Weekly column for
Crain's Chicago Business:
Green Scene
Green Scene: Entrepreneurs can hit Chicago streets for green biz opportunities, Crain's Chicago Business, October 18, 2012

Green Scene: Artisanal candymaker leaps into bricks and mortar, Crain's Chicago Business, September 20, 2012

Green Scene: Entrepreneur turns regional heirloom recipes into local, organic food products, Crain's Chicago Business, August 16, 2012

Green Scene: 'Father of carbon trading' predicts growth in clean-tech startups, Crain's Chicago Business, August 9, 2012

Green Scene: Chicago music fest grooves to a green beat, Crain's Chicago Business, June 21, 2012

Green Scene: Here comes the bride, all dressed in green, Crain's Chicago Business, June 14, 2012

Green Scene: Food distributor passes century mark with a big bet on green technology, Crain's Chicago Business, May 31, 2012

Green Scene: Home design showroom aims to be a green beacon to designers, homeowners, Crain's Chicago Business, March 15, 2012

Green Scene: Evanston architect gets kudos for first North Shore LEED Platinum house, Crain's Chicago Business, February 16, 2012

Green Scene: Uncommon Ground named 'greenest restaurant in America', Crain's Chicago Business, December 15, 2011

Green Scene: Green biz leaders ask city, 'What about Chicago's recycling problem?', Crain's Chicago Business, October 27, 2011

Green Scene: Chicago Eco-Fashion Designers Strut Their Stuff for Fashion Week, Crain's Chicago Business, October 20, 2011

Green Scene: Report Finds Uneven Results in Green Building Projects, Crain's Chicago Business, October 6, 2011

Green Scene: New Chicago Ordinance Encourages Urban Farmers to Start Planting, Crain's Chicago Business, September 22, 2011

Green Scene: Chicago's Chief Sustainability Officer Reaching Out to New Partners, Crain's Chicago Business, August 11, 2011

Green Scene: Planning for an Even Greener Lollapalooza, Crain's Chicago Business, August 4, 2011

Green Scene: 11 Wealthy Families Team Up To Invest In Clean Tech, Crain's Chicago Business, July 28, 2011

Green Scene: Engineering Firm Grows Via Projects to Shrink Cities' Carbon Footprints, Crain's Chicago Business, June 23, 2011

Green Scene: Bike-Sharing Outfit Rolls Out More Stations, Crain's Chicago Business, June 16, 2011

Green Scene: Field Museum Spotlights Sustainable Design, Crain's Chicago Business, May 12, 2011

Green Scene: Eco-Minded Media Duo Spreads Green Message in Chicago and Beyond, Crain's Chicago Business, April 28, 2011

Green Scene: Growing Home Celebrates Earth Day With New Deal To Farm More Organic Veggies, Crain's Chicago Business, April 21, 2011

Green Scene: Green-Biz Advocates See Red Over New City Ordinance, Crain's Chicago Business, April 14, 2011

Green Scene: Angel Investors Nurture Local-Food Seedlings, Crain's Chicago Business, March 10, 2011

Green Scene: Clean Energy Forum Puts Spotlight On Local Players, Crain's Chicago Business, March 4, 2011

Green Scene: Helping Institutions "Green Up" Their Food Services
Crain's Chicago Business, February 17, 2011

Green Scene: Turning Green-Minded Chicagoans Into Potential Policy-Makers
Crain's Chicago Business, January 13, 2011

Green Scene: Mayoral Candidates Talk Green
Crain's Chicago Business, December 9, 2010

Green Scene: Indie Energy Digs Deep for Renewable Heating and Cooling
Crain's Chicago Business, November 4, 2010

Green Scene: Electric-Car Charging Firm Sparks Midwest Market
Crain's Chicago Business, October 14, 2010

Green Scene: Clean Energy Trust Aims to Make Illinois a Clean-Tech Condender
Crain's Chicago Business, October 7, 2010

