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  • J.R. Hutson with daughter Alexis at the Village Tavern & Grill in Schaumburg.

    NoWait apps offer suburban restaurant guests a pager-free experienceApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Guests at the Village Tavern & Grill in Schaumburg, and other suburban restaurants, are notified on their smartphone with a prerecorded phone call or text when it's their turn to be seated. The new system, called NoWait, also allows guests to roam as far as they want and not worry about being in range for the notification. Guests also can respond to say they are on their way. “We changed to NoWait because of the freedom it gives our guests,” said Village Tavern owner J.R. Hutson.

  • Zebra Technologies in Lincolnshire.

    Motorola Solutions shrinks, while Zebra growsApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg-based Motorola Solutions Inc. continues to chip away at its legendary status by selling its Enterprise unit to Lincolnshire’s Zebra Technologies for about $3.45 billion. While Zebra continues to pick up steam, building its radio-frequency identification and specialty Internet-related products, Motorola shrinks both in workforce and focus.

  • Owner Bill Kaiser cuts the ribbon at Lee Donuts with Mayor Terry Weppler. From left, Bill’s wife Francine Kaiser, MainStreet Libertyville Executive Director Pam Hume and GLMV Executive Director Ray Mullen looking on.

    Business owner left behind Wall Street for Libertyville streetsApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Bill Kaiser, who was a broker for 36 years, owning William S. Kaiser Corp. since 1978, which then morphed into Zap Futures Inc. when he introduced electronic trading in 1994. He had 24 brokers and 12 support staff and even did live 5-minute reports from the Mercantile Exchange daily for CNBC. Now, he owns two family-oriented businesses in Libertyville. What made him change?

  • GIV Mobile has opened this kiosk last week in Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. The company’s first kiosk opened in mid-March in Yorktown Mall in Lombard.

    GIV Mobil launches in Lombard, SchaumburgApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features GIV Mobile, which recently opened kiosks in Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg and Yorktown Mall in Lombard. While it offers subscribers a 4G network and no contracts, like most others, GIV Mobile also donates 8 percent of your plan cost to a charity of your choice.

  • Sanjib Sahoo

    From India to Naperville, CTO aims to keep innovatingApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Sanjib Sahoo of Naperville, who went from humble beginnings in India, to Naperville and Chicago, where he heads technology for TradeMonster.

  • Jennifer Morehead

    Website aims to make your moves seamlessApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Moving from one home to another can be a very stressful process. A suburban woman is working to change all that. A website launched in May 2012 was founded by CEO Jennifer Morehead of Winnetka with two partners and they aim to help people with all aspects of an upcoming move.

  • Abbey Trobe

    Wadsworth animal lover helps aging pets groom in placeMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Abbey Trobe, perhaps Lake County's first mobile pet groomer. She has taken a lifelong love of pets on the road, especially to accommodate aging pets so they can get their spa treatments.

  • Intellipath was rolled out to several courses starting in 2012 by Schaumburg-based Career Education. This April, the company starts rolling out the technology with its MBA online students at American InterContinental University in Schaumburg.

    MBA students to start using intuitive technology for online coursesMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features Career Education's American InterContinental University that plans to expand its Intellipath technology to its MBA online learning program.

  • Back row, from left: Christopher Hebel, Christiana Hebel, Joshua Crow, Delaney Jung, Ryan Jung, Connor Jung. Front row: Randy Crow, Yvonne Crow, Delmar Maassel, Desiree Jung, Bob Jung. Not pictured is Rory Hebel.

    Generations run Volo’s Fish Lake, while generations have returnedMar 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Volo's Fish Lake Resort and how five generations have kept it moving ahead for 75 years.

  • The Metronome is used for the new MetroMile platform. Customers can plug it into the vehicle’s onboard diagnostics port and download the free MetroMile mobile app to optimize their trips to save time and gas, and to diagnose check engine lights.

    MetroMile offers car insurance by the mileMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features MetroMile, which offers pay-per-mile auto insurance as well as a device to monitor your mileage and an app to track trips, gas use and give engine diagnostics.

  • Kathryn and Ken List have launched a Wheaton-based business that helps people check on others through phone calls and text message alerts.

    Wheaton couple offers phone message service with twistMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features a couple who launched a Wheaton-based business that uses web and telephony technology so family members, churches or other organizations can look in on aging parents or other shut-ins.

  • Angie De Christopher

    GlenOaks Hospital carpenter builds careerMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Angie De Christopher has always felt that being a carpenter was a natural path for her. But being the only woman on a work crew, especially when constructing commercial buildings over the years, often brought different reactions. “Sometimes it’s been tough, because I felt like I always had to prove myself,” said De Christopher, 45, of Burr Ridge. “But once they saw I could hold my own, I was accepted,” she said.

  • Bob Hanson

    New app offers consumer protection for devicesMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bob Hanson of Cary wants to make sure consumers have enterprise-quality protection on their devices. That means, get a free download of ViaProtect, an app that offers technology, on the same level used by businesses, in order to protect your privacy and avoid identity theft, said Hanson, vice president of sales for Oak Park-based ViaForensics.

  • Jen Conte

    Naperville woman a third-generation Realtor who perseveresMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jen Conte, broker/owner of Re/Max Professionals Select in Naperville, is the third generation in her family to be a Realtor. So she takes her business to heart, aiming to carry on a tradition established by her grandfather. But she topped that recently by winning "top office" in the state under the category, Most Closed Residential Sales for RE/MAX Northern Illinois in 2013.

  • Velocent Systems Inc. of Naperville had an exhibit booth at the Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona, Spain.

    Suburban tech companies, others on world stageFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features sububan tech companies displaying their products and services for the first time in Barcelona, Spain, during the Mobile World Congress. They were part of a delegation of 15 companies hosted by the state.

  • Victoria and Fred Skeppstrom

    From ER to digital photo booths, couple says ‘cheese’ at eventsFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Fred and Victoria Skeppstrom of Wilmette, who own a local franchise of TapSnap, a new digitized photo booth that allows smiling clients to dress up the photo, e-mail it to themselves or others, or post it on Facebook.

  • Patrick Callan

    DuPage Realtor of year traces roots back to Iowa farm Feb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Realtor Pat Callan, managing broker and owner of Realty Executives Premiere in Wheaton, who has been in the industry for about 40 years and remains active with his professional associations here and nationwide. His extensive work in the profession led to achieving the Realtor of the Year from the Illinois Association of Realtors. He'll accept the award April 2 at a banquet at the Hilton Hotel in Springfield. And it all began with a farm in Iowa.

  • Don Goodwin

    Every device you use touches a data center, and more are expected here Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features the proliferation of data centers around the suburbs, due to the explosion of smartphones, tablets and other devices. You cannot touch a text or email without it going through a data center somewhere in the world.

  • Carol Buckantz

    Oak Brook chef aims to bring the farm to your table Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Carol Buckantz, who turned an interest in her grandfather's restaurant and some cooking classes into a lifetime career as a chef. The Schaumburg resident recently became the executive chef at Oak Brook Hills Resort and aims to create new farm-to-table events.

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