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Yes, It's Okay To Not Go To Prom

Prom season is here, which means that prom #content is everywhere. I’ve definitely awww -ed over some cute promposals, but with all the prom articles, Instagram posts, and ads everywhere, it can be hard to remember that prom is not actually mandatory.I skipped prom for a few different reasons: I’d been to two homecoming dances before, and while I’d had an okay time, it didn’t feel the need to repeat it with a much-pricier ticket (another reason I skipped). My friends were all going with dates, ...
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Yes, It's OK To Not Go To Prom

Prom season is here, which means that prom #content is everywhere. I’ve definitely awww -ed over some cute promposals, but with all the prom articles, Instagram posts, and ads everywhere, it can be hard to remember that prom is not actually mandatory.I skipped prom for a few different reasons: I’d been to two homecoming dances before, and while I’d had an okay time, it didn’t feel the need to repeat it with a much-pricier ticket (another reason I skipped). My friends were all going with dates, ...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Ariana Grande, Carrie Brownstein, Columbus, Taco Bell, Chicago Il, New York Ny, Sara, Brooklyn NY, Michele, Jehovah, Philadelphia PA, Dallas TX


Planner/ Designer – Entry to Mid-Level at The Lakota Group in Chicago, IL

The Lakota Group is a progressive, award-winning firm providing professional services in Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, and Historic Preservation. Lakota’s professionals are widely recognized for their large and small-scale planning and urban design projects and expertise in community engagement and consensus-building for both public and private sector clients.
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Planner/ Designer – Senior Level at The Lakota Group in Chicago, IL

The Lakota Group is a progressive, award-winning firm providing professional services in Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, and Historic Preservation. Lakota’s professionals are widely recognized for their large and small-scale planning and urban design projects and expertise in community engagement and consensus-building for both public and private sector clients.
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PMCF promotes Wagner to MD and partner

P&M Corporate Finance LLC has promoted Joe Wagner to managing director and partner. His appointment became effective January 1, 2019. Wagner joined PMCF in 2003 as an analyst. PRESS RELEASE SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — P&M Corporate Finance LLC (PMCF) is pleased to announce the promotion of Joe Wagner to Managing Director and Partner of PMCF, effective January 1, 2019. Joe leads PMCF’s Distribution & Transportation investment banking team and co-leads PMCF’s broader Diversifie...
Tags: Trends, People, Detroit, Joe, University Of Michigan, Chicago Il, Northwestern University, Bba, Wagner, CFI, Ross School of Business, Kellogg School of Management, Joe Wagner, Phil Gilbert, PMCF, Corporate Finance LLC


Pinnacle Dermatology buys Calumet Dermatology

Pinnacle Dermatology, which is backed by Chicago Pacific Founders, has acquired Illinois and Indiana-based Calumet Dermatology, a provider of dermatology services. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Pinnacle Dermatology has acquired Calumet Dermatology in Calumet City, Illinois and Dyer, Indiana, further expanding their footprint and dermatology expertise in Northwest Indiana. Loris A. Tisocco, MD has joined Pinnacle effective immediately. To provide the best patient care experienc...
Tags: Trends, Indiana, Chicago, Healthcare, M&a, Chad, University Of Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Il, Brown, Northwest Indiana, Dyer, Joliet, Pinnacle, University of Michigan Medical School, Cook County Hospital


Pfingsten acquires Full Spectrum

Pfingsten has acquired Pleasanton, California-based Full Spectrum Group, a provider of repair, maintenance and validation services for laboratory instrumentation. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal that was done in partnership with Full Spectrum’s founders Tom Fider, Alan Chan and John Martin. PRESS RELEASE Pfingsten announces the acquisition of Full Spectrum Group, LLC (“Full Spectrum” or the “Company”), a brand-agnostic provider of repair, maintenance and validation services for la...
Tags: Trends, United States, Chicago Il, Company, John Martin, Pleasanton CA, Chennai India, Business Services, Pleasanton California, PE Deals, Pfingsten, Pfingsten Pfingsten, ChangAn China New Delhi India, Full Spectrum Group, Tom Fider Alan Chan, Full Spectrum Group LLC Full Spectrum


Popdose Video Premiere: Jonny Polonsky, “The Same Song”

