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How Back Office Cooperative Saves Chicago Nonprofits Money

Article courtesy of Crain's Chicago Business 

Linda Zager of Back Office Cooperative

 One Hope United, a social services agency for children who have been abused or otherwise traumatized, ended 2016 with a small surplus. David McConnell, its chief financial…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: March 24, 2017 FULL STORY

Need some inspiration to get the New Year off on the right foot? Read how Ruth Fertel made her restaurant one of the best!

(via biography.com)

 

Fifty years ago, steak houses were synonymous with "good old boy" fare, but when Ruth Fertel decided…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: January 07, 2016 FULL STORY

Making Connections: Be Leaf - Amelia Street Studio - Cushing

The River North Business Association is founded on making connections. Our mission is to bring businesses together to build a stronger, more vibrant community. We’re excited to feature one of these successful connection stories that highlights a few of our members working together. 

There were a number of ingredients making this dish a success:

A Dash of Daring

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: October 26, 2015 FULL STORY

You Need Structure: The Importance of Picking the Right Corporate Form for Your Business

Insulating Yourself from Personal Liability and Other Considerations

If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner pouring your heart and soul into building and growing your enterprise, the dream is that all of that hard work and investment will be rewarded with success. The nightmare is that you expose your personal finances to significant…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: June 22, 2015 FULL STORY

Marina City Space to Bounce Back as Table Tennis Club

A “ping pong social club” will take over space in River North that has sat empty for six years. The social club, SPiN, describes itself as “an unusual mixture of sport, design, and entertainment.”

Co-owned by actress Susan Sarandon, SPiN has locations in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Dubai. In addition to Chicago, a new location is opening soon in Brussels.

The space at Marina…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: March 17, 2015 FULL STORY

Chicago Tops Country for Company Expansions & Relocations for Second Year in a Row

According to a new report from the corporate real estate magazine Site Selection, businesses love Chicago.

Site Selection reports that 385 companies either expanded their operations in or relocated to the Chicagoland area in 2014, earning the city the top spot on Site Selection's Top Metro in the US for the second year in a row. Some of 2014's most significant highlights…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: March 10, 2015 FULL STORY