| Apr 13, 2014
Chicago will host its first Venture Capital Summit on Oct. 15-16 during Chicago Ideas Week, a source close to ChicagoNext, World Business Chicago's tech council, told the Tribune.
Entrepreneur Matt Moog, CEO of Viewpoints.com, will lead the two-day...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:12 PM
In our annual budget travel survey, experts offer tips on how to get away on a budget, including what to eat, where to stay and, most important, where to go.
Laura Begley Bloom
Deputy editor, Travel + Leisure
Getting there: Follow the airlines'...
| Jan 21, 2014
You can expect some new ways to arrange hotel accommodations this year, as well as a few changes in the old ways. And, as usual, along the way you'll have to watch out for gotchas.
The biggest change this year is a new website that allows you to...
| Aug 22, 2013
Steve Maxwell had spent most of his recent Thursday lunchtimes downtown selling Indian specialties out of his Curried food truck in the roundabout in front of NBC Tower, but on a late July Thursday he pulled up at about 8:30 a.m. to find three other...
| Apr 23, 2014
Motorola Mobility showed off its sleek new headquarters in the Merchandise Mart on Tuesday to about 200 VIPs and reporters.
If it were for sale, the listing would be labeled "luxury" and boast features such as digital and graffiti art, concrete floors,...
| Feb 20, 2014
Billionaire Chicagoan and hedge fund manager Ken Griffin is giving $150 million to Harvard University, all but $10 million of which will be dedicated to financial aid for undergraduate students, the university announced late Wednesday.
The gift is the...
| Feb 21, 2014
If GrubHub Seamless goes public this year, the stock market debut for the online food-ordering service would generate millions for a bevy of Chicago-area entrepreneurs and investors. They include GrubHub co-founders Matt Maloney and Mike Evans, and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Honest price advertising will be the main hotel question mark in 2013. As I've reported, the Federal Trade Commission informed big chains that their practice of posting low-ball rates, then adding mandatory "resort" and other fees is deceptive. Instead,...
| May 4, 2014
Next Monday, May 12, more than 10,000 Chicagoans who care about the city will sit down for a meal at various locations to talk about Chicago's future.
Some will be friends or acquaintances. Others will be strangers randomly assigned by organizers....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Of the many ideas at Chicago Ideas Week, the biggest one to catch on may be Chicago Ideas Week itself.
We've reached Year Three of this annual festival of discussions, demonstrations and interactive experiences, and what recently seemed new now feels...
| Feb 25, 2014
Just about anywhere you look you see "tips" on how to "save" money on the big-ticket travel services: air tickets, hotel accommodations, rental cars and cruises. But if you're really being careful, you will want to take advantage of ways to cut the...