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Mardi Gras Madness

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to travel to New Orleans during Carnival season, you’ve most likely had a slice of King Cake. After all, hundreds of thousands of King Cakes are eaten in NOLA during this time of year leading up to Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday which this year is on February 28. King Cake comes in a variety of styles and flavors, but the most traditional is a ring (to represent a king’s…

Posted By: Schulze By: February 08, 2017 FULL STORY

Putting Your Best Foot Forward - Professional Head Shots

It’s the New Year, and most of us have set our goals for growing our businesses in 2017. Maybe you’ve outlined fresh strategies for marketing, sales, social media, and email campaigns. You’ve tightened your systems, created a new budget, and made your production more efficient. Perhaps you’ve set new revenue goals and renewed your commitments to your clients.

One of the best ways to attract…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: January 18, 2017 FULL STORY

Cushing and Seoul Taco Make a Connection Beyond Business After Hours

From membership orientation and monthly business after hours or joining a committee, the River North Business Association offers numerous opportunities to build relationships.  

That being said (well, typed) it is not always about making a sale. Leveraging what RNBA has to offer can lead to powerful connections beyond a purchase order.

I hope you’ll keep reading about…



Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: December 02, 2016 FULL STORY

#GivingTuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two days for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. 
 
On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 charities, families, businesses and organizations around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Watch for a special email next…
Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: November 22, 2016 FULL STORY

Politics & Election Law in the Workplace: "Are you seriously voting for that candidate?!"

Contributed by Noah A. Frank and Allison Sues, of Smith Amundsen

 

With the 2016 general election heating up, discussions about politics and candidates will inevitably enter the workplace. Employers should be aware of several critical…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: October 11, 2016 FULL STORY

Use Pinterest to Help Your Customers and Drive Sales

With virtual reality, Snapchat, live-streaming, Instagram Stories and tons of other updates in social media releasing constantly, it might be easy to forget about one network: Pinterest. The virtual pinboard application with a social spin might seem “so 2013” to brands always looking to jump on the next big thing.

But with 100 million active users – many of whom are pinning items they might…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: September 01, 2016 FULL STORY