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"Genius isn't born, it's forged out of commitment to serving something bigger than oneself." - Dr. Therese Rowley

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Posted by: 1871 on 1/3/18 9:00 AM

With a network of more than 600 professionals from every industry, the mentor program is the crown jewel of 1871. Every day, mentors dedicate their time and expertise guiding our members from issues ranging from legal to tech and everywhere in between, forming valuable relationships and producing concrete outcomes. This week, we say hello to Dr. Therese Rowley, the CEO and Founder of Accelerated Alignment and The Conscious Business Network.

1871 Gives | Meet Brittany and Lakshmi

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Posted by: 1871 on 1/2/18 9:30 AM

As a community that believes in paying it forward, 1871 allocates a cash allotment for each team member to donate to a charity of their choice as a part of their employee benefits. Here on the blog, we'll be highlighting the stories behind our team's giving. This week, meet Brittany Ferrin and Lakshmi Shenoy.

For Allstate's Peggy Klingel, Balance is Key to Success

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Posted by: 1871 on 12/21/17 9:00 AM

With a network of more than 600 professionals from every industry, the mentor program is the crown jewel of 1871. Every day, mentors dedicate their time and expertise guiding our members from issues ranging from legal to tech and everywhere in between, forming valuable relationships and producing concrete outcomes. This week, we say hello to Peggy Klingel, Senior Manager of Claims Innovation Strategic Partnerships at Allstate.

The 10 Best Holiday Gift Ideas You Might Not Have Heard Of

News, Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 12/20/17 12:06 PM

Here at 1871, we want to share the holiday cheer by highlighting 10 members of our community that make gifts a bit outside the box. If you haven't bought presents for your friends or family just yet -- or if you’re simply sick of sending the same old sweaters every year -- you 'll want to check out what these companies have to offer.

1871 Gives | Meet Kat and Alysha-Aubrey

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Posted by: 1871 on 12/18/17 3:56 PM

As a community that believes in paying it forward, 1871 allocates a cash allotment for each team member to donate to a charity of their choice as a part of their employee benefits. Here on the blog, we'll be highlighting the stories behind our team's giving. This week, meet Kat Rokhlin and Alysha-Aubrey Bursey.

Challenges, Triumphs, and Good Advice: Looking Back at 1871's "Today at Apple" Event Series

Events, Insights, Community
Posted by: Kat Rokhlin on 12/14/17 9:33 AM

Last month, Nirav Amin stood in front of a packed room at the new Apple Michigan Avenue.  “How many of you are entrepreneurs or working on your own business idea?” he asked the crowd. More than half of the room raised their hands. Some had attended each event in the four-part “Accelerate Your Startup Idea” series aimed at educating, guiding, and supporting the Chicago community in pursuit of their entrepreneurial passions, and had finally arrived at this culminating session where they would soon have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges.

1871 Gives | Meet Victor and Laura

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Posted by: 1871 on 12/13/17 12:43 PM

As a community that believes in paying it forward, 1871 allocates a cash allotment for each team member to donate to a charity of their choice as a part of their employee benefits. Here on the blog, we'll be highlighting the stories behind our team's giving. This week, meet Laura Clark and Victor Baez.

"Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty." —Kiley Peters of Brainchild Studios

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Posted by: 1871 on 12/6/17 9:02 AM

With a network of more than 600 professionals from every industry, the mentor program is the crown jewel of 1871. Every day, mentors dedicate their time and expertise guiding our members from issues ranging from legal to tech and everywhere in between, forming valuable relationships and producing concrete outcomes. This week, we say hello to Kiley Peters, Owner and CEO of  boutique digital marketing agency Brainchild Studios.

Is Co-Creation the Future of Startups?

Insights, Community
Posted by: 1871 on 11/30/17 9:59 AM

Co-creation is the design of new products, services, experiences, or business models in a collaborative environment. It gives everyone a seat at the design table and allows all voices to be heard in a collaborative and interactive space. On Veterans Day 2017, member company AE Marketing Group led a co-creation lab to bring together top marketers in 1871 to help the veteran-led, CPG startup, Rumi Spice.

#WishIHadC3PO: Rick Kottke of BMO Harris Bank

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Posted by: 1871 on 11/29/17 3:13 PM

With a network of more than 300 professionals from every industry, the mentor program is the crown jewel of 1871. Every day, mentors dedicate their time and expertise guiding our members from issues ranging from legal to tech and everywhere in between, forming valuable relationships and producing concrete outcomes. This week, we say hello to Rick Kottke, VP, Program Manager at BMO Harris Bank.

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