Popdose is pleased to share with you the brand new video from Chicago pop-meister Jonny Polonsky, from his most recent album, Unreleashed:  Demos & Rarities, 1996 – 2018.  The track, “The Same Song” has a quirky little background, but we’ll leave it to the source himself:“It’s basically about the sad-eyed joy of hooking up. Kind of a sexed-up Carson McCullers story.    I was recently listening to the album Night and Day by Joe Jackson, which I had loved as a boy. The last song on the r...
Tags: Music, Chicago, Popdose, Rob Ross, Power Pop, Chicago Il, Singer-songwriter, Video Premieres, Joe Jackson, Jonny Polonsky, Carson McCullers


Svoboda Capital promotes Rubin to principal

Svoboda Capital Partners LLC has promoted David Rubin to principal. Rubin joined the firm as a vice president in 2015. PRESS RELEASE Chicago, IL – January 3, 2019 – Svoboda Capital Partners LLC (“SC”) is pleased to announce the promotion of David Rubin to Principal. David joined the SC team as a Vice President in 2015. In addition to evaluating investment opportunities, leading due-diligence efforts and structuring and negotiating transactions, David has become instrumental in helping manage SC ...
Tags: Trends, People, Chicago, David, Sc, Chicago Il, George Washington University, Rubin, Minneapolis Minnesota, Kellogg School of Management, David Rubín, Harris Williams Co, Investment Banking Analyst, John Svoboda, Svoboda Capital, Sonoma Creamery


Cressey & Co invests in HHAeXchange

Cressey & Co LP has invested in HHAeXchange. Financial terms weren’t announced. HHAeXchange provides home care management software. PRESS RELEASE New York, NY, January 8, 2019 — HHAeXchange (“HHA” or “the Company”), a leading provider of home care management software, announced today that Cressey & Company LP (“Cressey & Company” or “the Firm”), a healthcare-focused private investment firm, has completed a growth-oriented investment in the Company. Founded in 2007, HHA offers a comprehensive Sof...
Tags: New York, India, Trends, Chicago Il, Company, The Company, Kirkland Ellis LLP, Wells Fargo Bank, Hurd, PE Deals, Lincoln International, Strobel, Long Island City New York, Operating Partners, Cressey Company, Cressey


Pfingsten-backed Sign-Zone buys Xarisma

Sign-Zone LLC, a Pfingsten portfolio company, has acquired Xarisma Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. Xarisma, of Huntsville, Alabama, makes custom-printed, large format graphic signage and display accessories. PRESS RELEASE Chicago, Illinois – January 8, 2019 Pfingsten announces its portfolio company, Sign-Zone, LLC (“Sign-Zone”) has acquired Xarisma, Inc. (“Xarisma”), a manufacturer of custom-printed, large format graphic signage and display accessories. Headquartered in Huntsville, Alaba...
Tags: Trends, M&a, Chicago Il, Chicago Illinois, Chennai India, Huntsville Alabama, Greg Brown, Pfingsten, Pfingsten Pfingsten, Sign Zone, ChangAn China New Delhi India, Sign Zone LLC, John Bruellman, Showdown Displays and Victory Corps, Xarisma, Xarisma Inc Financial


Pfingsten-backed Oliver Printing & Packaging adds-on DISC Graphics

Pfingsten-backed Oliver Printing & Packaging acquired packaging business DISC Graphics, the platform’s second add-on. Pfingsten first invested in Oliver in May 2016. In 2017, Oliver acquired Pohlig Bros. Packaging. Press Release Pfingsten announces its portfolio company, Oliver Printing & Packaging (“Oliver”), has acquired DISC Graphics, Inc. (“DISC”). DISC is a manufacturer of high quality folding carton packaging, micro-fluted corrugated boxes and pressure sensitive labels, serving the pharmac...
Tags: Trends, M&a, Oliver, Chicago Il, Richmond VA, Chennai India, Pfingsten, Pfingsten Pfingsten, Pohlig, ChangAn China New Delhi India, Oliver Printing Packaging, Pohlig Bros Packaging Press Release Pfingsten, DISC Graphics Inc, Hauppague NY, Dan Rodenbush, Don Sinkin


