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"I now have a more encompassing and holistic view of what defines success. For me, it must include a component of having made a positive difference to those with whom I've shared the journey."

- Ellen Jordan Reidy (2005),
President and Founder of America's Food Technologies, Inc. 

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  • Mellody Hobson at Milken Institute Global Conference

    This week, Mellody Hobson (2000), President, Ariel Investments, attended the annual four-day global conference put on by Michael Milken in Los Angeles. One of the goals of this year's conference was to get more women involved and organizers met their goal of having at least 30 percent of the speakers be women. Mellody used her stage time to discuss women in high-growth investment strategies. Read more...

  • Illinois Hospital Association to Merge  

    The Illinois Hospital Association (Maryjane A. Wurth (2010)), an influential lobbying group with about 200 members, and the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, a Chicago-based hospital trade group with about 150 members, are merging effective January 1, 2016. Leaders of the nonprofits estimate that their combined 2015 revenue could be around $60 million.

  • Kellogg Competition Winner Announced

    The Kellogg Real Estate Venture Competition at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management (Sally Blount (2011) and Jan Eberly (2014)) recently concluded with a winning team from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business (Ellen Rudnick (1984)). The winning pitch was a proposal to convert the area below the CTA station at Block 37 into a data center to serve the growing downtown market for data storage. The winner receives $100,000 in cash and in-kind office space and business services support to implement the idea. If the business plan proves to be viable, Kellogg may also offer up to $10 million in equity funding. Read more...

  • Cushman & Wakefield Buying McKinney Brokerage  

    J.F. McKinney & Associates, a Chicago real estate brokerage that handles leasing at office buildings including the John Hancock Center and the Merchandise Mart, is being acquired by industry behemoth Cushman & Wakefield (Marilyn Lissner (2010)). Read more...




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