After Hours

with Jody Glynn Patrick

10/16/12

A dash of Henck, touch of Breuer, and a pinch of Blaska? Welcome to the IB Expo!

This is probably your last reminder for the IB Expo tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 17, when WIBA radio’s Mitch Henck will be broadcasting his morning talk show on-site from 8 to 11. Stop by Booth 100 to meet him when the trade floor doors open at 10 a.m., and weigh in on how you feel about his “Outside the Box” commentaries!

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10/09/12

Is there an award for ‘not-so-improved’?

I’ll be excited to learn, right alongside the rest of our IB Expo audience on Oct. 17, just who won the “Fittest Executive” and the “Most Improved Executive” awards for physical fitness. Though several fitness awards will be given by IB at the expo next Wednesday, I won’t take one home. I did not lose a single pound during the competition phase.

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09/28/12

When you’re loved a bushel … and a few pecks

Here’s a word of encouragement to parents of teens: There is light at the end of the tunnel. Just the other day, my adult daughter Brook, now a Chicago cop, texted how much she appreciated “the light” I brought into her 4-year-old son’s life and heart, and how much she loved me, too. My kids are verbally and physically affectionate, with many hug-and-kiss moments and “I love you” endings to phone calls but, out of context, her surprisingly sweet message still made for a weak-kneed, jelly-belly feeling.

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09/26/12

Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic, and so am I

Boy oh boy. I didn’t know what I was getting into when I said I’d write a weekly business tips blog for TDS for its business resource center (TDS Blog – Business Tips). But now that the writing is on the wall (or in this case, on another company’s website), I feel honor bound to take my own “best practices” advice ... which is making me a little, shall we say ... schizophrenic.

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09/26/12

You have a date tomorrow night with destiny

If you aren’t already booked for Wednesday night, there is a discussion taking place about the potential to build a co-working space for women entrepreneurs and work-from-home professionals. What’s co-working? It involves a group of people who come together to share a working environment and resources. It has the professionalism of an office setting and fosters collaboration, socialization, and innovation between independent workers. Services can include access to a conference room and office equipment, professional development opportunities, a kitchen, workout equipment, and much more.

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IB Publisher Emeritus Jody Glynn Patrick blends work and life in this very clear departure from her other writing for In Business magazine. Awarded national recognition for both her previous work as a newspaper columnist and her journalistic leadership at IB, she brings us all back "Closer to Home" with her insights and remembrances. A nice place to be "After Hours." Check back often!

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