10 of Chicago's Top Family-Owned Businesses — 2023

Family-owned businesses are considered the backbone of the American economy. According to the US Census Bureau, they comprise 90% of all business enterprises in North America. Jill McCall, MBA, JD, CAE, Director of the Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago says, “Family-owned businesses positively impact the general business climate because they set good examples. […]

Loyola Leading for Good: 2022 Innovator in Social Business Awards Puts a Spotlight on Corporate Good and Sustainability

In its third year, the Innovator in Social Business Awards — held on May 26 as part of Loyola University’s Baumhart Center Leading for Good 2022 — recognized three organizations doing the work to address social needs in their chosen sectors and communities. Those companies and their respective awards include: Impact Shares, the Social Impact […]

Can Doing Good Also Do Good for Your Portfolio? Two Experts Weigh in on the Benefits of ESG Investing

Make It Better Media Group Founder and Chief Visionary Officer Susan B Noyes recently spoke with Thomas Frank and Craig Ayers, two experienced investors from Whittier Trust in San Francisco, about how they help clients align their personal values with their investment portfolios through socially responsible investing during the virtual event “Is Doing Good, Good […]

Small Businesses Ask: What Are We Going to Do Next?

The sign posted on the front door of Maguire’s Irish Pub in Petaluma pretty much says it all: “We Don’t Know What the Hell We’re Gonna Do.”   It’s a sentiment shared by many Marin business owners, as well as those across the Bay Area. With the third shut down enacted on December 8 by […]

Women on the Rise: 13 Expert Tips from Women Leaders

Make It Better Media Group’s annual Celebrating Women on the Rise event took a different form this year — a virtual conversation between influential, national experts. Cheryl Berman, Chief Creative and CEO of unbundled Creative, and Julie Castro Abrams, CEO of How Women Lead and GP of How Women Invest, joined our own Susan Noyes, […]