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Oct 19, 2015 2:41:13 PM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in Events, General, Nashville, New Orleans, PROFIBUS, PROFIBUS/PROFINET, training

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Local Entrepreneurs Honored

Sep 17, 2015 4:05:02 PM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in Adam Justice, Business Ledger, Daily Herald, Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards, Events, Featured In, General

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4300 Commerce Court – Lisle, IL 60532 (630-955-3593)
Press Release
September 17, 2015

 

Local Entrepreneurs Honored

The spirit of independence and success was highlighted Wednesday, September 16, as 28 suburban professionals were honored at the 16th Annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards sponsored by the Daily Herald Business Ledger.

More than 200 people attended the event at the Naperville campus of Northern Illinois University. The annual EEA program recognizes successful entrepreneurship in the suburban region. The honorees demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship, including willingness to take risk, drive, perseverance and business creativity.

Keynote speaker Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz, founder and director of JJR Marketing in Naperville, talked about five drivers that are a part of an entrepreneur’s journey: authenticity, vision, gratitude, connecting and innovation.

“It’s about taking something that already exists and putting it into another context,” she said. Camacho-Ruiz, herself a former EEA honoree, spoke of how she began her journey at age 5, selling figs from a tree in her family’s backyard, and noted in many cases youthful exuberance can be a big motivator for entrepreneurs.

“I probably would have waited to start my company if I knew what I know now,” she said. “Sometimes that youth, that naiveté, that childlike approach to things helps you achieve your goals.”

Many of the honorees spoke of their respective leaps of faith that led them to their ventures.

Presenting sponsors for the Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards are B. Gunther and Co., NIU College of Business, Focus Capital Advisors, JJR Marketing and The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. Marketing partners are MRA, Leaderboard Tournament Systems and the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce.

Awards were presented in 7 categories: The honorees will also be profiled in the October 12th issue of the Business Ledger.

For additional information call Jim Elsener (jelsener@dailyherald.com), at 630-955-3593.

This year’s honorees are:

  • Early Stage: Coleen & Brian Graham, Coleen’s Better Than Breadsticks, Villa Park; Janee Matteson, Kayak Morris, Hinsdale;       Linda Murray, Vista Linda Eye Care, Mount Prospect.
  • Growth: Henry Matthew Bellagamba, Fullerton Engineering, Rosemont; Chuck Pine, Chuck’s Southern Comforts Café, Darien; Julie Savitt, AMS Earth Movers, Lake Villa.
  • Innovation: Mara Hauser, 25N Coworking, Geneva; Michael Heilmann & Lawrence Jordan, Wi-Tronix, LLC, Bolingbrook; David Larsen, Larsen Manufacturing, Mundelein; Maureen O’Brien, Global Women’s Leadership Forum, Batavia.
  • Lifetime Achievement: Ronald L. Allen, Board Member, Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce; Murray Gordon, MAGA, Ltd., Riverwoods; Diane Middlebrooks, Itasca Bank & Trust Company; Terri Roeslmeier, Automated Business Designs, Rosemont; Roy Spencer, Perma-Seal Basement Systems, Downers Grove.
  • Outstanding Service to Entrepreneurs: Austin Dempsey, Fox Valley Entrepreneur Center, Batavia; Nic Zito, Rev3 / Choose DuPage, Naperville.
  • Regional Spirit: Ellen Huxtable, Advantage Business Concepts, Batavia.
  • Young Entrepreneur (under age of 40): Derek & Gavin Burseth, Burseth Farm, Woodstock; Adam Justice, Grid Connect, Inc., Naperville; Geneva & Rena Pedersen, Treasure Breads, Yorkville; Diana Peters, Symbol Training Institute, Addison; James Ratke, Urban Produce Farms, West Chicago; Matt Zahora, Chicagoland Aviation, Romeoville.

For additional information call Jim Elsener (jelsener@dailyherald.com), at 630-955-3593.

The Business Ledger is the leading provider of business news and information about businesses and the economy in suburban Chicago. The Business Ledger is a sister publication to the Daily Herald and part of the Paddock Publications family.

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4300 Commerce Court – Lisle, IL 60532 (630-955-3593)

Press Release
August 18, 2015

Local Entrepreneurs to be Honored 

Twenty–seven local entrepreneurs will be honored in the 16th Annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards hosted by the Business Ledger and their sponsoring partners.

The awards will be presented at a reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. to be held on Wednesday, September 16 at the Naperville Campus of Northern Illinois University located at 1120 E. Diehl Rd.

The keynote speaker is Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz, Making It Happen Director, of JJR Marketing.  Jackie is an award-winning entrepreneur, national speaker, philanthropist and author of seven books.

