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New in Chicago: December 2015

New in Chicago columns from December 2015 at Crain’s Chicago Business:
Affordable helicopter rides, a new kind of scooter and more
Max Temkin’s latest: A game with a fascist focus
This self-cleaning fishbowl is perfect for lazy pet owners
Introducing GoBQ, the portable grill that fits inside your backpack

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New in Chicago: November 2015

New in Chicago columns from November 2015 at Crain’s Chicago Business:
Gypsy jazz?! A first look at the new project from the creator of EveryBlock
Electronic gift cards, Moto Shop in Block 37 and more that’s new
This architect aims to bridge the gap between startup and storefront

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New in Chicago: October 2015

New in Chicago columns from October 2015 at Crain’s Chicago Business:
Skokie firm makes world’s first flexible digital display device
‘Uber for auto repair’ sends freelance mechanics to your home or office
This stylish addition to the home bar lets you rapidly ‘age’ wine
This slot machine app promises to be a real productivity killer
This ‘virtual key’ startup is piggybacking on the Airbnb, VRBO craze

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New in Chicago: September 2015

New in Chicago columns from September 2015 at Crain’s Chicago Business:
This recipe search engine is fueled by last night’s leftovers
Some notable investors are backing this new “spontaneous” meetup app
A U of I engineering geek is modernizing the nighttime noise blocker
Chicago just got another drycleaning delivery app…

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New in Chicago: August 2015

New in Chicago columns from August 2015 at Crain’s Chicago Business:
Ugly PowerPoints, tragic brochures: This company says it saves bad design fast
This app finds and vets the charity. You write the (virtual) check.
What if you could ride your luggage through O’Hare? Brilliant, right?
U of C-born app aims to make life easier for doctors

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New in Chicago: June 2015

New in Chicago columns from June 2015 at Crain’s Chicago Business:
Why Madison Hall could make Loop shopping cool again
No, seriously, another parking app is launching in Chicago
Startups: Here’s a service to help you set up an office
Finally, an app that declutters that #%$@%! address book on your smartphone
A limo for Fido, a 1920s soda fountain back to life, and more

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New in Chicago: June 2015

New in Chicago columns from June 2015 at Crain’s Chicago Business:

Naturally, the face of this Chicago product is the most famous beard in history
What’s a Guard Llama? Something that’s catching on with consumers fast
This startup will keep your office clean and stocked with plenty of hand soap
Bad coffee causes crappy job performance. That’s his pitch, anyway

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New in Chicago: May 2015

My New in Chicago columns from May 2015 for Crain’s Chicago Business:

May 7 — Mexican wedding cookies, instant massage bookings and more. Featured businesses include Felix’s Famous Cookies, Excel Mobile Massage, Functional MobileWear, City Soles and Goose Island Beer Co.’s tasting room.

May 14 — The doctor will see you now — at home. Featured businesses include Orunje, Right Bee Cider, Pagoda Red and the William Collins Collection.

May 21 — A stylish take on “I give up” pants. Featured businesses include Public Rec’s All Day Every Day Pant, the BYO Wine Rack and Les Nereides.

May 28 — 2015: The year of the premixed cocktail business? Featured businesses include Sharaabi Spirits, Vitani, Wixter Market, Literacenter and Open Books.