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Creative placemaking could be the key to catalyzing real estate development on Chicago’s South Side. Here’s how one success story is garnering international acclaim.

It’s no secret that some of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods have suffered from a certain level of financial disinvestment, often systemic and spread out over decades.

a person standing in front of a window: Dance instructors Daniel "Bravemonk" Haywood and Kelsa "K-Soul" Robinson on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 at the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative.

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Dance instructors Daniel “Bravemonk” Haywood and Kelsa “K-Soul” Robinson on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 at the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative.

But one Chicagoan’s efforts to inject new enthusiasm and a sense of community, anchored by artistic and cultural endeavors, are attracting global attention — and similar efforts might be the key to stimulating more equitable real estate development on Chicago’s South Side, a new report suggests.


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The report reflects three years of studying creative placemaking and the impact it has on communities. It comes from the Urban Land Institute, a global organization of real estate and urban development professionals dedicated to the responsible use of land in creating and sustaining thriving communities.

ULI reports that

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The story of Trump’s business career, his taxes and his debt

  • A bombshell New York Times report claims that Trump paid only $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, and nothing at all for much of the previous decade, a major contrast with his image as a self-made billionaire.
  • Trump’s business career shows a series of flashy and ambitious investments that go bust, sometimes ending in bankruptcy, with Trump moving on from the wreckage each time.
  • Multiple reported windfalls throughout Trump’s career — from inheriting millions as a child to the millions he began earning as a reality-TV star from ‘The Apprentice’ — have given major boosts to Trump’s investments over the decades.
  • Another windfall arguably came in 2016, when Trump was elected president.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.


Visiting my grandmother in Queens in the late ’80s and early ’90s meant a few things.

There were the M&M’s she always had laying out on her coffee table, usually

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Priority Technology Holdings – Cheap Growth Story With Attractive Upside (NASDAQ:PRTH)

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Investment Thesis

PRTH is the 11th largest merchant acquirer in the US, trades cheap to comps, has returned to growth, and potentially has 2-3x upside from current prices. Many of the headwinds have been cycled and as the market realizes the story should converge to comps.

Situation Overview

PRTH has had a challenging 2 years with a damaging change in Mastercard e-commerce standards, accounting revision, and COVID. Since then, multiple things in the story have now changed that deserve a 2nd look. First, the company grew organically and cycled MA/V related subscription e-commerce changes in 4Q. Second, they hired a

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Mancuso Business Development Group celebrating women-owned small businesses in October | Top Story

BATAVIA – Mancuso Business Development Group of Batavia will host for a third consecutive year an event featuring women business owners sharing their stories as part of a celebration for National Women Owned Small Business Month.

The October celebration comes as the number of women-owned businesses accounts for almost half of the small businesses within the United States.

The recognition pays tribute to entrepreneurs’ while events scheduled throughout the month offer guidance to new business owners as they embark on new endeavors.

In addition to recognizing creative and influential women within the community, Mancuso BDG is offering three months free rent for leased space at 56 Harvester Ave., Batavia, for women-owned small businesses who sign a 15-month lease. The offer is valid through Oct. 31.

The Harvester Center BIC offers plenty of space and can be designed to accommodate a preferred business model.

“Whatever they need for their business, we

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One broker owner’s remarkable story of business growth

Freddy Rodriguez opened the doors to RE/MAX Top Realty in Houston six years ago. In the span of a few years, his tight team of three real estate agents matured to a thriving group of over 50. When listening to Rodriguez describe his business, the impetus behind his success becomes clear: his fervent obsession with the client experience. Rodriguez seems nearly incapable of discussing real estate without mentioning his passion for customer education or the need for process convenience.

