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Chamber names business award winners
Jan 24, 2020 1:23 PM
The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce announced its 2020 business awards at its annual dinner and scholarship fundraiser Jan. 16.
Jazz brunch set to fund student scholarships
Jan 24, 2020 9:56 AM
The Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce will host its 12th annual Scholarship Jazz Brunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Hotel Arista, 2139 City Gate Lane in Naperville.
Three awards a charm for Lincolnway Special Recreation Association chief
Jan 22, 2020 2:29 PM
Keith Wallace, executive director of the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association, recently earned a trio of tourism awards in 2019.
Sugar Grove chamber sets open house
Jan 17, 2020 10:52 AM
The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce will hold an open house to welcome new executive director Beth Goncher and showcase its new office.
Dating apps need women. Advertisers need diversity. AI companies offer a solution: fake people
Jan 11, 2020 6:12 AM
Artificial intelligence start-ups are selling images of computer-generated faces that look like the real thing, offering companies a chance to create imaginary models and "increase diversity" in their ads without actually needing human beings.
Barrington chamber hosts economic summit
Jan 10, 2020 1:17 PM
The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 2020 Annual Economic Summit, "State of the Barrington Region," from 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Barrington's White House, 145 W. Main St., Barrington.
Crystal Lake chamber names new president
Dec 23, 2019 1:00 AM
Philip Fritsche has been named the new president and CEO of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce, the chamber announced Friday.
Buffalo or Charlotte? No, most cheer for Elk Grove at Bahamas Bowl watch party
By Christopher Placek
Dec 20, 2019 6:55 PM
A group of sports fans gathered at Real Time Sports Bar and Grill Friday for Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl watch party, where they could cheer on teams and the title sponsor: Elk Grove Village.
Has Elk Grove's bowl game buzz worn off? Mayor says no way
By Christopher Placek
Dec 20, 2019 5:30 AM
Elk Grove Village officials made a splash in 2018 when they announced they were sponsoring a college football bowl game -- the first nontourist municipality to do so -- to promote its massive Northwest suburban industrial park. Mayor Craig Johnson maintains the buzz hasn't worn off, and the unconventional promotional effort is still going strong.
Back to the Bahamas: Elk Grove ready for second bowl game sponsorship
By Christopher Placek
Dec 16, 2019 5:30 AM
Elk Grove Village officials are back in the Bahamas this week -- not as a junket, they say, but to market the village's massive business park, in what is the second year of the municipality's unconventional college football bowl game sponsorship.
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Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto: Is AI the future of HR?
Even if you didn't grow up in the 1980s, you probably know at least some of the lyrics to the Styx classic "Mr. Roboto." For example, you may be familiar with this line: "Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, for doing the jobs that nobody wants to." Dennis DeYoung, the prescient Styx songwriter, was interviewed by Billboard magazine last July about the fact that the band had recently added Mr. Roboto back into its concert play list for the first time in 35 years. DeYoung said the band had begun playing the song again because fans as young as 12 years old have been requesting it during virtually every recent concert. The same summer that Styx was adding "Mr. Roboto" back to its set list, Fast Company business magazine ran a story entitled, "How to Nail an Interview with a Chatbot." The HR lawyer in me believes these stories are related, and they are saying something important about the direction of our culture and about HR. AI may be the future of HR, but it may not be as easy as we think to get there. If that is the case, lawyers and politicians will be to blame.
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