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  • Terlato, pro golfers make perfect pairing with new wines Jan 26, 2015 6:00 AM
    Kukec's People features William Terlato, CEO of Lake Bluff-based Terlato Wines, who is an amateur golfer who can hold is own with some of his favorite partners on the links, including pros Luke Donald, Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els and even Mike Ditka. Those close friends also entrusted the executive with launching special lines in their names.

     
  • Lincolnshire company makes digital menu boards for McDonald’s Jan 22, 2015 5:07 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features a new high-definition, 47-inch monitor that is becoming the new digital menu behind the counters of about 14,000 McDonald's restaurants nationwide. The digital menu will offer a brighter, more crisp image of the food choices, use less energy to operate, and even offer you a video.

     
  • Bulls, planes and Girl Scouts: Wheaton executive looks for next accomplishment Jan 19, 2015 8:31 AM
    Kukec's People features Kathy Hopinkah Hannan of Wheaton, who has run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, jumped from an airplane and ran the New York Marathon, Now the KPMG executive is the first Native American as the board leaders for national Girl Scouts.

     
  • Wintrust ATMs get new software, works with your smartphone Jan 15, 2015 1:37 PM
    Rosemont-based Wintrust is adding new software to its fleet of 190 ATMs so that they can communicate with your smartphone. About 29 ATMs so far have the new software that will allow your smartphone to do the so-called cardless cash transaction.

     
  • Cuban roots keep chamber’s Sosa in tune Jan 12, 2015 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Roger Sosa, the new executive director of the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, who keeps his Cuban roots rocking with his musican group.

     
  • UL offers consumers a one-stop for safety issues, recalls Jan 8, 2015 5:25 PM
    Kukec's ebuzz column features SafeBee.com, a new website by Northbrook-based UL that offers consumers a one-stop resource for safety issues and product recalls.

     
  • After 29 years in distribution, Palatine man focuses on dogs Jan 5, 2015 12:27 PM
    Kukec's People features Brad "Casey" Howe, a dog training in Palatine who owns a local franchise called Bark Busters. The international organization recently named an award after his dog Dusty, who died recently of cancer.

     
  • 10 notable suburban business people of 2014 Dec 29, 2014 12:11 PM
    Kukec's People features 10 notable people who have shown innovation and perseverence in 2014.

     
  • Experts: Wearable tech, connections to our stuff are likely 2015 trends Dec 26, 2014 6:00 AM
    Wearable technology, more connections with your house and car, and faster speeds continue to dominate the hottest technologies expected in the new year, according to suburban tech experts.

     
  • Leva finds sweet spot by expanding Long Grove Confectionery Dec 22, 2014 5:28 AM
    Kukec's People features Craig Leva, owner of Long Grove Confectionery and Arway Confections, who talks about how some sweet deals came about to expand the legendary brands.

     
  • Ebuzz: Outlet allows Wi-Fi to give you a smarter home Dec 23, 2014 2:51 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features Naperville-based Grid Connect, which now offers the ConnectSense Smart Outlet that plugs into your wall outlet and has two Internet-connected electrical sockets. You can then plug in household devices and control them with an iPhone app or even voice command from Siri.

     
  • Accident leads to new road in life for executive Dec 15, 2014 6:11 AM
    Kukec's People column features Erin Doyle of Downers Grove and senior manager at Deerfield-based Walgreens who had a horrific car accident in 2009 and has since been working hard to regain what she had lost.

     
  • Allstate’s Parking Reminder tool helps navigate crowded parking lots Dec 11, 2014 4:28 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features the new Parking Reminder tool on the updated Allstate mobile app. It helps you to find your car in a crowded holiday parking lot, send the location to a family member running back to the car, and even start a timer when you left the car and how much time you have left to feed a meter.

     
  • Johnson goes from movie usher in a tux to Classic Cinemas CEO Dec 8, 2014 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People column features Chris Johnson, the new CEO of Classic Cinemas, who talks about his early days of wearing a tuxedo while working as an usher in his family'owned cinemas with film reels and free popcorn refills were the rage.

     
  • Naperville couple launches angel app for iPhone Dec 4, 2014 2:09 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features David and Jeanne Buddingh of Naperville who have launched a new app called Angel in My Phone, which modernizes the practice of carrying a symbol of an angel in your pocket.

     
  • Geneva woman creates non-profit to help with life’s transitions Dec 2, 2014 8:48 AM
    Kukec's People features Cynthia Wade, a single mother who quickly found herself an empty nester, facing shoulder surgery, and unemployed. Facing some of the most dramatic transitions in her life, she decided to help other people and started Do-over.me, a new non-profit to help others in major transition, such as job loss, divorce, among others.

     
  • At 85, UOP chemist honored by President Obama Nov 26, 2014 1:59 PM
    Kukec's People features Edith M. Flanigen, 85, a consultant and retired award-winning chemist with UOP LLC in Des Plaines. She received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Award from President Barack Obama and was one of eight recipients. She has invented more than 200 different synthetic materials, wrote for for numerous publications and earned 109 patents.

     
  • At 85, UOP chemist honored by President Obama Nov 26, 2014 2:01 PM
    Kukec's People features Edith M. Flanigen, 85, a consultant and retired award-winning chemist with UOP LLC in Des Plaines. She received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Award from President Barack Obama and was one of eight recipients. She has invented more than 200 different synthetic materials, wrote for for numerous publications and earned 109 patents.

     
  • Aurora first of 6 new sites for ILoveKickboxing.com Nov 20, 2014 4:58 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features Dennis de Ramos, a former marketing manager at IBM in Schaumburg, is now a new franchise owner of ILoveKickboxing.com, which offers a physical workout without the typical treadmills and bicycles. It also offers a social networking component that reaches out to members. An Aurora studio is set to open by Dec. 18, and five more in the next 3 years.

     
  • Just like mom would like, Frontier Soups founder continues to be resourceful Nov 17, 2014 5:14 AM
    Kukec's People column features Trisha Anderson, president of Frontier Soups in Waukegan, says her 94-year-old mother was the inspiration for her company.

     
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