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  • 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 22, 2014 11:16 AM
    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.

     
  • Wheaton expert: Online shoppers should stay vigilant against privacy hackers Nov 14, 2014 5:46 AM
    More of you are expected to shop online this holiday season and that means more vigilance is needed to protect your private information, a Wheaton expert said. That means you’ll need to remain cautious while protecting your devices and identity even more, especially in the wake of massive hacks at retailers, including Target, Jewel-Osco, Home Depot and others, said Vince Mazza, co-founder of Guard Street.

     
  • YardSailr offers pickers a chance to locate their rusty gold Nov 6, 2014 5:27 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features a Naperville man and his business partner who have launched YardSailr.com and an app so consumers can more easily find nearby yard sales or items of interest.

     
  • Aurora cycle shop owner revs up for retirement Nov 3, 2014 5:14 AM
    Kukec's People features Bob Conley, a co-owner of Fox Valley Cycles in Aurora, talks about how the business has changed in more than 40 years and what he plans to do in retirement.

     
  • Web site, app help students apply to colleges nationwide Oct 31, 2014 10:33 AM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features a web site and new app called NextTier Education that helps students navigate the application process at 2,300 colleges nationwide. It was founded by a Highland Park native and a Naperville resident.

     
  • From Australia to Schaumburg, RTA exec still on track Oct 20, 2014 6:01 AM
    Kukec's People features Leanne Redden and her trek from Syndey, Australia, where she was born and raised, to Illinois, where she got married, raised a family and is now the RTA executive director.

     
  • KUKEC: $10,000 for a TV? LG says its OLED is worth it Oct 16, 2014 3:52 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features the new HYPERLINK "http://lgnewsroom.com/newsroom/contents/64643"Ultra HD OLED 4K 65-inch TV from LG Electronics USA Inc., which has operations in Lincolnshire. The company recently launched this new TV that costs about $10,000. It will be available for consumers for about $10,000 in early November. Another 77-inch version, costing roughly $25,000, will be available early next year.

     
  • Sutton not slowing down, adds more suburban distribution centers Oct 13, 2014 7:59 AM
    KukecPeople features Seattle Sutton, now 82 and has no plans to slow down. She talks about the expansion of the company with distribution centers around the suburbs and how it all started.

     
  • New app Dash allows you to pay at restaurants without waiting; new experience store opens Oct 9, 2014 2:28 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features the new Dash app that allows you to go into select restaurants in the city and suburbs and pay via your smartphone without waiting to sign the bill. More suburban venues are expected to be added soon

     
  • From China to Oak Brook, hotel director keeps traditional values, work ethic Oct 6, 2014 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Jiaqi Tang, the new director of food and beverage for the Le Meridien in Oak Brook. The native of China talks about her trek to America.

     
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