April 15 is often a day of dread, but it doesn't have to be. At least, that's the motto of Ted Galatsianos, the tax expert behind Ops Accounting. With nearly two decades of professional experience and successful service to his clients, Ted helps individuals and small businesses reduce their tax burdens and make the most out of their refunds. Ted also helps clients modernize their record-keeping systems, touting the advantages of storing records in the cloud instead of sewing all receipts to the inside of a quilt.
MidVenturesLAUNCH, the Midwest's largest startup and innovation conference, boasts more than 50 hours of events and programs, including a dozen workshops, 60+ speakers and panelists, 25 product launches, and a bevy of swirling discussion over the future of Web 2.0 technology. Conference-goers will have a multitude of chances to mingle, network, and lend ears to entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, members of the media, and a variety of tech- and business-savvy folks. Speakers include Internet elites such as the founders of OpenTable, Reddit, and some company that sells online deals using group buying power and cats. For complete details and scheduling, check out the official midVenturesLAUNCH website.
Akilah Easter may be well-versed in table manners and how to sit like a lady, but that wasn?t always the case. In fact, she spent her childhood as a shy, self-proclaimed tomboy. It wasn?t until Akilah?s mother encouraged her to pursue charm school, pageants, and modeling opportunities that she overcame her withdrawn, unladylike tendencies and stopped using the lobster fork as a weapon. Fifteen years later, Akilah still cherishes the rough-and-tumble part of her personality?she?s a runner, a certified personal trainer, and a YogaFit instructor?but she credits etiquette lessons as the source of her poise and confidence. Through her classes at Etiquette Femme, she builds an equally strong, self-assured character in her clients.
Akilah starts sharpening manners at an early age with a course appropriate for tots, one for teens, and a four-week charm school for girls. But she also invites adults, men immersed in the dating world, and mother-daughter or father-son duos to conquer class topics. These include everything from table manners and formal dining to social-media etiquette, professional presentations, and the proper way to stand, walk, or mime walking down nonexistent stairs.
No matter how many shirts with cartoon characters may reside in his closet, sometimes a guy wants to look like he just stepped out through the stylishly blown smoke of a 50s casino heist movie. With today's deal, $45 dappers up dudes with a Pit Boss haircut ($95 value) at 316 Club, an upscale barbershop with a 1960s Las Vegas ambience in the Loop's financial district. Kick back in front of the fireplace with a complimentary beer, shoot pool, and watch Peter Lawford's preferred brand of flat-screen TV as you wait to get your perfect cut.
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