Mercy Cards is a credit card-like form of payment that you can use to pay for a homeless person’s meal or whatever you like. The company is launching through popular crowdfunding site indegogo.com. Continue reading here.
Evanston just received a Downtown Merit Award for its Passport to Downtown Evanston Mobile App. The app “highlights plans or strategies that used print, electronic media, or multimedia efforts to promote downtowns.” Continue reading here.
IRMCO is an Evanston company that ships water-based lubricants world wide. The company is approaching 100 years of operation and has been in the Evanston area for most of that time. This Oct. 3rd, the company celebrated National Manufacturing Day by being one of many manufacturing companies showcasing themselves via open houses, including inviting students to learn about the industry. Continue reading here.
Evanston-based benevolent.net founder Megan Kashner is heading to the White House to meet with the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in an event based on presenting innovation in citizen philanthropy. The company is announcing its plans to spread coast-to-coast. Continue reading here.
Evanston Township High School alum Leonard Schaeffer just gave his alma mater a $500,000 grant and raising another $100,000 to upgrade the school’s science labs to high-tech STEM centers. The labs currently date back to the 1950s and 60s. Continue reading here.