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Ditch the Car: How to Do the Windy City by Foot, Bike and Train
Ditch the Car: How to Do the Windy City by Foot, Bi...
The Innovative, Flexible 15 Gallon Barrel
The first question one asks themselves when packaging anything is: what will it fit in? It’s the first piece of every puzzle: moving, packing the car, choosing the right purse. Life is constantly throwing us new games of Tetris to play. And packaging your facilities materials is no different.
Is CRM the right place for your legal team to store their contracts?
Is CRM the right place for your legal team to store...
How the best sales managers position their teams for quick wins
How the best sales managers position their teams fo...
Creative Spaces: Erik Jensen, 3D Artist & Animator
This month, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Erik Jensen, 3D artist and animator and longtime freelancer. Five years ago, when Jensen decided to take the jump and move to our fair city of Chicago, he unwittingly took the jump into full time freelance as well. “The job market wasn’t that great. I came up here and wanted another full time job, but no one was hiring, I wound up freelancing as default.” Five years later, he hasn’t gone back to the full time job hunt and, frankly, his freelance life is enviable for any freelancers who prefer to work offsite.
Does your finance team need contract management software?
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Introducing Creative Spaces
Creatives are a fascinating breed of beasts and, like any wild creature, you can learn a lot by studying them in their natural habitat. This, along with a deep-seeded fascination with people’s individual styles, the psychology of space/color and a general interest in everyone’s desktop knick knacks, is the inspiration behind Creative Spaces, a new blog series exploring creatives and their workstations.
Stainless Steel & The Freedom to Experiment
With the steadily growing demand for wine, modern winemakers are more than encouraged to experiment and develop something new. The market is swelling with a new generation of wine and beer enthusiasts who welcome small batches and ingenuity. And so, there is room to play.
Stainless Steel Wine Barrels to the Rescue
Many winemakers, new and old, prefer oak barrels for aging and storage. There is an air of “this is how it’s always been done” that makes it hard to accept any other alternative. However, with an oak barrel shortage now persisting for three years, many winemakers have embraced the modernity of stainless steel wine barrels rather than pay through the nose for used oak.
Stainless Steel Wine Barrels & Water Conservation
Water scarcity is a real global problem. In the United States, seemingly boundless bodies of water such as the powerful Colorado River and the massive Lake Mead are drying up. Nearly the entire state of California is now classified as being under “extreme” and “exceptional” drought conditions.
Creative Spaces: Brad Kemp, Musical Director
Brad Kemp is a freelance music director in Chicago. For those who don’t understand what that is, it’s fine, he encounters that a lot. Ever been to an improv or sketch show with a piano accompaniment? That’s a music director. “If I have to make the Laura Hall reference, I will,” says Kemp, “because that’s what people get.” Kemp has also written/collaborated on three full length staged musicals, not counting the dozens more that live unseen and unheard in folders on his desktop.
Fresh Wine & Steady Business on Tap
Tasting rooms and facility tours have become increasingly popular weekend or vacation activities for craft beverage enthusiasts. A pit stop at a local winery or distillery not only provides an afternoon of entertainment and libation, but a neat snapshot of the town culture and people, and an ample selection of unique gifts to bring back home.
New Years Resolutions | Natalie C Mueller
Jan 1, 2013 ... Happy 2013. I feel like New Years Resolutions are best made on one's birthday, rather than...