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Michael Scholefield

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Inventors, Chicago Southland is here to help

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Inventors, Chicago Southland is here to help

If there was a place you could take your idea for a new product or modifications to an existing product that improves its effectiveness, would you be interested in taking the next step? Let me introduce to a concept called the Maker Lab.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Stillinoyed or Indynial?

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Stillinoyed or Indynial?

I can remember as a kid dreading the coming school day. Something had happened in the playground the day before which immediately translated into name-calling, taunting and ridicule. I didn’t like it then, and I don’t like it now.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Golf is more than a four-letter word

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Golf is more than a four-letter word

I love golf. Many people love golf. Therein lies a paradox – how can one love something so frustrating, time-consuming, potentially humiliating, and still come back for more? Hope springs eternal, and last time I looked, the season of hope is spring — and with it, golf!

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: My dream of development 10 years from now

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: My dream of development 10 years from now

In May 2024, I will be celebrating my 76th birthday, surrounded by friends and family and commemorating having just shot my age at Lost Marsh. This is my fantasy; write your own.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: 2014, we expect better results from you

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: 2014, we expect better results from you

For some, the last 12 months might well be considered a year of recovery. For others, including myself, it was more a year of treading water.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Chicago protectionism jeopardizes development

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Chicago protectionism jeopardizes development

Recent events concern me as a threat to sustaining a meaningful dialogue on 21st century development trends and the need for the associated infrastructure and systems in our region.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Sears' future could include consuming fiber

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Sears' future could include consuming fiber

"Shop at Sears and save" was Sears' slogan in its early days. Today, that includes Sears.com.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Chicago Southland EDC adding value in 2013

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Chicago Southland EDC adding value in 2013

The Chicago Southland Economic Development Corp. is entering its 10th year of service.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: A New Year's resolution we can't afford to break

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: A New Year's resolution we can't afford to break

Chairing the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corp. has afforded me access to a series of issues, any of which could propel Northeast Illinois/Northwest Indiana into new and re-energized technologies, positions of increased influence relative to the national economy and a seat at the i…

January 13, 2013 12:00 am
Michael Scholefield

Michael Scholefield

Michael Scholefield is chairman of the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corp.

December 19, 2012 5:36 pm

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Preview of coming attractions in Southland

I don't know how many of you still like going to the movies – the $15 popcorn and Coke, plus the really big screen, not the one in your family room – but I still enjoy the atmosphere and (alas) the senior discount.

August 26, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: If you want to get something done

If you want to get something done right, do it yourself. How many times growing up did an adult — usually a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle — tell you that?

June 10, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Just when you thought it was safe ...

With the economy's ongoing struggle over the past couple of years, as someone involved in business and economic development, I thought my understanding of the situation in the Calumet Region was both accurate and right on.

November 27, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Light a candle for your own economic development

"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness" is a Chinese proverb meaning better to do something about a problem than just complain about it. Further, a candle is a small answer to a large problem, but it is still a worthy step...

September 25, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Illinois needs to become more business-friendly

In case you just came out of a coma from a condition with which you were afflicted sometime before the first of the year, you need to be brought up to speed on a couple things your friends in Springfield and Indianapolis have been doing.

June 05, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Another winter of discontent? Or a new start?

January and February are tough months in the Calumet Region. It's cold, it's one gray day after another, it's snow, followed by more snow, and then snow. When the sun does come out, it resembles a 40-watt bulb.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: We have many people to be thankful for

It's that time of year when we traditionally assess our individual situations, count our blessings and celebrate the human spirit. In 2010, for many of us, assessing is outdistancing the counting and celebrating by a mile.

November 28, 2010 12:00 am
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