Another terrific issue of BW Chicago, Businessweek's local monthly magazine, is out. If you haven't yet subscribed to BW Chicago, then click here and start receiving this entertaining, provocative and informative magazine for free.
The June issue is highlighted by a cover story written by Roger O. Crockett, who takes a compelling look at the African American business leaders backing Barack Obama's presidential bid. It's an influential group, one that promises to have a huge impact on commerce and politics--in Chicago and beyond--for many years to come.
There's much more, of course.
For instance, how about the skinny on super-investor Warren Buffett's local investment play? Senior Correspondent Judith Crown explores the Oracle of Omaha's strategy behind his $4.5 billion purchase for 60 percent of Marmon Group, a grab bag of industrial companies run by Chicago's Pritzker family.
Meanwhile, Chief of Correspondents Joseph Weber profiles Northern Trust Co. economist Paul Krasriel, who's a little cranky and bearish about the current state of the economy. Also, J. Duncan Moore Jr. reports on the Treasure Island food store chain's expansion plans. The company (which touts itself as "America's Most European Supermarket" )is entering Hyde Park while hunting for more locations.
Contributor Howard Wolinsky writes about family-owned Horween Leather, which once supplied "Black Jack" Pershing's boots and now exclusively produces footballs for the NFL. Horween is an old company facing a new challenge: e-tailing.
And I chip in with my regular opinion column. This month: Why the recently-acquired Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. will fade away. Click here to read it online.
There's much more.
So if you crave in-depth business news, analysis and information--presented in a bright and informative style-- then make the BW Chicago connection.