TCN Members in the News
Fortune
MARY DILLON #3 ON FORTUNE'S BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR LIST
Fortune's Businessperson of the Year was released this week and in the number three spot was TCN member Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty.  Read more...

New York Times
NEW YORK TIMES FEATURES METROPOLITAN CHICAGO NONPROFIT MERGER RESEARCH PROJECT
K. Sujata, CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women, Jean Butzen, President of Mission Plus Strategy Consulting, and Gillian Darlow, CEO, Polk Bros. Foundation, were featured in a New York Times article that examined why organizations should consider other partnership strategies if they want to grow, improve services and become more effective - or in some cases, remain viable. Read more...
Crain's
SHARI RUNNER ON WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO END POVERTY, RACISM AND SEGREGATION IN CHICAGO
During an interview at her office on South Michigan Avenue, Shari Runner, President and CEO, The Chicago Urban League (and new TCN member), spoke with Crain's about the League, race relations and why Chicago for-profits and nonprofits should work together to cure the city's ills.

The Chicago Urban League, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with a November 19 gala featuring Diana Ross, has an $8 million annual budget to help fix those issues. "The problem is limited resources," said Shari Runner. "The more we can work together, the more we can decide what we all do best and what pieces of the pie we need to concentrate on." Read more...

 
TONI PRECKWINKLE OUTLINES THE COOK COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE BUDGET

Toni Preckwinkle, President of Cook County Board of Commissioners, recently outlined the 2017 Cook County Forest Preserve budget, which avoids service reductions and layoffs and does not rely on reserve funds to pay for day-to-day operations, but does use $3.9 million in reserves for restoration efforts, the district said in a news release. "Restoration work remains the single largest line item in the FPCC budget for the fifth straight year, which reflects the district's commitment to conservation and preservation of native habitat, plants and animals," Toni Preckwinkle said in a news release. Read more...
ELAINE P. MAIMON ON STATE STOPGAP BUDGET
Governors State University President Elaine P. Maimon along with the Presidents of Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University, and Southern Illinois University, joined Eddie Arruza of "Chicago Tonight" for an update on the
ongoing Illinois budget crisis and its impact on public universities.
To see the entire segment, click here!
PRAIRIE GRASS CAFÉ AND SHEDD AQUARIUM ON TOP TEN LIST FOR HEALTHY FOOD
Prairie Grass LLC ( Sarah Stegner Nambiar) and Shedd Aquarium ( Joyce Simon) were praised by mothers, for their modern, casual establishments that boasts fine dining flavors for children, in recent article published by Chicago Parent.

Sarah, along with Diane Schmidt, created Healthy Fare for Kids, a program made to make healthier meals accessible to kids everywhere. Prairie Grass Café was one of ten restaurants listed on 10 Great Spots to Enjoy Health Grub. 

Not only does Shedd Aquarium's Right Bite program offer ocean-friendly, sustainable seafood, but Shedd also partnered with HFFK to provide aquarium guests 12 and under with healthy choices. Grilled mini shrimp skewers with mango dipping sauce and sautéed fish patty mini sliders with guacamole will be on the fall menu. Read more... 
Women on Boards        
ELLEN CARNAHAN ELECTED TO PAYLOCITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ellen Carnahan, Principal of Machrie Enterprises LLC, was elected to Paylocity's Board of Directors. "Ellen is an excellent addition to our Board of Directors," said Steve Beauchamp, Paylocity President and CEO. "Her extensive experience and knowledge will help drive Paylocity in our mission to elevate Payroll and HR across the backroom and into the boardroom." Paylocity is a leading provider of cloud based payroll and human capital management software. Read more...
Awards        
ELLEN A. RUDNICK NAMED RECIPIENT OF THE RICHARD J. DALEY AWARD
Ellen A. Rudnick, Senior Advisor & Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth, is the recipient of the Richard J. Daley Award, which will be presented at the 2016 Illinois Venture Capital Association ( Maura O'Hara) Awards Dinner on December 5. In anticipation of the Awards Dinner, Ellen participated in an interview with IVCA.

"The IVCA membership help to make entrepreneurs' dreams come true, and at the same time have a huge impact in the economic development of the city and state. To be recognized as being part of that success is both gratifying and humbling." Read more...
INTERACTIVE HEALTH ANNOUNCED AS AWARD WINNER
Interactive Health ( Cathy Kenworthy) was honored as a 2016 Illinois' Healthiest Employers Award winner in the size category of 100-499 employees. Read more...
LEAP INNOVATIONS RECEIVES AWARD FROM CHICAGO INNOVATION AWARDS
LEAP Innovations is a 501(c)(3) social enterprise that connects innovation and education to reinvent our one-size-fits-all system and transform the way kids learn. They work directly with educators and innovators to discover, pilot and scale personalized learning technologies and innovative practices in the classroom and beyond. Selected from 643 nominees this year, CEO Phyllis Lockett and the LEAP team accepted the Social Innovator Award on behalf of the teachers and principals across Chicago who are working hard to innovate and create personalized learning experiences for their students.

For coverage of the awards in the Chicago Tribune's Blue Sky, click here!

Announcements   
ROBIN KELLY LEADING OBJECTIONS TO FACEBOOK'S "ETHNIC AFFINITY" FEATURE
Congresswoman Robin Kelly is leading objections to Facebook's "Ethnic Affinity" advertising option that allows housing advertisers to exclude certain ethnic groups in marketing and promotion. In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, written by Robin Kelly, legislators argued that Facebook's policy is in "direct violation of the Fair Housing Act of 1968," since it can limit the audience that sees such ads based on race. "By allowing online advertisers to promote or market a community or home for the purpose of sale to select an 'ethnic affinity' as part of their advertising campaign, Facebook is complicit in promoting restrictive housing practices," wrote Robin Kelly. Read more...
MARILYNN PRESTON ON UNCONDITIONAL HAPPINESS
Marilynn Preston wrote a column during the night of the 2016 presidential election about the importance of unconditional happiness. "Unconditional Happiness is the practice of choosing to be happy, no matter what. No matter who wins, no matter who loses, no matter the state of our nation at this very moment, you can lift your spirit and boost your health by answering this one question: 'Do you want to be happy or do you want not to be happy?'" Read more...
DEBRA SNIDER RECENT BOOK EVENTS
From Debra Snider:
It was wonderful to visit Chicago recently, and to have the chance to reconnect with so many old friends and make some new ones. The interest in Lost Wyoming has been flattering and gratifying, and I continue to be utterly thrilled by the glowing reviews from the people who have read the book. I'm especially grateful to Annie Snider, Jane Pigott, and Audrey Rubin who graciously hosted events.
 
Don't miss your chance to meet Debra at her TCN HerStory over lunch on January 24th! Registration details are forthcoming.
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