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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: 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: By: September 01, 2016 FULL STORY

Art Bryan Way Dedication

On what would have been his 56th birthday, a street sign honoring Art Bryan will be dedicated on September 7.

Art Bryan Way will run west on Ontario Street from State to Dearborn, past The Redhead Piano Bar, the River North icon that Bryan owned and managed for 23 years.

Bryan died on April 14. The cause of death has not been released other than he died “peacefully” in his sleep.


Posted By: By: August 23, 2016 FULL STORY

It’s Not Over Yet! Tips for Labor Day Grilling!

Summer is not over yet, and there’s no better way to continue to celebrate our favorite season than cooking over an open flame.

To get you started, The Chopping Block chefs have compiled some of their favorite grilling tips:

  • Try to control flare ups for…
Posted By: By: August 17, 2016 FULL STORY

Political Hack is a Stark Reminder of the Importance of Cybersecurity to Small Businesses

The hate and hope, hysterics and history of the political conventions are over. These editions of our quadrennial pageants put a great many things in stark contrast, even more than they typically do. But while many things were familiar – booming speeches, delegates in outlandish outfits,…

Posted By: By: August 05, 2016 FULL STORY

Taste of River North is This Weekend!

Hosted by the River North Residents Association, the 15th annual Taste of River North offers three days of great food, great music, and great merchants. 

Posted By: By: July 18, 2016 FULL STORY
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