Coronavirus Refunds: The Chicago Bears Provide Reimbursement Option To Season Ticket Holders


The Chicago Bears are giving those who have season tickets the choice to be reimbursed and retain the capacity to renew tickets for next year’s season, 5Chicago reported, citing a letter from the team. Coronavirus Chicago Bears Football News NFL refunds reimbursements Retail sports tickets

Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Tumbles To 38-Year Low


The widely watched Chicago Purchasing Managers Index fell to 32.3 All in all, the Index – which is also known as the Chicago Business Barometer – hit a 40-year low in May and marked its ninth consecutive month of a sub-50 reading, which indicates contraction.

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Coinbase Lays Off 30, Shutters Chicago Office


Digital currency exchange Coinbase has shuttered its Chicago office and laid off 30 engineers, according to a report in Fortune. We have made the difficult decision to consolidate the matching engine efforts and thus wind down the matching engine team in Chicago.

Uber Price Spike Revealed In Chicago


Although ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft strive to keep pricing strategies secret, a Chicago law requires the disclosure of fare data, Reuters reported on Tuesday (Nov. Via , a smaller ride-hailing rival in Chicago, has about 1 percent of the city’s market share. “In

Billtrust Expands Presence In Chicago


Accounts receivable automation firm Billtrust announced that it is expanding its presence in Chicago. Chicago has been an incredible host to Billtrust, and we are thrilled to be growing our team there,” Billtrust CEO Flint Lane said in the announcement. “We’ve

Chicago restaurant Steak 48 embraces WeChat Pay as Chinese tourists expand mobile platform

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Steak 48, a Chicago-based steakhouse, is embracing mobile wallet applications from China by adding WeChat Pay to the platforms it accepts after previously adding UnionPay

Dozens Of Car2go Mercedes Stolen In Chicago Area


Daimler’s car-sharing service car2go was shut down temporarily Thursday (April 18) in Chicago after a slew of Mercedes-Benz cars were stolen by using the app. The Chicago Police Department confirmed the theft and said the investigation was continuing.

Uber Freight To Invest $200M To Set Up Shop In Chicago


Uber Freight has announced that it is investing $200 million to “put down roots” in Chicago. Chicago is consistently at the forefront of innovation, from building America’s foundational transportation systems and its first skyscraper, to fostering world-class universities and research centers.

Amazon Go Debuts In Chicago


According to Venture Beat , the Chicago store is located at 113 S. Amazon Go has launched another store, this time in the Windy City. Franklin Street, and offers standard convenience store fare that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner meal kits and hot food. The location will only be open on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is the fourth Go store and the first to open outside of Amazon’s hometown of Seattle.

Lululemon Brings Experiential Store To Chicago


As Lululemon looks to compete with Amazon and differentiate itself, the fitness apparel retailer is opening a massive store in Chicago. The location, which is in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, is 20,000 square feet, CNBC reported.

U.S. Bank branch restructuring is underway with closures in Chicago area

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Bancorp is closing 21 branches in the Chicago area as part of a restructuring plan to expand its physical footprint in some markets while shrinking its presence in others, bank spokesman Evan Lapiska confirmed.

Canada’s Aritzia Opening Second Chicago Location


is expanding in Chicago as it targets both brick-and-mortar and online expansion. According to Chain Store Age , the fashion retailer will open a flagship on Rush Street in Chicago this fall. ” Retail Aritzia canada Chicago fashion fashion retailer usCanada’s Aritzia Inc. The Vancouver, British Columbia–based company already operates a store in the Windy City, at Water Tower Place.

Chicago, Mastercard And GCBA Launch Tech Pilot Program


The program is a pilot that will come at zero cost to Chicago taxpayers. In terms of the tech business in Chicago, it calls itself a “living lab” within which GCBA can explore certain issues. Hany Fam, EVP of Mastercard enterprise partnerships, said Mastercard applauds “the City of Chicago for pioneering a ‘living lab’ – as an optimized interaction between cities and their tech sectors can help drive inclusive growth and a better quality of life.”.

