scott Lerner is proving you don't need big bucks to muscle a new beverage onto the crowded natural-foods shelves. Lerner, a former new...

After years in the making, Payment Pathways’ Greenlist prepares for production

By Ann Meyer As merchants rely on transactions from mobile apps, entrepreneur Richard O'Brien expects demand to grow for Payment Pathways' Greenlist registry of secure...

Local green water company welcomes competition from PepsiCo

While some entrepreneurs fear competition, Glencoe entrepreneur Brad Schulman prefers to look at the big picture. Schulman, who founded Green Planet Bottling in 2008 to...

Spotlight on locally made products: How do entrepreneurs go from idea to market?

This article made possible by a Chicago Innovation Awards sponsorship. Just as every Chicago small business has a story behind it, so does every...

Giant Greenbuild expo beckons smaller players

Small companies with environmental products or services were among 27 employers participating in a a "green" jobs fair that attracted 500 Chicago-area job seekers to McCormick...

Giving women what they want

Entrepreneur Rachael Smith knows it pays to be organized. Her own personal experience lugging two young children through the airport, digging through her bag to...

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Masked merchants re-open Friday at Woodfield Mall after two-month hiatus

Dennis Savchenko of Talk N'Fix at Woodfield Mall opened Friday, May 29, the first day the...
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My view: Bring in the $600 weekly checks

If the federal government’s pledge to give unemployed workers an extra $600 a week has you scratching your heads,...

Women founders share war stories to inspire persistence

Delna Straus, co-founder of KEYO, participated in the fourth annual Women Tech Founders' Conference held online...

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