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1871 | December 6, 2016

Today we are thrilled to launch the 1871 Store, a swag hub for the makers, doers, builders and thinkers of the Chicago tech community who wear their pride (literally) on their sleeves. The custom designs represent the diverse and evolving culture of 1871 and capture the unique “get it done” spirit of our community. With

Monique Wingard | December 5, 2016

“The Chicago Women’s Health Center is a local organization that has been adapting to the changing health needs of American women, specifically the women of Chicago, since 1975 and an organization I am proud to support.” — @deena_steel, Manager of Membership, donated to @chicagowomenshealthcenter . Read more about out what #CWHCmeans to Deena on our

1871 | November 29, 2016

As an employee benefit in 2016, each 1871 staff member was allocated a cash amount to donate to a charity or cause they hold dear; organizations whose initiatives ranged from education to compassion, leadership to social justice. In the spirit of #GivingTuesday this year, we wanted to share the stories and experiences that led to these donations

Howard A. Tullman | November 28, 2016

I used to feel bad for the guys in our IT department because they had the same career issue that the heads of Homeland Security have. As we all know, the terrorists and other scumbags only have to get it right one time and horrible things can happen. Yet our counter-terrorism teams and other law

Monique Wingard | November 28, 2016

You were born to stand out—and that’s O.K. #1871Chicago #Upshow #motivationmonday #DaretobeDifferent A photo posted by @1871chicago on Nov 21, 2016 at 8:36am PST Today is #SmallBizSat: Show your support by shopping at your favorite small business or #startup in Chicago!#shopsmall #1871Chicago #upshow #SBO #smallbusinesssaturday A photo posted by @1871chicago on Nov 26, 2016 at 6:50am

Howard A. Tullman | November 23, 2016

Who would have thought that there would be some worthwhile words of wisdom coming from Glinda, the Good Witch, in Wicked? I saw Wicked again recently for the umpteenth time and I was struck by how relevant some of the lyrics from the song “Thank Goodness”were to the entrepreneurial mindset and to the ways many

Monique Wingard | November 21, 2016

Did we mention that the inventor of #Jenga stopped by this week? . This game of physical and mental skill was created by British Female Founder, Leslie Scott, who is also the co-founder of Oxford Games Ltd. . Quick Fact: The name Jenga is derived from a Swahili word meaning “build.” #1871Chicago #upshow #FemaleFounder #womenintech

Howard A. Tullman | November 21, 2016

It’s not possible to read any new or old material about organizational behavior without coming across a screed or two on the general subject of how too many meetings simply represent a waste of time, energy and resources. I’ve taken a shot at it, too. (See How to Deal with Time Wasters) Such sessions rarely

Monique Wingard | November 14, 2016

Day One of the #1871Chicago/@ilhischambr Cohort is complete. Looking forward to working and building together! #Latinx #ChiTech #diversifytech #upshow A photo posted by @1871chicago on Nov 10, 2016 at 9:55am PST In honor of all who serve. Thank you. #1871Chicago #upshow #VeteransDay A photo posted by @1871chicago on Nov 11, 2016 at 5:42pm PST The


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