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IPO market recovers from summer doldrums

Press release submitted by PricewaterhouseCoopers NEW YORK “ Oct. 2, 2012 “ The continued strength in the equities markets, a healthy...

SES Chicago to feature Avinash Kaushik

Press Release Submitted by SEO PR SES Chicago (a division of SES Conferences and Incisive Media) will be the final stop on Google and Web...

Lisa Price to keynote WBDC awards event

Press release submitted by Women's Business Development Center CHICAGO, IL, August 2012 “ Lisa Price, founder of the multi-million-dollar company Carol ...

Northbrook’s Nanosphere expects to raise $23.4 million in public offering

Press release submitted by Nanosphere NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nanosphere Inc. (Nasdaq:NSPH), a leader in the development and commercialization of advanced...

JOBS Act to benefit IPO market, but beware of scandals: BDO Survey

 Submitted by BDO USA Chicago, IL “  Capital markets executives at leading investment banks have conflicting views of the recently enacted JOBS...

Steep slowdown in startups impacts economy

Submitted by the Kauffman Foundation (KANSAS CITY, MO.), May 2, 2012 “ Building on a long-term trend, the nation business...

Intellectual Property Drives U.S. Economic Growth: Commerce Dept.

Submitted by the U.S. Commerce Department WASHINGTON “ The U.S. Commerce Department today released a comprehensive report entitled Intellectual Property...

Angel investor market picks up: UNH analysis

Submitted by the Center for Venture Research DURHAM, N.H. “ Following a considerable contraction in investment dollars in 2008 and 2009, the angel...

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Family Business Council migrates to DePaul

Submitted by the Chicago Family Business Council The Chicago Family...