Articles by Chris Linden
Mixing Traditions and New Ideas in Geneva

Geneva’s beloved festivals may seem a little different this year, but it’s all part of a plan to respect tradition while also embracing new ideas. It also happens to be a critical leadership approach for the city’s new Chamber of Commerce president.

Mysteries in the Museum

They may look like ordinary things, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find within them tales that challenge, inspire, intrigue and mystify, all while personalizing history. Uncover some of the strange, sad and totally true stories of our past.

Sense of Place Drives the ‘Come-Back Kids’

It’s easy to take for granted the lifestyle and career possibilities available here in the Rockford area. But to these “boomerangers” or “come-back kids,” coming home was a conscious choice – one made all the easier by Rockford’s growing sense of identity.

Flocon: A Global Competitor and Local Powerhouse

Maybe you’ve never heard of Flocon Inc., in Woodstock, but there’s a good chance you’ve seen their work. Take a look inside this growing firm and its strategy for staying globally competitive.

How Creative Pivoting Saved Raue & ESO

When arts organizations in Elgin and Crystal Lake faced a do-or-die crisis, it took some creative business strategies and a public plea to turn things around. This is how they charged back from the brink with a renewed focus on the future.