Made In Chicago
It’s a safe place to charge your cellphone while you’re out. Dave Adams and a friend sketched out on a napkin an idea for what would become SafeCharge, essentially a locker for your phone, with battery chargers to accommodate any phone made in the last 16 years.
As a passionate musician, Elliot Mandel has carved out a niche in Chicago’s community of photographers, reports Regine Schlesinger with Made in Chicago.
She’s based in Downers Grove, but Diva was born in Chicago with a name – and a talent – for singing.
For Jeffery Tasch, music is in his blood.
What started as a hobby has turned into a 45-year-old business for a Gold Coast woman.
“Everyone else is focusing on whiskeys, vodkas, gins; and so we’re really sticking with our roots with what we know how to make best,” said Jenny Solberg, owner of Rhine Hall Distillery.
If there’s one thing the members of the Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band have down pat, it’s jokes about kilts.
At 18, the Niles North High School honors student has had her music played on and covered by the BBC.
Alison Gutterman is the third generation of her family to run Jelmar in Skokie. The company was founded in 1967 by her grandfather and his business partner.
Keelan Andrews is the man behind the business called Keelan Rogue.
For 45 years, the name Margie Korshak has been linked to many of Chicago’s biggest events.
William Harris Lee and Company has grown to become the world’s largest and most respected maker of fine stringed instruments.
Kay Giglio began making candy over 50 years ago.
It started with five Chicago friends four years ago.
Church and Chapel Metal Arts is a family-owned company that makes funeral equipment, including some uniquely shaped urns.
Unlike most business owners, Holly and John Schmid wish their market weren’t growing as fast as it is.
Got a ragtop? Then Jim Eldred is your man.
The owner says the Blue Star chain dates back to 1917 and used to have dozens of auto parts stores.
The next big thing in pastry, the diet-busting cronut, has begun to appear at a handful of Chicago bakeries.
It’s not your father’s tailgate party.