Sageworks to host 2015 Risk Management Summit in Chicago


Bank and credit union executives and leading industry experts will convene September 23-25 in Chicago, Illinois, for the premier banking conference covering the ALLL and stress testing.

Chicago Developer Tries To Lure Amazon With Its Own Stadium


Sterling Bay, a Chicago developer, is throwing in a sports and concert stadium into its proposal for Amazon’s second U.S. According to a news report in the Chicago Tribune , the developer’s Lincoln Yards project includes the ability for Amazon to have a stadium at its headquarters. The city asked us for our boldest ideas on Amazon’s HQ2, and that’s what we did at Lincoln Yards,” Sterling Bay managing principal Andy Gloor said in an email to the Chicago Tribune.

Target Opening Additional Small Stores In NYC And Chicago


Target has announced it is opening additional small-scale stores in New York City (NYC) and Chicago. In 2016, the company announced it had opened 23 “flex-format” stores — smaller stores less than 50,000 square feet designed for urban shoppers — in metro areas like Chicago, Philadelphia and Berkeley, California. In addition, another small-format store in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood will open this summer.

‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Coming — To A Bar In Chicago


But for Replay Lincoln Park , a popular arcade-bar in Chicago, the forthcoming eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” is more than an opportunity to sell some Arbor Gold and Fire & Blood beer (the officially licensed “Game of Thrones” beers brewed by Ommegang Brewery). “Game of Thrones” has no difficulty driving viewership. HBO’s sprawling epic fantasy series started out with a relatively small audience when it premiered in April of 2011 — about 2.2.

A Slew Of Car2go Mercedes Stolen In The Chicago Area


Daimler’s car-sharing service Car2go was shut down temporarily Thursday (April 18) in Chicago after a slew of Mercedes-Benz cars were stolen by using the app. TechCrunch reported the Chicago Police Department confirmed the crime and said the investigation was continuing.

Amazon Go To Expand To San Francisco And Chicago


The Amazon Go store is getting ready to expand into San Francisco and Chicago. We plan to open Amazon Go in Chicago and San Francisco,” said an Amazon spokesperson, who didn’t have information about other cities where the store might launch. The first cashierless Amazon Go store opened in January in Seattle after being in development for five years. It’s located on the ground floor of the eCommerce giant’s new headquarters.

Chicago Trader Charged With Crypto Theft


Marking the first prosecution in Chicago of theft in the cryptocurrency industry, a trader with a financial firm was charged with fraud. Joseph Kim allegedly misappropriated $2 million in bitcoin and litecoin, the United States Department of Justice said in a press release. Kim had worked for Consolidated Trading LLC, which recently formed a cryptocurrency group.

Manafort's banker seeks to move his trial from New York to Chicago

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Crime and misconduct Mortgages C-suite Financial crimes DoJ Federal Savings Bank of ChicagoStephen Calk and the bank where he formerly served as CEO are both arguing that his bribery trial should be held in Illinois. Prosecutors oppose the move.

Wells Fargo Shut Out Of Illinois Bond Business; Chicago May Follow Suit


Meanwhile, the Chicago City Council is gearing up to consider a moratorium on doing any bond-related business with Wells Fargo as well. Banking Chicago fake account scandal Illinois News wells fargo What's HotThe Wells Fargo fake account scandal has resulted in more fallout for the beleaguered bank — this time, with Illinois announcing a ban on bond and investment work with Wells Fargo.

Exclusive Interview With Jason Henrichs, Co-Founder of FinTEx Chicago

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The more people you meet from the Chicago FinTech scene, the more it draws you in. I really enjoyed my conversation with Jason Henrichs who is involved with a lot. Fintech Insights insights US

Amazon Opening Up Physical Store In Chicago


Amazon is dominating in the eCommerce world, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t see value in physical store fronts, with the eCommerce retailer gearing up to open up an offline store in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. In a report by Chicago Tribune , Amazon spokeswoman Deborah Bass confirmed in an email it is bringing an offline bookstore, dubbed Amazon Books, to Southport in Chicago.

