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As an entrepreneur, I wear many hats. I'm my company's chief accountant, salesperson, strategist and product-builder. I'm responsible for making sure that my business stays thriving six months and six years from now. It's exhausting, scary and highly rewarding — ;all at once.
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In a landmark decision for the future of the Internet, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved tough net neutrality regulations to oversee online traffic.
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Blue Sky Innovation ;enters a new phase ;Wednesday with the launch ;of The Vault , a ;new portal for your business life that will grow to ;include a range of resources.
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Recent studies have revealed something that many savvy women have known all along: women are good for business. With so many women-run startups cropping up and more companies looking to create diverse boardrooms, women are proving to deliver tangible and intangible advantages. A recent analysis by Fortune revealed that Fortune 1000 companies with female CEOs earn higher stock market returns than those with male CEOs.
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Rocketmiles, a Chicago startup that offers airline miles in exchange for hotel bookings, reportedly will be acquired by Priceline Group for about $20 million, likely as a way to start a loyalty program.
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So you’re wondering if you should apply to a startup accelerator. A panel of experts attempted to answer that question Tuesday evening at the University of Chicago ’s Chicago Innovation Exchange in Hyde Park.
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Who else should be in the Network? Suggest a name to the Blue Sky editorial staff. Email bluesky@chicagotribune.com. All; Education; Entrepreneurs; Finance; Government; Health; Innovation; Technology; Venture capital. Godard Abel Godard Abel. Co-founder and chairman, G2 Crowd; ...
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Betabox, a product-sample distributor that grew out of a Mondelez International in-house incubator program, has been acquired by digital marketing agency VaynerMedia, Deerfield-based Mondelez announced Wednesday.
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Investors on the ABC television show “Shark Tank,” particularly Mark Cuban , continue to take a liking to Chicago startup companies.
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The dating season opened Feb. 15, according to Urban Dictionary . But Sam Yagan sees dating season differently, from an entrepreneur and executive's perspective. He co-founded online dating site OkCupid in 2003 and sold it to IAC/InterActiveCorp in 2011 for $90 million. He is now Chicago-based CEO of IAC’s online dating division, Match Group, which includes Match.com, mobile app Tinder and some 40 other brands. Yagan also co-founded startup ac...
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It’s a good thing LuminAID’s solar-powered lamps are waterproof — its founders are headed to the Shark Tank.
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Editor, Blue Sky Innovation, Chicago Tribune
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  • Chicago Tribune
    Editor, Blue Sky Innovation, 2013 - present
    Editor of Blue Sky Innovation, the Chicago Tribune's premium digital vertical on innovation, entrepreneurship, technology and big ideas. Lead community engagement classes on How the Newsroom Works.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Planning Editor, Business
    Edited Executive Profile series, Top Workplaces and in-depth pages on national and international business.
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Assistant Managing Editor
    Edited Business of Life coverage on workplace and consumer trends, executive lifestyles, Chicago VIPs, careers, nonprofits and residential real estate.
  • Chicago Sun Times
    Travel Editor
    Travel editor and writer; editor in various roles on lifestyles, features and entertainment.
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Female
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Blue Sky Innovation, Editor, Chicago Tribune
Introduction
Andrea Hanis edits Blue Sky Innovation at the Chicago Tribune. She was previously the planning editor for the Tribune Business section, an assistant managing editor at Crain's Chicago Business and a travel and features editor at the Chicago Sun-Times. She's a member of the alumni board of the Indiana University School of Journalism. On Twitter @AndreaHanis.
Bragging rights
Rush Limbaugh called me out on his show once.
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Currently
Chicago
Previously
Bloomington, Ind. - Louisville, Ky.