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Exploring New Opportunities: The Big Picture and the Quick Take

Jacob Sitati, Managing Principal, Maurice + Fischer Jacob Sitati has a vision is to bring business to emerging world markets, such as his native Kenya.  His work with Maurice + Fischer helps companies looking for new opportunities to open up businesses across Africa, bringing jobs, modernization and hope to areas that need it.   The […]

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Printing Green: The Big Picture and The Quick Take

Marilyn Jones, Founder, Consolidated Printing In 1973 Marilyn Jones founded Consolidated Printing.  Named Illinois’ first “Great Printer” by the Environmental Protection Agency, Consolidating Printing maybe be the only printer on the planet to offer 100% toxin-free printing.   The Quick Take: Best Advice: Nothing is impossible.  Don’t allow anyone to tell you it can’t be […]

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The Tale of the Dueling Ks: What we can learn from her side of the desk

Kate Koziol, President, K Squared Communications Tell the story.  Whether it is a presentation, a business pitch or a press release, what is the point you want to get across?  Using a story can help the audience have a hook that they can use to remember the message. Work and play well with others.  This […]

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The Tale of the Dueling Ks: The Back Story

Kate Koziol, President, K Squared Communications Do you remember where you were on March 19, 2003?  Kate does because she was at the White House accepting the “Woman Owned Business Star” award from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and it was the day that the U.S. attacked Iraq.  While it was an honor to […]

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The Tale of the Dueling Ks: The Big Picture and The Quick Take

Kate Koziol, President, K Squared Communications Kate Koziol was beaten (at Scrabble) repeatedly as a young child, so after she memorized a few zillion words, she needed somewhere to use them.  She founded K Squared Communications to help companies by communicating to the right audiences in the best way at the perfect time.   The […]

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And to All a Good Night: The Santa Claus Story – The Back Story and What We Can Learn from His Side of the Sleigh

Santa Claus, President of Christmas, Inc.  There are many origin stories for the man who would be Claus and we will just summarize by saying that he has been a force for good across many centuries and cultures.  His work continues to inspire many and the sight of him still puts a bit of magic […]

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And to All a Good Night: the Santa Claus Story

Santa Claus, President of Christmas, Inc. Starting his life as St. Nicolas of Myra in the 4th century, the man known today as Santa Claus, is known for making and delivering gifts to people worldwide.  These days he headquarters in the North Pole where he manages a vast army of elves.  He is one of […]

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Repeat Offender: The Back Story Part Two

Jeff Hoffman, Co-Founder, Color Jar                                     Jeff‘s continued successes as an entrepreneur include such household names as Priceline.com and UBid.com.  After launching Priceline, Jeff decided to take a detour and head to Hollywood.  He was always fascinated with the creative process involved in the entertainment industry.  Some of his friends were skeptical and thought he […]

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Repeat Offender: The Back Story Part One

Jeff Hoffman, Co-Founder, Color Jar   Jeff Hoffman’s industrious nature and work ethic started at a very young age.  He discovered early on that the dollar in his pocket was not what made him tick.  Whether he was delivering newspapers, or selling seeds door-to-door it was the satisfaction of having worked hard was far more […]

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Repeat Offender: The Big Picture and The Quick Take

Jeff Hoffman, Co-Founder, Color Jar Jeff Hoffman has started many companies including Priceline.com, uBid.com and CTI, to name just a few.  His latest company is Color Jar, an idea accelerator that supports entrepreneurial ventures by creating a support team that provides every aspect of expertise required when launching new products or services, and accelerates the […]

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