Tag: illinois

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information and Resources

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information and Resources
[UPDATED 3/24/2020 – if you know of other resources, please email us directly with a link] As news about the spread of coronavirus (or COVID-19) increases, many people are concerned about the impact of this virus on our professional and personal lives. As a public service, we’re providing various fact-based resources about coronavirus to break... Read more »

Cannabis & Economic Development: Seke Ballard & Good Tree Capital

Cannabis & Economic Development: Seke Ballard & Good Tree Capital
In June 2019, Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill legalizing cannabis in Illinois starting in 2020. As the eleventh state to legalize cannabis, Illinois is hoping to drive economic development. Many local startups seek to take advantage of this legislation, and there are ample opportunities for both economic and community revitalization. On Friday, August 9th,... Read more »

Celebrating Social Enterprise Week

This week is a milestone – it’s Social Enterprise Week….and I bet you didn’t even know it. Of course you didn’t – after all, it was one of the few items that you might have missed. Governor Quinn made a proclamation last week declaring this week as a way of celebrating social enterprises – businesses... Read more »
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Venturing Towards Socially Beneficial Business

Venturing Towards Socially Beneficial Business
It’s easy to think of using tech to drive social good via non-profits….but there’s a growing movement of businesses who are becoming more tech-savvy, but who also realize that benefiting the social good isn’t just a great idea, but can positively impact their bottom line. Social entrepreneurship is the idea that business principles can be used to drive... Read more »