Seth Green from Loyola’s Center for Social Enterprise talks about sustainability and how these practices shape successful businesses in our modern economy.
A discussion around sustainability in the City Colleges in Chicago, and the initiatives that they take to be sustainable.
Introduction to a new season, why we have pivoted in our interview topics, and what to expect.
Jamie Johnson interviews Ben Wozney, Fire Chief of Wilmette Illinois, on his path to leadership and how sustainability plays into the fire service.
Jamie and Natalie Bauer Luce discuss her new business, what motivated her to take it from idea to an actual business, as well as whether she will make the big leap to additional employees.
Debra and Jamie sit down to discuss the progress and investment that Oakton Community College has put forward for sustainability in recent years. Debra comes from the Brookfield Zoo community, where she was inspired about conservation by her colleagues and the community.
Ross and Jamie sit down in Friendship Center’s new location on Lawrence Avenue in Chicago, where they will be extending their services to include a hot meal service for those in need. Friendship Center has been around for 30 years, but Ross as Development director is acting like an intrapreneur to expand the service offerings and really transform the organization.
Ross was previously the Executive Director at the Greater Ranvenswood Chamber, and also recently sold Cafe Dolce Casa (the 5th customer of Verde ever!).
Jamie and Harold sit down in CEDAs office in the top of the 567 W Lake St building in Chicago. With a backdrop of a ton of natural sunlight and possibly the best office lighting in Chicago, Harold discusses his management and turn around experience at CEDA. At the time that Harold took over the organization, it was clear that One of the largest private, non-profit Community Action Agencies in the country was struggling.
Harold took on the challenge, and has since turned CEDA to a forward thinking organization with real impact in Chicago. He believes in empowering and supporting employees, and it shows
Today we’re chatting with Tim Frick of Mightybytes, a digital marketing and web design firm in Chicago.
Join us in a conversation with Robert Hoffmann, president and owner of Shiraleah, an importer of lifestyle and home decor handicrafts.
Join us for a talk with Matthew Botos, CEO of Connect Food, a startup software company revolutionizing food safety practices.
Kevin Cody started Agilux in 2013 after seeing the opportunity to change the way people look at lighting. Agilux means “Moveable light) and was born through visions, innovation, and persistence.
Join us in a chat with David Kelbaugh of Tacklebox, as we learn about the reasons he left big agency life to set his own path.
Today we’re talking to Tom Decker of Chicago Green Insulation, a Chicago based company specializing in spray foam insulation.
This week we talk to Ryan Coon about his company, Rentalutions which is a software for landlords.
A discussion with Chuck Matthews, founder of the Matthews Fan Company in Libertyville. His history of starting and growing the business, as well as why he chooses to invest in energy efficiency upgrades for better security for his facility.
A brief discussion with the founder of Project: VISION’s founder, Karen Chui, whose mission is to help youth of Chicago’s Chinatown, Bridgeport, and surrounding communities achieve their full potentials by providing them with tools for educational, personal, and civic development.
An interview with Buddy Greene from Deerborne Cable and Wire, one of the first customers that Verde worked with in 2014 on energy efficiency. Buddy started the business in the 1960s and ran it for almost 40 years, until an eventual sale in 2003. Buddy often quotes, “You never work a day in your life if you love what you do, and I loved what I did”.