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“Wine and Food Pairing for Business Entertaining” Kicks off New Business Assessment Program: Downtown Event to Attract 100 Business Owners with $2 Million Plus Revenue

Chicago , IL – December 28, 2011 – Ten area business leaders are working together to provide complimentary, multi-disciplinary business assessments to Illinois businesses.  The kick off “Wine and Food Pairings for Business Entertaining” event will be hosted at Rhapsody Restaurant and the event organizers include: Chicagoland Commercial Real Estate Fuksa Khorshid, LLC – Legal […]

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Interviewing the Interviewer: The Quick Take

This is the first in a series of interviews with business leaders about their successes, their failures and the path they took.   We’ll cover: The Quick Take –Nuggets of advice and self- assessed peaks and valleys. The Back Story – How did they get to where they got? What We Can Learn from His Side […]

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The Crown Princess of the Megabus

The upper deck of the Megabus is just like the upper deck of a Boeing 747, except no food and beverage, no plush seating, and no piano – but other than that – it is EXACTLY the same!! Okay, maybe not exactly, the Megabus is definitely squarer and flies a lot lower.  Nonetheless, the Megabus […]

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Kate’s Kenya Journal – The Day Heaven Met Earth

Simon, my first and most likely only tent butler, brings Mandy and I hot chocolate and cookies at our 7A wake up call. He recommends that we eat them inside because monkeys like cookies – smart monkeys. He also shows us how to tie up our tent zipper so we don’t get monkey looters when […]

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Kate’s Kenya Journal – The Long and Winding Road

At the end of a long and dusty road is nirvana. We took a 7 hour ride from Nyharuru to the Masai Mara game reserve in southern Kenya – right on the border to Tanzania today. The first one hour was a bit rugged, the middle three hours were sweet, flat highway, the next one […]

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Kate’s Kenya Journal – Are We Together? and What a Wonderful World!

Quote of the Morning: “Are my employees just cows to be milked?” Lawrence Musili, General Manager of the Thomson Falls Lodge. Lawrence spoke to our students today. He spoke of taking the harder but honest room. You see, Kenya administration is rather ‘Blagoarchy’ and tips are common – but not with Lawrence. As a successful […]

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Kate’s Kenya Journal – Morning Routine

I have been on many business trips, but none like this. It’s chilly in the room when I wake up, but the heavy wool blanket and down duvet has kept we warm all night. It’s not the chill that wakes me during the night, it’s the dogs barking at the roaming hippos or its one […]

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Kate’s Kenya Journal – Wake Up Call

Three words about our site visits to the five student businesses over the last two days. Wow. Wow. Wow. We got to visit: ?James’ bike rental and repair shop in Rhumuruti ?Joseph’s micro lending business, three barber shops and public service theater youth group in Maina ?Diana’s hair salon in Nyahururu Town ?Hilary and Susan’s […]

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Kate’s Kenya Journal – What’s In the Woodpile?

We have fireplaces in the rooms because there is no central heat and after the fireman comes – usually one of the marathon trainers that train around here because of the altitude – to light the fire, I go down to the wood pile underneath the stairs to get extra wood to keep the fire […]

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Kate’s Kenya Journal – Backstage Pass

 It is a privilege to be here.  If we can help one person be more successful – and success can be as little as making $100 a month – then they can have an easier life and teach another 10 people – we can help change entire communities. I hope the people in these villages, […]

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