Archive for February, 2011

Chicago Payments

February 8th, 2011 by Collin Canright | No Comments | Filed in Business, Chicago

The Chicago Payments Information Exchange (CPIX) is live on the Built in Chicago. The group’s purpose is to build on Chicago’s history of innovation in payments and create greater visibility for this financial technology market.

In addition to providing a good overview of treasury management and payments in 2010, they are also good examples of my financial writing–the kind of solid content companies can use in bylines articles, white papers, blogs, and like.

Built in Chicago is fast-growing community that serves as a “resource for “digital professionals” working to build great web and mobile businesses and mind blowing user experiences. ” For details, read this interview with founder Matt Moog: (links to Crain’s Chicago Business’ Enterprise City blog).

CPIX is moderated by long-time payments, banking, and payments writer and communications consultant Collin Canright. The group is intended to build a network of financial institutions, payments processors, software firms, and consultants will strengthen this niche in Chicago’s technology community through collaborative communication and help propel its future success.

To join Built in Chicago, visit:

To view CPIX group content, visit

For more information, contact:

Collin Canright
Canright Communications

773 248-8935 ext. 9404 (office)
773 426-7000 (mobile)

Super Bowl Pool!

February 2nd, 2011 by Collin Canright | No Comments | Filed in Personal

Help Support My Graduate School

You may be snowed in, and the Bears may not be in the game, but the game does go on. So does the Wright Foundation for Transformational Leadership’s 2nd Annual Super Bowl Squares Fundraiser.  As you may know, I have been developing myself as a leader by studying human potential at the Wright Graduate Institute, which is supported by the Foundation.

Proceeds from the pool fund education loans, scholarships, graduate research, and symposia to support the development of human performance technology, philosophy, and methodology. They also support the Transformational Leadership Award. This year’s award recipient is Nobel Award winner and originator of micro credit, Dr. Muhammad Yunus.

I’d appreciate your support by buying a $100 square. Details are below.

Contact me by email at or at 773 426-7000.



  • A $100 square gets you a chance to WIN BIG if your square wins!
  • YOU WIN $2,500 if the score at the end of the game matches with your square.
  • YOU WIN $1,250 if the score at the end of halftime matches with your square.
  • YOU WIN $625 if the score at the end of quarters 1 and 3 matches with your square.
  • YOU get to feel good about supporting a good cause.


  • Purchase a square or squares to split with your co-workers, family and friends.
  • Sit back. Relax. Enjoy the game! The rest of the work will be done for you.
  • Watch the score at the end of each quarter to see if you are a winner!


Once you purchase a square your name will be added to a 10 X 10 square grid.  Once the
squares are filled numbers from 0-9 will be randomly drawn for the NFC and AFC teams
participating in the super bowl.  Completed squares will be emailed out to participants.

Watch the game, or not, you don’t need to be present to win.  At the end of each quarter match the last digit of each team’s score with the grid to see if you’ve won!