Green Scene: Green Event Planner Aims to Take Chicago Events to Next Level
Crain's Chicago Business, September 30, 2010

Green Scene: Alliance Aims to Connect Entrepreneurs, Advance the Green Cause
Crain's Chicago Business, August 26, 2010

Green Scene: Electric Bike Company Taps Alternative-Transit Trend
Crain's Chicago Business, August 19, 2010

Green Scene: Chicago's 'Carbon Nation' Connection
Crain's Chicago Business, August 5, 2010
Selection of published articles

The story of the first African-American first lady
Crain's Chicago Business, April 3, 2015

Cocktail Courier hopes Chicago will drink to its new delivery service
Chicago Tribune, February 27, 2015

Emerging LEED: A Look at Innovation and Inspiration in Sustainability
USGBC+, February 26, 2015

Brazil’s New Finance Minister Has Ties to Booth
Chicago Booth, January 5, 2015

Curated Commerce
Middle Market Growth, November/December 2014

Dutch Dialogues
USGBC+, Ocotber 24, 2014

Three entrepreneurs, three global adventures
Crain's Chicago Business, September 27, 2014

Apps make it easier to be green
Chicago Tribune, September 5, 2014

The new corporate wellness program: On-site gardens
Crain's Chicago Business, July 14, 2014

Food pantry food from Eataly? Thank this computer nerd
Crain's Chicago Business, July 3, 2014

Clean Energy Trust begins $2.3 million fundraising effort
Crain's Chicago Business, July 1, 2014

Home Trend: Plant a Living Wall
Michigan Avenue Magazine, June 30, 2014

Living art: Green wall installations
Crain's Chicago Business, May 12th, 2014

Tougher than Platinum
Chicago Sun-Times, December 5th, 2013

How Restaurants Get An Angel At Their Table
Chicago Grid, November 20th, 2013

Who needs LEED?
Crain's Chicago Business, September 16th, 2013

Look Who's Biking to Work
Crain's Chicago Business, June 10th, 2013

Sunscreen for your office
Crain's Chicago Business, May 6, 2013

Backyard to Table
USA Today: Green Living Magazine, Spring/Summer 2013

Riding the Hubway
USA Today: Green Living Magazine, Spring/Summer 2013

Can this bacteria save the planet?
Crain's Chicago Business, March 25, 2013

Puma steps up game with Cradle to Cradle certification, March 5, 2013

The Litte Engine That Could
Crain's Chicago Business, February 4, 2013

Charlie Trotter halts auction midstream
Crain's Chicago Business, December 13, 2012

Fresh Moves: Produce Store on Wheels Hits Food Deserts
Edible Chicago, Fall 2012

How IKEA plans to take its buildings energy-neutral, November 1, 2012

What companies may gain from P&G study on sustainability metrics, August 10, 2012

Remodeling Reexamined
USA Today's Green Living Magazine, Spring/Summer 2012
[photos also by Judith Nemes]

Chicago Shutting Environment Department, Adding Eco-Friendly Measures to New Budget
Crain's Chicago Business, October 13, 2011

Mayor's New Green-Economy Report Proposes Strategies But No New Programs
Crain's Chicago Business, August 24, 2011

Sweet Talk of Food Politics, Edible Chicago, Summer 2011

The Greener Side of Tulum, May 6, 2011

Solar Panels Light Up Additions At Nelson, Mark Twain Schools, March 31, 2011

Few Businesses Prove Suitable for Franchising, Experts Warn
Crain's Chicago Business, March 14, 2011

Three Chicago Companies Take Franchise Path to Expansion
Crain's Chicago Business, March 14, 2011

Military, VA Audiologists Are Confronting a Wave of IED-Related Hearing Damage
The Hearing Journal, January 2011

Green Manufacturing Begins to Show Signs of Life Around Chicago
Crain's Chicago Business, December 6, 2010

Greening the Loop, One Office Renovation at a Time
Crain's Chicago Business, November 8, 2010

