Chicago is just a great place. It is a vibrant city marked by a beautiful skyline. The architecture of the downtown skyscrapers does not pale compared to the ones of its rival cities on the coasts, quite to the contrary. Houses from Frank Lloyd Wright are also not uncommon in the residential neighborhoods. Coming summer — I'll skip the notorious cold and windy winter — jazz and blues bands take over the cafés and music festivals animate the numerous parks in Chicago.
I flew to Chicago last week on a business trip and I used that occasion to meet with one of its dynamic and green start-ups. Sertifi.com develops and sells an electronic signature solution that replaces the existing process of obtaining printed signatures; it has the same validity and effect as hand written signatures.