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Tracie Burress, seen here with her husband, Glen, and EIGERlab’s Sherry Pritz, was awarded $5,000 and named the winner of the 2014 FastPitch competition for sockTABs.
Tracie Burress earned $5,000 for her winning idea of sockTABs at last year’s EIGERlab FastPitch competition. What has happened since then for the Rockford resident can only be described as priceless. “Winning FastPitch meant everything,” said Burress, whose product addresses the age-old problem of mismatched socks. “It legitimized that what I had was a very...
Mike and Kristina McGrath
Entrepreneurs know just how hard it is to earn a buck – so when they make a major gift, you know it’s a cause that they believe in strongly. Such was the case this month when Mike McGrath, a 1970 alumnus of the NIU Department of Management and auto-dealer extraordinaire, and his wife, Kristina, made...
NIU President Doug Baker escorts Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner at the NIU College of Business Wednesday.
Bruce Rauner took a break from the campaign trail Wednesday to discuss entrepreneurism with a group of NIU business students. Rauner, the Republican candidate for governor of Illinois, knows a thing or two about the subject, having earned billions of dollars as a partner in the venture capital firm GTCR, helping entrepreneurs bring their businesses...
Aqua Mizer logo
A Florida-based plumbing products company hopes it will soon be flush with cash, thanks to advice from some Northern Illinois University MBA students. The students, enrolled in the NIU College of Business Evening MBA program, studied Sarasota-based Aqua Mizer’s business plan as a class project this past summer. The 14-student class, comprised mostly of working professional...