It's Not Easy Going Green, Chicago Tribune, September 26, 2010

Farmers Market Benefits, Edible Chicago, Summer 2010
[photos also by Judith Nemes]

Q & A: Earth Friendly Prodcuts Founder on the Pros of Going Green
Crain's Chicago Business, June 28, 2010

Chicago Green Restaurant Co-op Unveils Green Eatery Listing, June 17, 2010

Mixed Reviews for Restaurant Association's Green Plan
Crain's Chicago Business, June 3, 2010

Stalking Local Asparagus, May 27, 2010
[photos also by Judith Nemes]

Interns Sniff Out Hidden Energy Efficiencies
Crain's Chicago Business, May 17, 2010

Growing Healthy Kids
Edible Chicago, Spring 2010
[photos also by Judith Nemes]

A Wind Farm off the Coast of Evanston?, April 29, 2010

Housing Affordability Redefined to Include Transportation Costs, April 20, 2010

Small Suppliers Key to Big Firms' Green Goals
Crain's Chicago Business, April 8, 2010

Hand-Crafted Bean Curd
Edible Chicago, Winter 2010
[photos also by Judith Nemes]

Chase Away Winter Blues, February 23, 2010

Local Winter Greens, January 24, 2010

Soup for Thought
Edible Chicago, Fall 2009
[photos also by Judith Nemes]

Bringing Home the Green
Chicago Tribune, October 11, 2009

Solar energy: Illinois Solar Tour aims to show how systems can have impact
Chicago Tribune, September 27, 2009

Children Discover Their Inner Farmer
Edible Chicago, Spring 2009
[photos also by Judith Nemes]

Acclaimed Food Author Michael Pollan Visits Chicago, May 21, 2009

Growing Interest in the Climate Change Dividend, May 1st, 2009
(Story picked up by

Dumpster Diving: From Garbage to Gold, January 12th, 2009

Chicago's Climate Action Plan, November 4, 2008

Leading from the Middle: The Power of the Green Champion, October 13, 2008

City Farm, August 26, 2008

When Baby Has a Hearing Problem, July 2008

Down to Earth
Chicago Tribune, Sunday, February 10, 2008

Job Hunt Makeover
Chicago Tribune, January 6, 2008

Color the City Green
Chicago Tribune, Sunday, November 4, 2007

Appreciate Your Body - Don't Overdo It at the Gym!, November 2007

Small Firms Look for Big Savings
Chicago Tribune, October 29, 2007

Luxury Hotels Aim to Please
Chicago Tribune, July 23, 2007

Dispensers Have New Opportunities
Hearing Journal, February 2007

Success in Infant Screenings
Hearing Journal, April 2006

Firms Take a Pass on Elite Physicals
Crain's Chicago Business, February 23, 2004

Movin' On
Crain's Chicago Business, January 26, 2004

Paying the Price
Crain's Chicago Business, January 27, 2003

Too Much of a Good Thing Isn't Good
Crain's Chicago Business, August 18, 2003

Paying the Price
Crain's Chicago Business, January 27, 2003

Angels Step Up for a New Round
Crain's New York Business, November 25, 2002

Coffeehouses Stir Strategies
Crain's Chicago Business, November 11, 2002

Growing Numbers Seek Non-Traditional Careers
Crain's Chicago Business, October 21, 2002

Online Ad Network Links More Tenuous
Advertising Age, May 7, 2001

B-to-B Sites Get Personal
B to B, March 5, 2001

Money Talks to New Economy Firms
Crain's Chicago Business, November 27, 2000

Hotel Conversions Achieve Suite Success
Crain's Chicago Business, June 19, 2000

Taking Care of Fluffy
Crain's New York Business, March 20, 2000

Hospitals Offer Ritzier Service
Crain's New York Business, November 23, 1998

Taking Better Care of Women
Crain's New York Business, June 15, 1998

Judith Nemes has written many more articles for these and other print and web publications. Please contact her for a full list of her clips.