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IP Intangibles That Protect Your Brand Identity 

by Erin Conway, Contributing Writer So much of the conversation around building a business is focused on logistics such as manufacturing or attracting the financial resources that ...See the full post...

Where To Buy Chicago-Local For Thanksgiving

Even in a pandemic year when we all need to take heightened safety and health precautions with our Thanksgiving meals, you still want to have fresh, nutritious and delicious food o ...See the full post...

Protecting Your IP: Social Media Dos and Don'ts

So much of building a business focuses on logistics and finances. Yet protecting your intellectual property can be just as crucial to success. ...See the full post...

Summer Semester: Good Food Accelerator Wraps Up Community Workshop Series

Chicago's Good Food Accelerator (GFA) provided seven online workshops starting in July, as part of its ongoing efforts to provide learning experiences to a broader and more diverse ...See the full post...

A (Picnic) Blanket Statement: Good Food Is Good Everywhere

Our 5 Brands showcase is usually focused on local Chicago companies. Variety is the spice of life, though... here are some great additions to your picnic basket from around the U.S ...See the full post...

Why Buy Local in Our Weekly 5 Chicago Brands

Check out this week's five local Chicago brands... and see why you should Buy Local, ...See the full post...

Spicy and Saucy in This Week's 5 Chicago Brands

People don't live by main dishes alone. This week's Five Local Brands give compliments to the condiments. ...See the full post...

It's Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Chicago Brands

The title says it all: Five Chicago Brands for the Perfect Summer Day. ...See the full post...

This Week's 5 Chicago Brands... With a Little Board Member Shoutout

We love all the brands in our weekly " buy local feature." But please forgive a little shoutout to two brands represented on our Board. ...See the full post...

So Many Ways To Eat Your Way to Health and Wellness With These 5 Brands To Try

This week's 5 Local Brands To Try This Week — brought to you by Naturally Chicago and SPINS — is a salute to the wide range of products in our region's Good Food and Natural P ...See the full post...

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CPG Entrepreneurs

IP Intangibles That Protect Your Brand Identity 

by Erin Conway, Contributing Writer So much of the conversation around building a business is focused on logistics such as manufacturing or attracting the financial resources that ...See the full post...

Summer Semester: Good Food Accelerator Wraps Up Community Workshop Series

Chicago's Good Food Accelerator (GFA) provided seven online workshops starting in July, as part of its ongoing efforts to provide learning experiences to a broader and more diverse ...See the full post...

A (Picnic) Blanket Statement: Good Food Is Good Everywhere

Our 5 Brands showcase is usually focused on local Chicago companies. Variety is the spice of life, though... here are some great additions to your picnic basket from around the U.S ...See the full post...

Why Buy Local in Our Weekly 5 Chicago Brands

Check out this week's five local Chicago brands... and see why you should Buy Local, ...See the full post...

Spicy and Saucy in This Week's 5 Chicago Brands

People don't live by main dishes alone. This week's Five Local Brands give compliments to the condiments. ...See the full post...

It's Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Chicago Brands

The title says it all: Five Chicago Brands for the Perfect Summer Day. ...See the full post...

This Week's 5 Chicago Brands... With a Little Board Member Shoutout

We love all the brands in our weekly " buy local feature." But please forgive a little shoutout to two brands represented on our Board. ...See the full post...

So Many Ways To Eat Your Way to Health and Wellness With These 5 Brands To Try

This week's 5 Local Brands To Try This Week — brought to you by Naturally Chicago and SPINS — is a salute to the wide range of products in our region's Good Food and Natural P ...See the full post...

From Rumi to Zen, Find Your Serenity With These Chicago Brands

Om on the range? Try these delicious — and soulful — local Chicago products this week. ...See the full post...

Star-Spangled Lineup of 5 Chicago Brands to Try This Week

Get ready for those July 4th cookouts with these five local Chicago brands! ...See the full post...

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Farming & Agriculture

Where To Buy Chicago-Local For Thanksgiving

Even in a pandemic year when we all need to take heightened safety and health precautions with our Thanksgiving meals, you still want to have fresh, nutritious and delicious food o ...See the full post...

Farmers Need More Than Your Purchases — Call on Policymakers to Provide Financial Aid

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition urges you to contact Congress to support farmers during the crisis. ...See the full post...

These Virtually Virtuous Green City Farmers Deliver — Literally

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Retail News & Trends

Local Foods' No Contact Policy: Taking a Giant Leap for Customer Safety

Local Foods grocery, a longtime local health and wellness leader, is going to lengths to protect customer and staff safety. ...See the full post...

Naturally Co-Founder SPINS Teams With Mercato on E-Commerce for Smaller Stores

Naturally Chicago co-founder SPINS is partnering with Mercato on e-commerce solutions for smaller groceries. ...See the full post...

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Service Providers

Expert in FDA Law Formulated ABCs of CBD at Mingle

Rakesh Amin, a leading authority on FDA law, had sharp advice for CBD producers at our Morning Mingle. ...See the full post...

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Investment & Finance

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Resources

Protecting Your IP: Social Media Dos and Don'ts

So much of building a business focuses on logistics and finances. Yet protecting your intellectual property can be just as crucial to success. ...See the full post...

Webinar Video: Support Systems (and Opportunities) in the New Normal

Advice to food businesses for weathering the COVID crisis... and an outlook for opportunities in a wellness-focused future... in this webinar video. ...See the full post...

Webinar Video: Brand Positioning in the Pandemic

Finding the right tone for marketing is challenging -- but doable -- during this historic emergency. Get great takeaways from our webinar video. ...See the full post...

Kindness During COVID: Nature's Path Blazes $2.5M Donation Trail

Nature's Path cereal company is a longtime leader in organic food, and it is also leading in food donations during the COVID crisis. ...See the full post...

The Good News: COVID Crisis Sparks Outpouring of Assistance and Resources

So many good people helping. ...See the full post...

Free Fed Money for Small Businesses? Yes, AND... Don't Lay Off Employees

The folks at SRW have analyzed the 880-page stimulus law to help clarify how it will affect your business. ...See the full post...

Naturally Network Webinar Wednesday: Navigating the New (Ab)normal

Natural Product businesses: Register for Wednesday's webinar on navigating the COVID crisis. ...See the full post...

Fantastic Fungi Day 3/26: Home-View a Great Doc on Mushrooms, Health & Wellness

Join a virtual community to learn about the role of mushrooms in human and ecological health. ...See the full post...

Crisis Coping: SBA Emergency Assistance for Eligible Small Businesses

The US SBA is setting up a program to provide emergency aid to severely affected small businesses. ...See the full post...

Peer Prestige: Success Through Sampling with Custom Merchandising Services

Denise Mackowiak of Custom Merchandising Services, a Naturally Chicago member, is explains why in-store demos should be part of your marketing and consumer outreach plan. ...See the full post...

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