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Users of the Makeena app are given access to healthy, sustainable food items that earn users earn money for purchasing. Shoppers are able to find food items from a variety of brands, and companies who sell food are able to market through the app. Makeena makes it easy to find exactly what users are looking for, by allowing them to search by brand, category, store, and even attribute (i.e. GMO-free, etc.).

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Culture Shock

Equivoice is Chicago's leader in designing and implementing IT networks and shared services, with a clear market direction. Their specialties lie in cloud computing services with an emphasis in efficiency, clarity, and transparency for their clients.

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Business Insights

Jackie Ruiz is the Owner/ Director of JRR Marketing. JRR Marketing is a full-service marketing and PR agency that provides customized solutions to their clients. Jackie is also the author of "The Little Book of Business Secrets that work!" and "The Fig Factor," "The Fig Factor Journal," "200 Consejos Poderosos para Alcanzar el Exito en los Negocios," contributing author of "Overcoming Mediocrity," a superhero character in the motivational comic book "The Crusaders."

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Balancing Act of Mompreneurship

Jill Bishop is the Owner at Multilingual Connections, a company working with translations and language training to connect you with the world. They bring customized language training to companies such as Lou Malnati's, Chicago Fire, Kraft and others. They are passionate about teaching language and culture.

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High Gain Solutions

Ann is a professional actress and proud member of SAG-AFTRA/AEA. She is both an actress and producer for the movie A Sweet Goodbye, a movie from John Lerchen with the stars Dante Basco and Ann Hagemann herself.

Movie website: http://www.asweetgoodbye.com

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Business Breakthrough

House of Genius is one of the fastest growing entrepreneurial community services, currently in 24 cities in 7 countries around the world. They bridge the many siloed communities of a city to make innovation and entrepreneurship a community proposition, not just an individual one.

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Nonprofit Impact

Carrie Thomas is the Associate Director of Chicago Jobs Council, a coalition of community-based training organizations, advocacy groups, businesses and individuals working to ensure access to employment and career advancement opportunities for people living in poverty. They have grown to over 100 organizations and individuals. They work to influence the development and reform of public policies designed to move people through the workforce. 

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Balancing Act of Mompreneurship

Emily Lonigro Boylan is the owner and creative director of LimeRed studio, a design and development agency for the people, programs, ideas, and products that make people's lives better. They work with socially minded businesses, universities, nonprofits, and other organization to promote their people, programs, and ideas. They focus on organizations that are working to make a difference in the world, and who work to make peoples lives better. 

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FashionCrunch

Everpurse has designed the first mobile phone-charging bag. Just drop your iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPhone 6, or Samsung Galaxy S4 into a purse and your device will automatically start charging. Based in Chicago, the purses are designed in collaboration with local fashion designers.

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Inspirational Leaders

Jason has been a founder, investor and advisor to numerous start-ups and is an active mentor across the Techstars network. Now at the Startup Institute, a career accelerator that combines hard skills with cultural acumen to drastically increase the impact of startup employees, he helps accelerate their growth.

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High Gain Solutions

Inspired by the infamous Chicago fire, 1871 is a not-for-profit company that promotes a community for innovative digital entrepreneurs. They provide educational resources, co-working spaces, and a medium for like-minded individuals to share ideas.

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Minimizing Your Mistakes

Michael C. Krauss is a veteran strategic marketer, business advisor, organizational coach, board member and investor with over 35 years of professional experience. He is also a C- Level columnist for Marketing News, the publication of the American Marketing Association.

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Culture Shock

Allstate is the largest publicly held personal lines insurer in the United States and operates 17 companies throughout North America. Allstate was named 92 on Fortune 500's list of largest companies in the U.S. and it's slogan, "You're in good hands" is one of the most recognized marketing slogans.

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Leading Social Experts

Watch MJ Tam and Beth Rosin in Leading Social Experts where they talk to bloggers, vloggers, brands, marketers and more to help you figure out how to use social media like a well oiled machine!

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Lead Well with Robert Johnson

Heidrick & Struggles is a worldwide executive search firm, specializing in chief executive and senior level assignments. Billy works across all industry & functional groups in developing inclusive solutions as it relates to talent acquisition & leadership development.

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Minimizing Your Mistakes

Cheeky Chicago was founded in 2008 by young entrepreneurs Erica Bethe Levin and Jessica Zweig. It is the ultimate go-to guide for women in the city of Chicago. Producing 35 articles each week and monthly events, Cheeky is known for its fresh perspective, inside scoop and hot tips on the city.

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eGuru Series

Kristen Weber met with Doug Waggoner, CEO of Echo Global Logistics.

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La Pasión Para el Exito

Andrés Alba es locutor de radio y actualmente se encuentra trabajando para dimensionlatinafm.com. Dimensión Latina FM es una estación que se trasmite por internet las 24 horas del día y siete días de la semana. Andrés trasmite su programación todos los jueves de 6pm-10pm en su programa llamado "Los Hijos de la Noche."

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What's that One Piece of Advice?

Joloop connects fitness gurus and first timers with highly trained athletes through their app. These trainers will aim to provide support, motivation, and custom plans that evolve around your performance. Their services include private instruction and workout classes.

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Next Game Changer

Justin DeLay is a cofounder and CMO of TempoIQ, a sensor analytics company working to create real-time monitoring of sensor data. They are taking the data-monitoring world by storm with their technology. Justin specializes in marketing strategy, business planning, and customer development. 

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Business Advocacy

Stephanie D. Neely is the Treasurer of the City of Chicago, Illinois. She was appointed in October 2006. Stephanie has a Bachelors degree in Economics from Smith College and master’s of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. She has served on the board of several civic and business organizations, including the Chicago Summer Business Institute.

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