marketing

Fri, 01/27/2012
Sports talk radio was a phenomenon fairly new to Chicago the first time I heard it here. I was visiting from California, taking my daughter to college on a trip that included a two-hour drive from Chicago. I came upon WSCR — “the Score” — while punching the buttons in a rental car and heard a boisterous guy later identified as Mike North...
Thu, 09/01/2011
 High school buddies Scott Thompson and Scott Bird had long talked about starting a company. But life and careers got in the way as Mr. Thompson worked his way up in marketing in a big New York financial firm and Mr. Bird became CFO for a liquor distributor. They were making good money but didn't have the cash to start a company on their...
Wed, 07/06/2011
It’s often said, “There are only two seasons in Chicago:  winter and construction.” But there’s another phenomenon that occurs every year when the warm weather rolls around: There are plenty of outdoor block parties, festivals and events to keep everyone busy all summer long. My beautiful wife, Michele, and I enjoy going to arts and crafts...