Sponsors for this year’s awards program are: Focus Capital Advisors, Inland Real Estate Group, Northern Illinois University School of Business; B. Gunther & Co.; & JJR Marketing.

Awards will be presented in 7 categories:  The honorees will also be profiled in the October 12th issue of the Business Ledger. This year’s honorees are:

  • Early Stage: Coleen & Brian Graham, Coleen’s Better Than Breadsticks, Villa Park; Janee Matteson, Kayak Morris, Hinsdale; Linda Murray, Vista Linda Eye Care, Mount Prospect.
  • Growth: Henry Matthew Bellagamba, Fullerton Engineering, Rosemont; Chuck Pine, Chuck’s Southern Comforts Café, Darien; Julie Savitt, AMS Earth Movers, Lake Villa.
  • Innovation: Mara Hauser, 25N Coworking, Geneva; Michael Heilmann & Lawrence Jordan, Wi-Tronix, LLC, Bolingbrook; David Larsen, Larsen Manufacturing, Mundelein; Maureen O’Brien, Global Women’s Leadership Forum, Batavia.
  • Lifetime Achievement:  Murray Gordon, MAGA, Ltd., Riverwoods; Diane Middlebrooks, Itasca Bank & Trust Company; Terri Roeslmeier, Automated Business Designs, Rosemont; Roy Spencer, Perma-Seal Basement Systems, Downers Grove.
  • Outstanding Service to Entrepreneurs: Austin Dempsey, Fox Valley Entrepreneur Center, Batavia; Nic Zito, Rev3 / Choose DuPage, Naperville.
  • Regional Spirit: Ellen Huxtable, Advantage Business Concepts, Batavia.
  • Young Entrepreneur (under age of 40): Derek & Gavin Burseth, Burseth Farm, Woodstock; Adam Justice, Grid Connect, Inc., Naperville; Geneva & Rena Pedersen, Treasure Breads, Yorkville; Diana Peters, Symbol Training Institute, Addison; James Ratke, Urban Produce Farms, West Chicago; Matt Zahora, Chicagoland Aviation, Romeoville.

Cost to attend the reception is $55 per person.  You must register online at  http://www.dhbusinessledger.com no later than September 11.  For additional information call Jim Elsener (jelsener@dailyherald.com), at 630-955-3593.

The Business Ledger is the leading provider of business news and information about businesses and the economy in suburban Chicago. The Business Ledger is a sister publication to the Daily Herald and part of the Paddock Publications family.

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WebVisions Chicago FutureFocus Panel: "Taming the Future of Connected Devices"

Aug 19, 2015 11:05:26 AM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in Events, General, Internet of Things, IoT, The Future, WebVision

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Adam Justice will be participating in a FutureFocus panel: "Taming the Future of Connected Devices" this year at WebVisions Chicago. He will be on the Theatre 2 stage in the Siskel Film Center on September 24th at 11:15am.

This panel will cover challenges, solutions and the future of the IoT and connected devices. All of the issues including how to move away from silo-ing, adding context to environments, how algorithms can be used to add intelligence to devices within environments and interactions. Be sure not to miss out on this exclusive panel with our VP and visionary, Adam Justice.

Learn more about it here: http://www.webvisionsevent.com/chicago/schedule/

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Place Your Vote for Adam's Smart Home Panel at SxSW 2016!

Aug 14, 2015 8:11:56 AM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in Adam Justice, AllJoyn, August, Brillo, connectsense, Ecobee, Events, General, Grid Connect, HomeKit, Internet of Things, Internet of Things Consortium, interoperability, IoT, Jason Johnson, Mark Spates, OIC, panel picker, smart homes, smart house, Stuart Lombard, SxSW, Weave

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Adam Justice, VP of Grid Connect and Founder of ConnectSense needs your help!

Adam, as well as a few other big players in the smart home industry, have submitted a panel proposal for for the 2016 South by Southwest® Music, Film, and Interactive Conferences (SxSW) called "A smart house divided against itself cannot stand" and needs your vote!

Please visit http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/47138 and give their panel proposal the "thumbs up!" Each vote gets Adam and his fellow IoT thought-leaders closer to being able to present their smart home discussion at this year's SxSW.

Voting ends Friday, September 4th! For more information and to vote now, click here!

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A smart house divided against itself cannot stand

There is a significant barrier to the Internet of Things. Current products are split by competing standards on the market, creating problems for the interoperability of devices in the home. The question is... who will come out on top? HomeKit, Brillo/Weave, AllJoyn, and OIC are all bursting out with big promises. This session will dive into the differences between these standards, picking apart their individual performances apart from the marketed platform. Manufacturers are dependent upon these standards as stages for the interoperability of their products. Our group is comprised of IoT executives who understand what it’s like to work with standards on getting a product out the door.

