Success Stories

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Success: MagneticShul

From bright idea to a business: the magnetic appeal of a children’s game

The pilot version of the game was 5”x7”x1” and printed on a home computer. “Then we said, if we’re going to do this right, we have to make it big.”

Success Story: Active! Chicago Dog Daycare and Boarding

Success: Active! Dog Daycare and Boarding

A barking success

“In July 2013, we started out with three dogs. Each month we doubled or tripled our number of clients. We now service about 100 dogs a day between daycare, walking and boarding.”

Success Story: Passion House Coffee Roasters

Success: Passion House Coffee Roasters

An idea and a lot of passion

Passion House was founded by Joshua Millman in 2011. Now Passion House Coffee Roasters has opened its first retail coffee shop location in Logan Square at 2631 N. Kedzie Ave. Millman chose Logan Square for his first coffee shop because of the neighborhood's "rich history."

Success Story: YOU

Success: YOU

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