In pursuit of his commitment to enhancing the homebuying experience, Rodriguez has added a mortgage ancillary business, a Motto® Mortgage franchise to his RE/MAX operations. An ancillary service—or a service that complements a company’s primary offerings—can support additional business revenue and streamline the consumer experience. The goal, as Rodriguez describes it, is to “simplify the process and allow homebuyers to get a better deal. We’re on a mission to educate the

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A 38-year-old accountant shares his story

a screen shot of a man: Jay Fairbrother. Courtesy of Jay Fairbrother; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider

© Courtesy of Jay Fairbrother; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider
Jay Fairbrother. Courtesy of Jay Fairbrother; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider

  • The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce.
  • Jay Fairbrother is a 38-year-old accountant based in Buffalo, New York.
  • He lost his job as an accountant in May, but has been using this time to do what he wants while looking for his next opportunity. 
  • With no more than a few introductory interviews and job postings, Fairbrother is worried what the future holds — especially because this is the longest he’s been unemployed. 
  • This is his story, as told to Business Insider.
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The pandemic has been strangely enjoyable.


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Being able to spend more time doing what I want to do in a day has been eye-opening. The pandemic has also allowed me to enjoy the outdoors and the weather

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Story kick-starts sneaker business for Columbus teen – News – The Columbus Dispatch

Support, praise and new customers pour in for the Columbus teen who shook off the drudgery of a pandemic spring and summer with an in-home sneaker-restoration business.

Next on the to-do list for Antonio Davis, a Columbus teen who overcame his pandemic-shutdown boredom by creating a business, is learning how to ship packages.

“I gotta figure out the best way to mail stuff in and out, because now there are customers out-of-state,” Antonio said Friday.

He and his family say they have been swamped with attention and inquiries since The Dispatch wrote about the 15-year-old’s fledgling sneaker-restoration business on Monday.

“I don’t do social media, but I was being bombarded,” Misha McNeil, Antonio’s mom, said with a laugh. “People were sending me messages saying, ‘Look. This is your son, and he’s trending.’”

The East Side family heard not only from friends and would-be customers but also current and former teachers,

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Home and Away star Patrick O’Connor says Dean’s fatherhood story was his idea

From Digital Spy

Home and Away spoilers follow for UK viewers.

Home and Away star Patrick O’Connor has revealed that it was his idea to give Dean Thompson a secret son storyline.

Next week’s episodes on UK screens see Dean’s life change forever, as his old flame Amber Simmons (Madeleine Jevic) tells him that she has a son and he’s the father.

Dean will later decide to meet his son Jai, realising that he wants to be part of his life.

Speaking to Digital Spy about how the storyline came about, Patrick explained: “Funnily enough, I suggested it to the writers. I had some acting lessons, as we have a coach on set that helps us, so if you have got any questions about acting or scripts or any of that, then they can help you out.

Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

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The untold story behind a Watergate whistleblower

The dramatic life of Elias Demetracopoulos and his central connection to Watergate

Anthony Everett sits down with the Newton author of “The Greek Connection” to hear the fascinating story of the Greek journalist at the heart of an untold story of the Watergate scandal

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This is with Harry Truman. This is with Richard Nixon. James Baron of Newton is a journalist, attorney and now author. How he came to write his first book, The Greek Connection, is itself a story, beginning with an ambulance ride to Newton Wellesley Hospital. More than a decade ago, as they were nurses and doctors trying to stabilize my symptoms, I tried to find a place of calm. I took myself back to Greece 1966 Summertime on the island of Mykonos. Listening to the sound of the donkey is coming down the hillside with

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Online Photo Printing Market May Set New Growth Story | Cewe, Mpix, Tesco

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Sep 07, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
(New Jersey) HTF Market Intelligence added research publication document on COVID-19 Outbreak-Global Online Photo Printing Market breaking major business segments and highlighting wider level geographies to get deep dive analysis on market data. The study is a perfect balance bridging both qualitative and quantitative information of COVID-19 Outbreak- Online Photo Printing market. The study provides valuable market size data for historical (Volume** & Value) from 2014 to 2018 which is estimated and forecasted till 2026*. Some are the key & emerging players that are part of coverage and have being profiled are Snapfish, AdoramaPix, Perion Network, Printful, ProDPI, Target Corporation, Eastman Kodak Company, GotPrint, Staples, PSPrint, Cimpress, Amazon Prints, Zazzle, Digitalab, Bay Photo Lab, Vistaprint, Blurb, Mixbook, Moo, Bidolubaski, Cewe, Mpix, Tesco, Shutterfly, AdorPix LLC, Walmart, Minted, Photobox & Walgreens.… Read More