Monthly Archives: March 2011

This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Vending machine entrepreneur offers healthier, local fare

A Chicago entrepreneur intent on bringing healthy, local snacks to students and workers is taking a page from industrialized food giants’ playbook by using vending machines to reach snackers. T Hephner, founder and president of Healthy U, has been installing vending … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Chicago startup aims to turn buildings into batteries

A local energy-efficiency technology startup is helping commercial property owners turn their buildings into batteries. Chicago-based Clean Urban Energy developed a software platform that enables buildings to store excess thermal energy in their own concrete and drywall and then tap it … Continue reading

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AWJ Panel Discussion: Lara Logan and Media Under Fire

Great Association of Women Journalists panel discussion tonight: Lara Logan and Media Under Fire. Valuable insights from foreign correspondents on the front lines in the Middle East and elsewhere, telling stories at great personal risk. Terrific perspective from Sharmili Majmudar, … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Angel investors nurture local-food seedlings

Seven Chicago angel investors — mostly former derivatives traders and entrepreneurs — have formed an investment network to create financing opportunities for small businesses and startups in the local, sustainable food distribution system. Members of SLoFIG, short for Sustainably Local Food Investment … Continue reading

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