NCK Capital buys City Wide

NCK Capital has acquired Dallas-based City Wide Building, a commercial building maintenance company. No financial terms were disclosed. XLS Partners served as M&A adviser to City Wide on the transaction. City Wide was backed by Double R Partners. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO, IL – XLS Partners, Inc., an independent investment banking firm providing M&A advisory, capital raising, and debt advisory services, is pleased to announce that its client, City Wide Building Services has been acquired by NCK Capi...
Tags: Texas, Trends, Dallas, Anthony, Chicago Il, Boston Massachusetts, Dallas Texas, PE Deals, Anthony Contaldo, Midwest Mezzanine Funds, XLS Partners Inc, NCK Capital, NCK Capital Founded, Dallas Texas The Company, Double R Partners NCK Capital, Greg Ambrosia


Pfingsten acquires nitrogen generator maker South-Tek

Pfingsten Partners has acquired Wilmington, Delaware-based South-Tek, a maker of nitrogen generators. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Chicago, IL – November 28, 2018 – Pfingsten Partners, L.L.C. (“Pfingsten”) announces the acquisition of South-Tek Systems, LLC (“South-Tek” or the “Company”), a manufacturer of nitrogen generators, in partnership with its founders, Tim and Lisa Bodemann, and management. Headquartered in Wilmington, NC, South-Tek is a leading designer and manufactu...
Tags: Trends, Chicago, Chicago Il, Company, The Company, Tim, Wilmington Delaware, Chennai India, PE Deals, Pfingsten, Pfingsten Pfingsten, Scott Finegan Pfingsten, Pfingsten Partners, Pfingsten Partners L L C, ChangAn China New Delhi India, South Tek


Best Cyber Monday travel deals: Expedia and Hotwire coupons, flight sales, Amtrak savings, and more

The only thing we love more than traveling to a cool new location is finding a great flight deal that'll get us there for less. (Hotel deals and coupon codes to save on car rentals and fun excursions are also pretty great.) SEE ALSO: Best Cyber Monday deals on iPad, Instant Pot, Bose headphones This Cyber Monday, we're shopping for cheap flights to Cairo, saving on train tickets at Amtrak, and booking hotels for less thanks to some awesome deals. We'll keep updating this post as...
Tags: New York, Milan, London, News, Mexico, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Sydney, Portland, Athens, San Diego, San Jose


11 Money Diarists Reflect On Their Most Expensive Purchases

As we know from Money Diaries, we all have our unique styles when it comes to saving and spending money. Some people are partial to money-saving apps that do (some of) the work, others use piggy banks, and some are ready to hit purchase on the cart that's been filled for days as soon as that direct deposit hits.These habits doesn't necessarily have to do with salary: Sometimes, a diarist with an entry level salary one-third of what our highest-paid diarists earn is the most willing to shell out...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, Texas, London, California, NYC, Singapore, New York City, Los Angeles, Spain, Barcelona, Shanghai, Ikea, Silicon Valley, Cleveland


Popdose Single & Video Premiere: Faux Co., “Set The Record Straight”/”Prozac Spacemen”

Popdose has a dual treat for you!  Chicago’s Faux Co. is the brainchild of songwriter Ben Mackey. Originally from Santa Rosa, California, Mackey has been writing ’60’s influenced indie pop songs for a decade. After stints in the bands The Subtitles and Silver Ships, Ben moved to Chicago in 2012. He formed The Red Threads shortly after with Anna Holmquist (The Curls, Ester), Claire Wellin, Ben James and Jason Homyak. Trevor Pritchett (Lucille Furs) joined the band shortly thereafter and the grou...
Tags: Music, Music Videos, Chicago, Popdose, Rob Ross, Single Play, Chicago Il, New Artists, Indie Pop, Video Premieres, Ben, Chris Lee, Pritchett, Sean McConnell, Holmquist, Ben Mackey


Popdose Premiere: Faux Co., “Set the Record Straight” b/w “Prozac Spaceman”

