Category: Business

Sustainable Cars or Green Speeding

Sustainable Cars or Green Speeding
Guest blog by John Toliver, the son I sent to the Chicago Auto Show. If you’re interested in seeing some pics of the cars John reviewed check the post http://www.chicagonow.com/bronzeville-urban-green/2017/02/green-at-the-chicago-auto-show/#image/1 This entry is really about sustainable cars. Since this is a green blog I will mostly focus on cars that have either reduced emissions or no... Read more »

Trump Invaded my Morning

Trump Invaded my Morning
This morning I was watching the snow fall out side our windows and sipping an espresso that my husband brewed for us. It was a nice start to the day. I was avoiding Facebook and wasn’t  too sure I was going to read emails, at least not until after football. Then Trump invaded my morning.... Read more »

Where the Sun Don't Shine part 1 Illinois Solar

This past week I attended the Solar Power /PV Conference in Chicago. Anything but boring and for multiple reasons. Let’s start with the fact that the show started on November 9th. Anyone remember what happened on November 8th? Every panel was prepared to put solar in the ring with Trump. Oddly solar stood up pretty... Read more »
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SOCAPTV - The Intersection of Cannabis and Social Impact Investing

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I had the pleasure of presenting at the SoCap2015 in San Francisco this month. It’s the one place I can talk about social investing and people don’t look at me like I’m speaking Martian. The SoCap is the largest conference of its type. In fact over 2500 investors and entrepreneurs  gathered at Fort Mason on... Read more »

Open Thank You to Comcast CEO

Well after hours on live chat, hours on telephone calls and two blogs our Xfinity is fixed. I have to admit that Comcast really stepped up. First there was the invitation to contact someone at Comcast Cares via Facebook message. That was followed by telephone calls from Comcast representatives. They actually telephoned to tell us... Read more »

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the US Really Owes Black America

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the US Really Owes Black America
Just One Reason I am Supporting 40AcrePharm A few months ago I received an email from a young man in New York. This is an excerpt from that communication.  I graduated from Amherst College with a Major in Economics and Chinese. I’ve worked for UBS in NYC and Switzerland as well as the London Stock... Read more »
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Open Letter to Brian L. Roberts CEO of Comcast

Open Letter to Brian L. Roberts CEO of Comcast
Comcast Corporation Comcast Center 1701 JFK Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19103 Dear Mr. Brian L. Roberts, Comcast, CEO: I am writing on behalf of many of your customers who are paying money for services like triple play and not receiving the services. In particular there are comments in the forums dating back to 2013 expressing frustration... Read more »

Whose Piloting the Cannabis Ship Since Morgan Parachuted Out?

Whose Piloting the Cannabis Ship Since Morgan Parachuted Out?
Bob Morgan, the current head of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot project is stepping down. Things that make me go hmmm??? Mr. Morgan stated that it had been a pleasure to serve. I can’t help but wonder if he is considering any possibility of the many lawsuits and (hopefully) investigations into the licensing procedure leading... Read more »

Cannabis, Clout and Corruption

Cannabis, Clout and Corruption
I have been silent these past few months concerning cannabis but the odds are not in my favor. This past week I met up with some friends for great conversation and so-so wine.  A new acquaintance joined us and her story of woe drove me right back to the blogosphere and the cannabis chronicles. So,... Read more »
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Cannabis Illinois:You Got to Know When to Fold

Cannabis Illinois:You Got to Know When to Fold
You just have to know when to fold. Well readers we just folded our hand in the game of applying for a cannabis cultivation license. Most potential backers out there want to wait until you have a license to put money on the table. The few resources we found dried up at the last minute.... Read more »