What’s New at Blue

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    Melissa Talks Branding with Chicago Innovation

    This October, Blue Daring hosted a select group of mentees from Chicago Innovation’s Women Co-op for a candid conversation with Melissa on branding, strategy and the entrepreneurial journey.

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    John Ward Joins BD as Design Intern

    We’re excited to have a new member on board for the summer. John attends Chicago Portfolio School where he studies graphic design. In his free time, you can find him drawing in his sketchbook, hanging out with his three dogs, or enjoying a good novel. Thrilled to have him on the team!

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    Presenting the Chicagoland Chamber’s 3rd Annual Small Business Survey

    Blue Daring partnered with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to develop, design and produce the organization’s annual small business survey. We presented the results at the Quinlan School of Business on January 26.

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    Blue Daring Designs Award-Winning Pocket Folder

    The Great Lakes Graphic Association gave us the award for “Graphics Excellence” due to our recent work on a client folio. The folio is elegantly configurable, and lets the team tailor how they engage with different partners.

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    Ideas On Deck: A Sunset Soiree

    Last Fall we hosted our third installment of Ideas on Deck, an event where visionaries can network in a casual environment over cocktails. We had a great time with our clients and friends on our rooftop deck with games. drinks, BBQ, and laughs.

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    Melissa’s Article Published in Smart Business

    “Innovate Authentically” explores the impact innovation has on brand and the impact brand has on innovation. Melissa was inspired to write the piece after attending The Economist’s Innovation Forum in Spring of 2016. Learn how you can think differently about your organization’s brand.


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    Raising Money for Innovation

    Blue Daring and its guests raised over $20,000 for innovation via live auction at the UN-Gala, hosted by the Chicago Innovation Awards! The money supports the CIA’s Foundation, that through education and scholarships, furthers the growth of innovation in the Chicago region.

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    Blue Daring Envisions the Company of the Future

    Blue Daring joins Airbnb, Motorola Mobility, LinkedIn and others at the Economist’s Innovation Forum, March 10th at the Four Seasons in Chicago. The Forum brings together today’s leading thinkers to envision how companies can transform and adapt to flourish tomorrow.

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    Melissa Ballate, Chicago’s 40 Under 40

    Melissa was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of 2015’s 40 Under 40; listed among some of the city’s best and brightest entrepreneurs and executives shaping the new economy.

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    Melissa Joined the Economic Club of Chicago

    Encouraging dialogue on important economic and social issues, The Economic Club of Chicago fosters meaningful connections among Chicago leaders. This is the second time Melissa has been nominated for the ECC.

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