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Oak Park food co-op gets cash infusion

Originally published in Crain’s Chicago Business March 26, 2014 An artist’s rendering of the co-op’s interior. Oak Park’s first locally sourced food co-op grocery, slated to open in early 2015, has received a $102,000 bridge loan from an angel investment … Continue reading

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How Restaurants Get An Angel At Their Table

Published on ChicagoGrid.com on November 20, 2013 Say you’ve got an awesome recipe for home-grown organic pickled beets and a slapped-together business plan for selling them to Whole Foods. Don’t expect to get your funding from SloFIG. But the angel investment … 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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