A Brief History of the Chicago Bears – The Pre-Super Bowl Years

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Chicago Bears
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A licensed CPA in Illinois, Tim Salvesen is the corporate controller and vice president of GridLiance. Outside of work, Tim Salvesen enjoys watching Chicago sports in person and on television, and he is on the season ticket waitlist for the Chicago Bears.

The Chicago Bears was founded in 1920 by George Halas and sponsored by the Staley Starch Company. Originally known as the Decatur Staleys, the team joined the American Professional Football Association (now the NFL) in 1920.

Although the team was moved to Chicago in 1921, it wasn’t until 1922 that the Staleys became known as the Chicago Bears and began gaining widespread recognition as an innovative professional football franchise. The Bears was the first franchise to purchase a player from another team, and it won the first indoor NFL game against the Portsmouth Spartans in 1932. Starting the following decade, the team appeared in four straight NFL championships, three of which it won.

By the 1950s, the Bears’ success started to hit a dry spell. The team won the majority of its games in the 1950s, yet it only appeared in one NFL playoff game and did not win any NFL titles. This drought ended in 1963 when the Bears beat the New York Giants to win the NFL Championship Game.


Best Lesser-Known Attractions in New York City

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Dream House
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A former Hawk missile system operator with the US Marine Corps, Tim Salvesen is the vice president of accounting and corporate controller at GridLiance, an Illinois-based competitive transmission company. Throughout his career, Tim Salvesen has traveled to various areas around the world, and he occasionally visits New York City for work.

New York City is well known for its large attractions, from Broadway and Times Square to the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. However, the city is also home to numerous attractions that are not quite so grandiose. Following are just some of the best lesser-known attractions in New York City:

Evolution – Located in the SoHo art district in Manhattan, Evolution is a nature and curio shop that is filled with unique natural history. Staff members are enthusiastic about its items, and many of the fossils, butterflies, and skulls sold at Evolution come from experts who supply museums.

Green-Wood Cemetery – Often overshadowed by Prospect Park, Green-Wood Cemetery is the final resting place of politician William “Boss” Tweed and other notable locals. It is also home to Battle Hill, which, from its peak, provides visitors with views of Lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn.

Hall of Fame for Great Americans – An open-air colonnade that towers over 630 feet high, the Hall of Fame for Great Americans was founded in 1900. It features 98 bronze busts of such famous individuals as Eli Whitney and George Westinghouse.

Dream House – Created in 1993 by visual artist Marian Zazeela and modern composer La Monte Young, the Dream House in Tribeca is a unique sound and light experience. The welcomes visitors Wednesday through Saturday for a one-of-a-kind activity.

ICPAS’s INSIGHT Magazine Fosters Professional Learning and Discussion

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INSIGHT Magazine
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Licensed CPA Tim Salvesen is the corporate controller and vice president of GridLiance. Tim Salvesen’s professional engagements include membership in the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS).

Since 1903, ICPAS has maintained a commitment to providing members and professionals with invaluable educational, advocacy, and networking resources. One of the organization’s many informational sources is its INSIGHT Magazine. Available online, in print, and digitally, the magazine is a quarterly publication. Free to all ICPAS members, it features information about a wide range of local and global issues relating to the field. The magazine has won numerous awards, including the 2015 Communications Concepts Apex Award of Excellence for Feature Writing.

Through INSIGHT Magazine, ICPAS hopes to foster an individual interest in learning about topics relating to the business and financial fields while also generating professional discussions. Over 24,000 professionals read the publication, and ICPAS encourages members to submit their own pieces for publication in the magazine.