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The Journey to Recovery from Mental Illness

January 2, 2018

Written By:  Jeff Shapiro, CRSS and Nikki Rashes Often, when we think about living in recovery as it relates to mental illness, we look at it as an elusive point at the end of a long road.  With a combination of different types of treatment, recovery becomes a journey and that journey can take individuals … Read More

Recognizing Domestic Violence in Our Community

October 19, 2017

By Ann Kostyk, Outreach Coordinator/Community Educator at Pillars October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence created and observed the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October 1987. Just two years later, in 1989, the U.S. Congress formally designated October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At Pillars, we recognize this important … Read More

Millennial Mart, the newest design by (r)evolution architecture is now open.

Millennial Mart, the newest design by (r)evolution architecture is now open.

July 31, 2017

By Gioia Giannotti Millennial Mart, a one-of-a-kind, family-owned, modern convenience store opens its doors in River North. A high end convenience store with a focus on healthy living and an eye towards the future is now open for business and looking to attract the young, urban workers in the area. A contemporary warm space equipped with WIFI and a patron … Read More

Blogging 101: Steps to Show You How

Blogging 101: Steps to Show You How

June 21, 2017

By Nancy Cummings Does the fear of staring at an empty screen with a blinking cursor keep you from writing a regular blog? Never fear: here are 15 easy tips to get you blogging in no time. Your goal is to attract, engage and educate more readers and customers with a blog. It sounds like … Read More

Cybercurrency and the World We Live In

Cybercurrency and the World We Live In

May 22, 2017

By Philip Fornaro   If only I would have known the Internet was going to be so life changing…. Do not make the same mistake when it comes to the next significant revolution—Bitcoin, Cybercurrency and the Blockchain. Have you heard of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Dash? What about the Blockchain? If you have not heard … Read More

Want to be a great networker? Have a coffee.

Want to be a great networker? Have a coffee.

March 23, 2017

By Philip Fornaro Do you characterize yourself as a poor or excellent networker?  No matter how you rank in the networking world, there are simple things that you can do to improve your networking skills. For the first 11 years of my legal career, I did not drink coffee. Surprisingly, the best thing that I … Read More

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