| Feb 1, 2012
| 5:51 AM
Finally, an opportunity to wear sunglasses inside a nightclub without looking like you’re trying too hard.
River North club Enclave will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “Most people wearing sunglasses in the dark” Friday,...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 1:51 PM
That was the concept behind this Valentine's Day assignment I gave local stylist Jennifer Rosson: "Let's think outside the candy box" and find gift ideas that'll bring families/couples together, while pumping some moola into the local econcomy. And...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 2:49 PM
Groupon is all the rage for daily deals across America, but the popular website is in financial trouble.
According to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Groupon lost more than $100 million last quarter. A year ago, they lost almost...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 3:16 PM
Have you signed up for on-line coupons, but don't like getting all the emails you don't want? Well, there's a local company that does coupons the old fashioned way and that old fashioned way is bringing in new customers.
Have you tried the website...
| Oct 26, 2011
Plenty of small business owners across Indianapolis are discovering that they need to join the social media world just to survive in these economic times.
But, when it comes to Facebook, Twitter, and Groupon, many owners are trying to navigate a world...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 8, 2013
I've been saying for some time that what's missing from rock music are hip workplace references such as "shareholder value," "culture of transparency" and "metrics."
Well, thank God somebody finally listened.
Andrew Mason, who founded Groupon and then...
| 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'...