What’s New at Blue

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    Rebecca Hoskins Joins BD as Design Intern

    We’re excited to have a new member on board for the summer. Rebecca attends Indiana Wesleyan University where she is pursuing a degree in graphic design. On her free time, you can find her reading fantasy books, cooking strange foods, or playing the piano. Thrilled to have her on the team!

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    Melissa Talks Branding with Chicago Innovation

    Last 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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    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, 2017.

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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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    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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    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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    BD Joins Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

    A tremendous resource for local businesses, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce brings its many members together to network, to exchange ideas, and to ensure that Chicago remains a supportive, world-class business environment. Blue Daring is happy to be joining for 2015.

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