Questions Answered

  1. Amongst standards like HomeKit, Brillo/Weave, AllJoyn, OIC and more who will come out on top and emerge as the dominant standard in the smart home?
  2. How will the elimination and consolidation of standards affect the market for IoT devices and what is still needed to drive the industry forward?
  3. What is the role of manufacturers and consumers in developing our future as it relates to connected technology?

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Voting ends Friday, September 4th! For more information and to vote now, click here!

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ChicagoInno's Chicago Fest Tomorrow!

Aug 5, 2015 10:00:33 AM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in Chicago Fest, Chicago's Coolest Companies, Events, General

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Here at Grid Connect we are gearing up for Chicago Fest this year! On August 6th all the greatest innovators from around the city will be celebrating with live music, outdoor games, great food, and an open bar. Some of our staff from Grid Connect will be there as we are a finalist for the Chicago Inno’s Coolest Companies award. You can get your tickets here.

We’ve also been featured for our great dining program. Check out ChicagoInno’s website for a highlight on Grid Connect’s free lunch policy!

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APPNATION IoT Influencers Summit Panel: THE CONNECTED HOME – THE PLATFORM WARS

Jun 23, 2015 1:34:15 PM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in Adam Justice, APPNATION, August, CA, California, connected home, connectsense, Consumer, Events, General, Internet of Things, IoT, IoT Influencers Summit, Iris, Jason Johnson, Kris Bowring, Levi's Stadium, Logitech, Lowe's, manufacturers, Mark Spates, Santa Clara, Schlage, smart home

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When: June 21, 2015, 12:10pm
Where: Stage 1A, Levi's Stadium - Santa Clara, CA

The connected home has emerged as an epic battleground for the consumer. Dozens of companies are vying to be the primary gateway and on-boarding point for the connected home and literally hundreds of hardware manufacturers and app developers are competing to capture our attention (and money) while we are in our connected homes. This session will dive-in to the broader connected home platform debate and discussion and the related app development and consumer engagement opportunities.

SESSION LEADER: MARK SPATES, HEAD OF CONNECTED HOME, LOGITECH

PANELISTS:

  • JASON JOHNSON, FOUNDER & CEO, AUGUST
  • ROB MARTENS, DIRECTOR OF CONNECTIVITY PLATFORMS, SCHLAGE (ALLEGION BRANDS)
  • KRIS BOWRING, DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, IRIS (LOWE’S)
  • ADAM JUSTICE, VP & GM, GRID CONNECT

Conference Website: http://iotinfluencers.com/siliconvalley/

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Seats are Limited! New PROFIBUS Troubleshooting Classes Available this July!

Jun 16, 2015 8:28:54 AM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in Atlanta, Chicago, class, ComBricks, Events, General, Grid Connect, grounding, OLMs, oscilloscope, PROFIBUS, PROFIBUS/PROFINET, ProfiCaptain 2, ProfiHub, ProfiTrace, ProfiTrace 2, ProfiTrace 2 Analyzer, RS-485, Scopeware, shielding, Technical Support, topology scan, troubleshooting

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Join Us at Sensors Expo 2015!

May 21, 2015 2:43:11 PM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in California, Events, General, Internet of Things, IoT, Long Beach, MEMS, Sensors, Sensors Expo, technology, Wi-Fi, Wireless

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When: June 10-11, 2015
Where: Long Beach Convention Center - Long Beach, CA
Booth #: 745

The market for sensors and related technologies is expanding at a phenomenal rate. With the convergence of MEMS, Wireless, Wearables and the Internet of Things, the sales of sensors in the U.S. alone are expected to climb to nearly $15 billion in 2016. With this growth, the importance of education and access to the latest technologies is critical. For 30 years, Sensors Expo & Conference has established itself as the nation's leading event focusing exclusively on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. Join us at the industry’s premier gathering to find the solutions for your present challenges while exploring sensing technologies that are driving tomorrow's solutions.

Conference Website: http://www.sensorsexpo.com

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Join Us at RE.WORK Internet of Things Summit (Boston)!

May 14, 2015 9:39:46 AM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in Boston, business, entrepreneurship, Events, General, Internet of Things, IoT, RE.WORK, science, technology

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When: May 28-29, 2015
Where: Boston, MA

The Internet of Things Summit brings together entrepreneurship, science and technology to re-work the future and tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges. The event will showcase the opportunities of the internet of things and the potential for a positive impact on business and society.

Conference Website: https://www.re-work.co/events/iot-boston

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