Meijer To Offer Self-Scanning Mobile App In Chicago


As grocers ramp up their digital offerings, Meijer is gearing up to launch a self-scanning mobile app in the Chicago area that allows shoppers to scan their purchases throughout the store and check out at a dedicated counter. But shoppers will still have the option of a traditional checkout experience, The Chicago Tribune reported. Meijer Spokesman Frank Guglielmi told The Chicago Tribune , “We want our shoppers to shop the store the way they want.”.

Will Chicago Be The Next City To Say Bye-Bye To Uber And Lyft?


A vote in Chicago this week could decide if Uber and Lyft will continue to operate there, as the vote from the full city council will determine whether or not ride-sharing firms will have to comply with the same types of regulations city-licensed taxi drivers are forced to. The so-called “Rideshare Reform” rules have already passed a subcommittee of the Chicago City Council as of Friday, with the full vote scheduled for tomorrow. Retail Chicago Lyft Uber

Sephora’s High-Tech Chicago Outpost


Sephora is expanding its Beauty TIP Workshop store format to Chicago — with some fancy new high tech flourishes added. Considering that the new Chicago location features some 13,000 products to play with in their interactive environment — actually a lot. The beauty brand currently has similar locations in Boston, San Francisco and Toronto.

Rooam buying Tally to bring bar-tab payment app to Chicago

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the company has agreed to acquire a similar payment app provider to pave the way for its launch in Chicago. After Rooam's initial launch of its nightlife payment app in its home base of Washington, D.C., Mobile wallets M&A

Chicago de novo bank effort cleared to raise capital

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Organizers of First Women's Bank have also filled two key executive posts. Community banking Capital De novo institutions WIB scan Illinois

Gonzo Goes to BAI Retail Delivery 2014: Sweet Home Chicago?


To Chicago’s Ristorante Volare, which greeted a few thirsty GonzoBanker readers with a champagne bucket full of Bud. The gloomy overcast ride from O’Hare followed the crushing Bears loss to the Packers, so BAI had to distract us with something provoking.

Verizon Activates 5G In Chicago And Minneapolis, More Cities To Follow This Year


Verizon has activated its 5G wireless network in Chicago and Minneapolis, the company announced on Wednesday (April 3), and it plans to roll it out to 30 more markets by the end of the year, according to a report by CNBC. The company won’t see revenue from the new network until 2021, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said. The 5G network will be a complement to “5G Home,” which is Verizon’s wireless alternative to cable.

Fifth Third's Feiger stepping down as Chicago market chairman

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One year after he led the sale of MB Financial to Fifth Third, Mitch Feiger will hand off his duties to his longtime lieutenant, Mark Hoppe, and join Fifth Third's board. M&A Fifth Third Bancorp Succession planning

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Sprig Stops Food Delivery To Chicago, Begins Laying Off Staff


Sprig , the mobile app that allows customers to find and order “delicious meals” made with “honest ingredients” that can be delivered to their doorstep quickly, is changing up its delivery model and pausing operations in Chicago, according to TechCrunch. As part of this reorganization, Sprig will be laying off seven employees in its marketing and operations team; Sprig has also let go of its local drivers and kitchen staff in Chicago.

Why A Chicago Startup Is Tying Its Future To Physical Retail


And adapting to those evolutions – and following them through, ” The Tie Bar CEO Allyson Lewis noted in an interview Lewis is how the eCommerce Tie Bar brand made a full migration to permanent physical stores — now up and running in Boston, Chicago and New York. “We’ve Brick-and-mortar retail oftentimes gets a bad rap in 2018. It’s not wholly undeserved, of course.