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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

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

River North Company Creating 600 New Jobs

600 new jobs will added to Chicago’s economy by a tech company based in River North.

ContextMedia, Inc., which has about 110 full-time employees working in 33,000 square feet at AMA Plaza, will create 200 new jobs this year and 400 next year.

The jobs, according to CEO Rishi Shah, will cover “numerous skill levels and sectors, including sales and marketing, analysts, and software…

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

McDonald's opening River North office

McDonald's is opening an office in Chicago's River North neighborhood, primarily to house digital employees, a senior executive said Tuesday night.

Plans call for the office to be open by the end of the first quarter, Steve Easterbrook, McDonald's senior executive vice president and global chief brand officer said during an appearance as part of an AKTA innovation chat series. The location…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: December 12, 2014 FULL STORY