Innovation DuPage Reopening Guidelines


This is a living document that will be updated as guidance evolves. Please check back often to ensure you are working with the most up-to-date


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ID Giveaway


It's giveaway time! Our ID members are coming together to provide their products and services to one lucky winner. This prize package is a $375


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Governor Pritzker Announces $900 Million in Grant Relief Programs


The information in this post was last updated on June 30th, 2020. It will be updated as new information is released. Key Takeaways Financial assistance


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Economic First Responders


This article was originally published on The Daily Herald Business Ledger on May 13, 2020 titled “Working Together to Keep Business as Usual.” During these


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Transformation: Driving Personal and Professional Growth


Key Takeaways Stop talking about taking the first step and actually do it. Get going Highlight key strategies to improve your personal and/or professional life


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The Power of We


Key Takeaways Economic development agencies are continuing to take actionable steps to help local businesses by providing resources and assistance ID and our partners strive


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COVID-19 Recovery Analytics: Using the Power of Data Recap


Every organization and person around the globe has been impacted by the Coronavirus. Companies are looking for new ways to use data and information to


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Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour


Join us in our virtual happy hour to meet and network with other founders, business owners and Innovation DuPage staff. We will be using breakout


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Stabilize Your Business Foundation in the Downturn Recap


Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or have recently launched an idea, the implications of COVID-19 are forcing business owners to focus on the basics. Learn


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Making Business Decisions As you Navigate the Downturn Recap


Missed our last webinar? View: Making Business Decisions as you Navigate the Downturn with Kim Grotto, Lauren Barron, Kim and Art Angel. They are ID


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Business Idea Competition: Final Round


Concordia University Chicago will livestream the finals of their CougarTank business idea competition to students, alumni and the startup community. CougarTank encourages young creators to


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Business Update 1-on-1 with Travis Linderman


What challenges are you facing as a startup founder? We will work through them with you. Fundraising • Brand Identity • Deck Review • Sales


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Kim Grotto

Kim Grotto: Effective Marketing Strategies in Times of Crisis


Kim Grotto is the Founder and Owner of Grotto Marketing. Grotto Marketing quickly gets to the heart of what’s important, crafts a strategy and builds


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Lauren Barron: Helping Entrepreneurs Navigate a New Normal


Lauren Barron received an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management; she is also the founder and co-owner of Gray Matters Games (GMG). GMG is


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Small Business Resources to Overcome COVID-19


The information in this post was last updated on June 30th, 2020. To help entrepreneurs and small business owners find the help they need, we


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SBA COVID-19 Disaster Injury Loans


The information in this post was last updated on June 30th, 2020. It will be updated as new information is released. The College of DuPage


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How Work Structures are Changing for the Better


Key Takeaways Workplaces are becoming less reliant on physical spaces for employees Working remotely may come with "strings attached" unlike working from anywhere Businesses can


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9 Boutiques to Visit in Glen Ellyn


Local charm, quaint downtown streets, and a neighborly feel... What more could you ask for from a suburban area? Glen Ellyn is just 24 miles


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Attaining Success through Collaboration


Thomas Edison was a prolific inventor and diligent genius who earned 1,093 patents over his lifetime. Often working 18-hour days in a cramped lab, he


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The Big IDea


Tickets for the Frida 2020 Exhibition are selling fast! Available for purchase here . The Big IDea The key to consistent and sustainable economic development


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What's Shaking the Region


Innovation DuPage joined forces with Brewpoint Coffee and the City of Elmhurst to host DuPage County’s first Makers & Shakers event. Sharp minds from across


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Dare to STEAM


Surrounded by a fortress of picture books, three women took the dais to a round of applause louder than what’s typically heard in this Glen


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Empowered by Choice


Phillip Perlman launched his marketing career as a bovine evangelist for Chick-fil-A. He set off on an experiential marketing campaign that grew a local Chick-fil-A’s


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From Aspiration to Achievement: ID Workshop Perfect for Early-stage Startups


Heintz said, “The process of turning an idea into a scalable business model is like a journey. You need to know where you are, where


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How Jodi Norgaard Advised ID Members to Tackle Manufacturing, Walmart and Amazon


Jodi Norgaard delivered an ID Mentor workshop to ID Members about her experience manufacturing and selling a gender model positive plush toy doll that broke


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How Marvelous Minds Is Breaking Down Barriers


Kym Larson was a college student with a passionate interest in learning what makes people tick, when she earned extra money as an ABA therapist


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The Doctor Is In … and Helping Women Celebrate Their Feminine Power


Off the shoulder fashions for women are hot. And it’s no wonder because the look is both fun, flattering and—surprisingly—empowering! So said Dr. Symone Lewis,


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Know You. Know Why. Know What. Know How. Know Clarity Ventures.


The 20th century was dominated by process efficiency. The first part of the 21st century has focused on technology innovation. Future success will be achieved


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A Startup to Help Startups


Randy Micheletti spent close to a decade as a very successful corporate lawyer employed by a large law firm where he represented huge deep-pocketed clients.


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How Banking on an Internship Turns Into a Career


Interns add a little spice to the environment at Innovation DuPage. One intern that we will be saying farewell to this week is Charles Cwik.


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