The Spark

May 9, 2018
US ship with a stamp on the side that says United States Tariff

What Will Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports Really Mean for U.S. Businesses?

Much has been made of the decision by the current administration to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The global metals market remains in a state of flux as deadlines have been extended and […]
April 9, 2018
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The Risks are Real: Cyberattacks & Manufacturing

As cyberattacks become more regular, hackers and bad actors are affecting more industries than ever before. While the high profile attacks targeting IT networks, financial and healthcare systems, and government administrations are the most well-known, […]
March 14, 2018
Food Safety Summit Conference & Expo Logo

From Farm to Table, Food Safety Requires Every Link be Sturdy in the Supply Chain

The 20th Annual Food Safety Summit, held in Rosemont, IL from May 7-10th is dedicated to ensuring Food Safety breakdowns don’t happen. With the amount of work required to get our food from a farm […]
February 7, 2018
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WHAT LIES AHEAD: Thoughts on Industry and the Economy in 2018

To be continually successful, companies must be cognizant of market trends and how the economy can affect them. We can look to the country’s Gross Domestic Produce or GDP to get a glimpse into how […]
December 19, 2017
The Curious Conscious Capitalist podcast presented by Conscious Capitalism Chicago

The Curious Conscious Capitalist podcast featuring Jean Pitzo

The Conscious Capitalism Chicago chapter has launched a podcast, “The Curious Conscious Capitalist”, to explore and explain what conscious capitalism is and how it can help make businesses better. Ace Metal Crafts Company CEO Jean […]
November 29, 2017
Lab Grown Meat

Tremendous Growth in Lab-Grown Meat in just 9 months…

From obscure industry journals to the cover of Inc. Magazine, interest in the subject of Clean, Lab-Grown Meat has hit the mainstream. Back in February 2017, a mere 9 months ago but a lifetime seemingly […]