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Month: February 2019

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Matt Pettinelli

HigherGroundChi February 20, 2019

Matt Pettinelli is the Founder and CEO of CapGrow Partners. Matt started his business with nothing but a phone, the internet, a little bit of industry knowledge, and a ton of hustle. CapGrow was founded in 2005 for a very specific purpose: buy single-family homes, and lease them to quality […]

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Bob Muzikowski

HigherGroundChi February 20, 2019

Bob Muzikowski can be described in one word- Hero. Through his initiatives, namely the “Near West Little League” and “Chicago Hope Academy”, Bob has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of kids. In many ways, he has been a hero for himself too. In this episode we uncover Bob’s […]

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Sam Rosen

HigherGroundChi February 20, 2019

Coworking: where & when remote workers and independent professionals work in space, so as to share equipment, ideas, and knowledge. Examples include WeWork, NextSpace, Greendesk, Serendipity Labs. It’s a booming industry, and few people are closer to the action than Sam Rosen. His platform Deskpass makes coworking facilities easier to […]

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David Morton

HigherGroundChi February 20, 2019

The Morton family is among the most influential in the hospitality industry. David Morton is making his mark with a variety of restaurants and bars under the umbrella DMK Restaurants. We sat down with David at their offices above Ada Street restaurant to talk about legacy, teamwork, failure, staying sharp, […]

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Carol Goldman

HigherGroundChi February 20, 2019

Carol Goldman is the owner of the wildly successful, Highland Park-based Carol’s Cookies. In our conversation with Carol, we talk about the road she took from baking in her kitchen to running a national cookie operation. Pick one up at Whole Foods or another upscale retail store to try for […]

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Jemal Swoboda

HigherGroundChi February 20, 2019

Imagine the perfect online platform for hosting and participating in local classes, events, and experiences. Dabble is a Chicago company that connects people who want to learn a new skill, are looking for a fun date night, or are planning their next event. Chief Dabbler Jemal Swoboda was kind enough […]

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Farhan Masood

HigherGroundChi February 20, 2019

Have you ever been issued a “visitor” badge… and have you ever thought, “you know what would make this a lot easier… 3D facial recognition.” Farhan Masood is the technologist behind Soloinsight, a company that is revolutionizing all facets of building security. Check Out: https://www.soloinsight.com/

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Rob Royer

HigherGroundChi February 20, 2019

We sat down with Rob Royer, CEO of Interior Define, to talk about the evolving market of custom furniture. Growing up in house full of architects and interior designers, you could say Rob was always keen for design. But it wasn’t until his experience at apparel start up Bonobos that […]