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Greek Start-Up: Destination Crete

Discover how Greek start-up Destination Crete combines local firsthand knowledge with technology to give travelers the most authentic experience possible.

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Greek Start-up: Greece and Grapes – Finding Opportunity in the Growing Greek Wine Market

Merging a love for Greek wines and opportunity during the Greek economic crisis, Greece and Grapes is a start-up with passion and promise.

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Vilia Soap Company: Greece In Your Hands

Meet an American who left a high-flying career to settle in Greece. At Vilia Soap Company, she maximizes the potential of nature’s bounty. Get a coupon too!

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Greek Start-up: Zoottle Helps Hotels Improve Guest Engagement

One hotel stay sparked an idea that became Zoottle, one of the most successful Greek tech start-ups to date.

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Greek Start-up: Nannuka Helps Parents Find Reliable Childcare

Finding reliable childcare can be challenging. New Greek start-up Nannuka brings together innovative technology and a personal touch to solve that problem.

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Greek Start-up: Topos Text – Travel with the Classics

They say there’s an app for everything. Introducing Topos Text, a new travel app unlike any other, created for Greek history lovers, poets, and the educated traveler.

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Greek Start-Up: Generation Generous Making a Difference

Generation Generous, a promising Greek start-up founded by Natasha Athanasiadou, captures consumer power and uses it for good towards people and the planet.

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Paul’s Jewelers: Bringing Faith and Ancient Art to Design

Faith, Hellenism, and timeless beauty inspire second generation designer, goldsmith, artist, and gemologist Vivian Anton of Paul’s Jewelers.

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Fertility Expert Dr. Beltsos Conceives Vios Fertility Institute

Guided by her Greek heritage and Orthodox Faith, Dr. Beltsos chose her specialty to help people to be able to experience the joys and love of a family.

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Ellison Eyewear Helps Greece, Supports Philanthropy

Aristotle Loumis revolutionized the luxury sunglasses industry with a unique vision. Ellison Eyewear and it’s new socially-driven business model is taking the world by storm.

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Ignite Fitness Group: a Passion for Fitness and Helping Others

Fitness Enthusiast & Personal Trainer Nicholas Karavolas channeled his passion for fitness and his enthusiasm for helping others into Ignite Fitness Group.

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Kastel Jewelry: Fusing Old World Charm & Modern Elegance

Designer Maria Ress of Kastel Jewelry is inspired by heritage, global adventures, and the desire to create beautiful things.

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Cinespace Chicago’s Story Reads Like a Film Script

An eviction notice and a fairy Godfather lead to the expansion of Cinespace Film Studios to Chicago. Alex Pissios shares his Cinderella story.

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Hobbyists Brew up Thriving Maplewood Brewery

A love of beer, and a hobby lead to the creation of Maplewood Brewery & Distillery.

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Kantyli: Inspired by Heritage and Faith

Panos Fiorentinos shares his love of Greek culture and Orthodox Faith in inspired designs for Kantyli, Inc.

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World’s Greenest Car is Greek

Crete-based Sunnyclist creates an innovative design that will bring the world’s greenest car to the market.

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Ignite Fitness Cares, Gives Back

New business, thrives, cares, and goes above and beyond.

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Net Zero Coin to British Museum

Chicago Greek entrepreneur’s Net Zero Coin finds a home at the British Museum.

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App Enhances Museum Experience

Greek ingenuity led to the creation of Clio Muse, a new tour guide app created with the goal to bring people back into museums.

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Klio: Greek Mountain Tea Goes Mainstream

One of Greece’s best kept secrets — mountain tea — is about to go mainstream. The goodness of the Greek mountainside is available in the US, thanks to Klio Greek Mountain Tea.

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Sophia Forero Designs: Just Say OXI

Designer Sophia Forero has created the OXI Collection with one inspiration: #GreeceMatters.

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Q&A with Sotiris Drakopoulos

Entrepreneur Sotiris Drakopoulos of Olympic Sport Café spent nearly 20 years living and working in Chicago before returning to his native Kalamata.

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Greek Startup: Urban Owl Sunglasses

Greek startup Urban Owl creates new sunglasses with high definition lenses.

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UIC Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame to Induct Frank Andonoplas

Chicago wedding planner extraordinaire Frank Andonoplas will be inducted into University of Illinois at Chicago’s Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

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Kalamata Restaurateur Perry Panagiotakopoulos a Chicago-Born Greek

This is the first in a series of Q&A with American-born Greeks living in Greece, who embody the philosophy of WindyCity Greek — doing innovative and exciting things.

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Digerati Group Acquires Lumia Agency

Chicago-based Digerati Group has agreed to acquire Lumia Agency, which will allow them to add Web and application development along with a comprehensive managed marketing solution to their portfolio of services.

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Bousis Named to Forbes 30 under 30

George Bousis, 27, was recently named to the 2015 Forbes 30 under 30 list. Forbes.com calls the list a presentation of “today’s greatest gathering of young game changers, movers and makers.” The designation deems this entrepreneur an innovator and someone to watch in the field of consumer technology.

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Whirlwind Year for Entrepreneur Anthony Marlowe

Sells company, buys into NASCAR, weds

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