Popdose has a dual treat for you!  Chicago’s Faux Co. is the brainchild of songwriter Ben Mackey. Originally from Santa Rosa, California, Mackey has been writing ’60’s influenced indie pop songs for a decade. After stints in the bands The Subtitles and Silver Ships, Ben moved to Chicago in 2012. He formed The Red Threads shortly after with Anna Holmquist (The Curls, Ester), Claire Wellin, Ben James and Jason Homyak. Trevor Pritchett (Lucille Furs) joined the band shortly thereafter and the grou...
Tags: Music, Music Videos, Chicago, Popdose, Rob Ross, Single Play, Chicago Il, New Artists, Indie Pop, Video Premieres, Ben, Chris Lee, Pritchett, Sean McConnell, Holmquist, Ben Mackey


PE-backed Sign-Zone buys Jansen

Sign-Zone LLC, a portfolio company of Pfingsten, has acquired Czech Republic-based Jansen Display Group, a maker of promotional display hardware and signage systems. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Chicago, Illinois – October 2, 2018 Pfingsten announced its portfolio company, Sign-Zone, LLC has acquired Jansen Display Group (“Jansen”), a designer and manufacturer of promotional display hardware and signage systems. Headquartered in Přestanov, Czech Republic with additional offic...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Trends, Spain, Czech Republic, M&a, North America, Chicago Il, Chicago Illinois, Chennai India, Jansen, PE, Pfingsten, Pfingsten Pfingsten, ChangAn China New Delhi India, Jansen Display Group


PE-backed Amware buys Iron Mountain’s fulfillment services unit

Amware Fulfillment, which is backed by Rotunda Capital Partners, has acquired Iron Mountain‘s fulfillment services unit. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Boston, Amware is a provider of storage and information management services. PRESS RELEASE LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 02, 2018 Amware Fulfillment, a leading national warehousing and fulfillment services company, announced today that it has acquired the fulfillment services unit of Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the g...
Tags: California, Trends, Atlanta, United States, M&a, IRM, Chicago Il, Lawrenceville, Cranbury, PE, Iron Mountain Incorporated NYSE, PRWEB, Rotunda Capital Partners, Rotunda Capital, IMFS, Boston Amware


30+ Ways To Get Free Coffee (& More) On National Coffee Day

There's one piece of money advice that people love to offer — often unsolicited — to millennials: stop buying daily coffees. We understand that the relatively small amounts we spend on lattes and cold brew can add up in just a week, but imploring us to deny ourselves one of life's simplest, most wonderful pleasures doesn't really seem fair. But there is, thankfully, one day each year when we can put aside our guilt over buying coffee because, on this most joyous of days, there are plenty of way...
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20+ Ways To Get Free Coffee (& More) On National Coffee Day

There's one piece of money advice that people love to offer — often unsolicited — to millennials: stop buying daily coffees. We understand that the relatively small amounts we spend on lattes and cold brew can add up in just a week, but imploring us to deny ourselves one of life's simplest, most wonderful pleasures doesn't really seem fair. But there is, thankfully, one day each year when we can put aside our guilt over buying coffee because, on this most joyous of days, there are plenty of way...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Washington, New York City, Walmart, Customers, Portland, New Orleans, Nashville, Seattle, Greenwich, Michael, Psl, Santa Cruz, Tribeca


PE-backed Crane 1 Services buys Mt. Clemens Crane

Crane 1 Services, a Pfingsten portfolio company, has acquired Mt. Clemens Crane & Service Co Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. Mt. Clemens, of Harrison Township, Michigan, provides overhead crane services and equipment. PRESS RELEASE Chicago, Illinois – September 20, 2018 Pfingsten announced its portfolio company, Crane 1 Services, has acquired Mt. Clemens Crane & Service Co., Inc. (“Mt. Clemens Crane” or “Mt. Clemens”), a provider of overhead crane services and equipment. Headquartered in...
Tags: Trends, M&a, Michigan, Chicago Il, Crane, Chicago Illinois, Chennai India, Clemens, Southeastern Michigan, Harrison Township Michigan, PE, Pfingsten, Pfingsten Pfingsten, Canton Michigan, Bob Vevoda, ChangAn China New Delhi India


Visiting Extended Family in Chicago IL

My mom is the youngest of five children. All but two of them live within a halfmile radius of my childhood home. I have one uncle who lives in Durham NC and another who lives in Chicago IL. When my husband and I were able to travel to Illinois a few wee
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Center Rock funds LINC

Center Rock Capital Partners LP has made an investment in Westfield, Indiana-based LINC, a provider of fastener, packaging and MRO tools and supplies. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Chicago, IL and Bloomfield Hills, MI – September 18, 2018 – Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”) is pleased to announce that it has invested in LINC Systems, LLC (“LINC”), a leading North American distributor of fastener, packaging and MRO tools and supplies serving a broad range of indu...
Tags: Trends, Ted, North America, Midwest, Chicago Il, PE Deals, Bloomfield Hills MI, Azar, Linc, Westfield Indiana, Center Rock Capital Partners LP, Center Rock, Terry Theodore Partner, LINC Systems LLC, Ted Azar, Westfield Indiana LINC


Geneva Glen Capital acquires EZ Shipper Racks

Geneva Glen Capital has acquired Westlake Village, California-based EZ Shipper Racks, a provider of recoverable shipping racks to the nursery industry. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Geneva Glen Capital (“GGC”), a family office-oriented private equity firm headquartered in Chicago, IL, is pleased to announce the acquisition of EZ Shipper Racks, Inc. (“EZR” or the “Company”). Based in Westlake Village, CA, EZR is a leading provider of recoverable shipping...
Tags: Trends, Chicago, Canada, United States, Chicago Il, Company, EBITDA, Jerry, GGC, PE Deals, Geneva Glen, Geneva Glen Capital, Adam Schecter, Jeff Gonyo, Westlake Village CA, Westlake Village California


Album Review: Moon, “Extinction”

Moon is chiming echo-laden guitar, post rock bass, propulsive drumming, shifting time signatures, and haunting, ethereal vocals. Formed in 2010, the Chicago-based trio (David Azizinamini – guitars and vocals; Chris Schneberger – drums; Chris Shen – bass) conjure up sonic references to Sunny Day Real Estate, Circa Survive, Mogwai, Porcupine Tree and Rush on Extinction, their third full-length studio album, which was recorded, mixed and mastered by Noam Wallenberg at Rax Trax Studios. Opening wit...
Tags: Music, Chicago, Moon, Popdose, Rob Ross, Album Reviews, Chicago Il, Geddy Lee, 80's Inspired, Atmospheric-rock, David Azizinamini, Chris Schneberger, Chris Shen, Noam Wallenberg, Rax Trax Studios Opening


Album Review: The Imperial Sound, “The New AM”

The Imperial Sound’s blithe synthesis of 21st-century irony and bright, unselfconscious AM-radio pop is both brave and unique. This, their debut album, The New (hence, the title), showcases songwriter Frederick Mosher’s hook-driven heritage – with influences from Todd Rundgren and Carole King to The Replacements and Elvis Costello.  They deliver infectious, shimmering songs that celebrate the craft and style of the best pop music. \ Kenn Goodman (keyboards) and Mosher (guitars and vocals) have ...
Tags: Music, Chicago, Popdose, Rob Ross, Album Reviews, Power Pop, Chicago Il, Carole King, Todd Rundgren, Willie Mitchell, Nora, Tom Scott, Dexy, Mosher, Peter Himmelman, Kelly Hogan


Hometown Food closes buy of brands from J.M. Smucker

Hometown Food Co, a portfolio company of Brynwood Partners, said Sept. 4 that it closed its buy of a portfolio of brands from The J.M. Smucker Co for approximately $375 million. The portfolio of brands includes the exclusive U.S. rights to the Pillsbury® branded shelf-stable baking and dessert products and use of the iconic Pillsbury Doughboy in these categories. Also, included in the company’s portfolio is the Funfetti®, Hungry Jack®, White Lily®, Jim Dandy® and Martha White® brands. Daniel But...
Tags: Trends, Chicago, M&a, Jack, Young, Toledo, Pillsbury, Chicago Il, Dan, Butler, Martha White, Toledo OH, Meltzer, III, Smucker Co, Kraft Foods Inc


I Went On A Date In My Money Diary — & Here's An Update

Money Diaries doesn't just give readers a peek into the spending habits of millennial women across the world. We can always count on diarists to keep us up-to-date on the latest in exercise trends (climbing, anyone?), the hottest true crime podcasts, and some good ol' meal planning inspo. But just as integral to Money Diaries culture (and perhaps most often honed in on in the comments section) are the dates the diarists go on — be they of Tinder origin, one-night stands, or covert coworker comm...
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