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  • Oak Brook chef aims to bring the farm to your table Feb 3, 2014 11:12 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.

  • Darr wants to spread WINGS nationwide to help domestic abuse victims Jan 27, 2014 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Rebecca Darr, who helps countless victims of domestic abuse through WINGS, is in the midst of expanding the shelter in Chicago and plans to go national in a couple of years.

  • MyQ Garage offers universal appeal for smartphone users Jan 24, 2014 10:59 AM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features Elmhurst-based Chamberlain, which has launched MyQ Garage, its first product that works with other brands of garage door openers remotely through your smartphone. It also has a sensor to ensure no one is caught when the door is closing.

  • MyQ Garage offers universal appeal for smartphone users Jan 27, 2014 12:05 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features Elmhurst-based Chamberlain, which has launched MyQ Garage, its first product that works with other brands of garage door openers remotely through your smartphone. It also has a sensor to ensure no one is caught when the door is closing.

  • Credit union CEO to help Hispanics, younger people Jan 20, 2014 7:38 AM
    Kukec's People features Jose Garcia, president and CEO of Northwest Community Credit Union, who has spent most of his career in finance and found his niche in credit unions, living by its philosophy of “people helping people.” That’s why he aims to boost awareness of how credit unions can help more people, especially Hispanics, aim to increase membership and even focus more on social media to draw in the younger generation.

  • Genevaís e-specials via text a hit with local shoppers Jan 16, 2014 4:33 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz features Genevaís Gone Mobile campaign, which provided coupons and other specials sent via text message to consumers during the holidays. It became such a hit that it is now continuing as a regular program. The campaign, led by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, started Nov 1 and garnered about 1,100 consumers who opted in by texting GENEVA to 223344. They then received image-rich mobile messages, or full-color images, and not just text messages, from about 30 members of the chamber. Each of those 30 members sent at least one text out to the consumer group.

  • Online purse-making business gets celebrity attention Jan 13, 2014 7:08 AM
    Kukec's People features Aileen Parks of Lake in the Hills, who has turned a hobby into a business that now reaches celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival, the Primetime Emmys, the Wendy Williams Show and, last weekend, the Golden Globe Awards. Parks hand crafts and custom designs clutch purses for her online business, HYPERLINK ""Girl by Aileen.

  • Schaumburg tech expert: Online attacks could increase in 2014 Jan 9, 2014 1:55 PM
    Schaumburg-based Prescient Solutions Chief Information Officer Jerry Irvine says get ready for more and creative attacks online this year. Irvine, as a member of the task force, has been meeting regularly in Washington, D.C., to help combat these cyber crimes and to help both businesses and individual consumers.

  • Military surgeon works here, while serving our country Jan 6, 2014 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People features James Cole Jr. who followed in his fatherís footsteps to become a doctor and later traded in the high-tech operating rooms for tours of duty in a tent with a Marine Corps reconnaissance unit, the U.S. Special Operations Command and even a Navy Reserve Seal team with assignments in 14 countries. He is now on another temporary leave of absence as assistant medical director of trauma at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove to serve again in Afghanistan.

  • Bataviaís TimePilot plans on Bluetooth version of workers time clock Jan 2, 2014 11:30 AM
    A Batavia-based global business aims to change the way schedules are collected on how workers clock in and out daily from their jobs. TimePilot Corp. has made time clocks for companies worldwide, including Tanna Farms Golf Course and Settlerís Hill Golf Course, both in Geneva; Optimum Granite & Marble in South Elgin; and DePaul University Theatre in Chicago, among others.

  • Love for kids leads to long-time profession helping them Dec 30, 2013 5:30 AM
    Kukec's People features Naomi Samuels, who has turned a love for children ito a career serving them. She is the new director of the Northwest Family Center in Buffalo Grove.

  • Experts' 2014 tech predictions: high-tech shopping, life in the cloud Dec 26, 2013 6:49 PM
    We're poised for a new year and more tech advances that will help you to shop and work smarter, store more data on the cloud and see chips become more of your personal lifestyle. Here's a rundown of how local experts see the hot new technology coming in 2014.

  • Brostens change junk yard image to recycling centers Dec 23, 2013 5:45 AM
    Kukec's People features Larry Brosten and his family, owners of Auto Parts City in Gurnee and Park City, who sought to change their image from running junk yards to leading a recycling business. With the fourth generation entering the fold, the Brosten family has used new technology to improve processing such vehicles to recycle parts and fluids, fix some autos for resale, and provide the remaining metal for recycling as well.

  • Naperville Realtor uses homemade drones to capture images for listings Dec 19, 2013 12:33 PM
    Scott Gerami, a 52-year-old managing broker for Re/Max Professionals Select in Naperville, wanted his for-sale listings to capture attention and stand above the rest. So he built his own drones, which take aerial photos and video of the home and surrounding property. He also uses the images on his YouTube channel. “Technology is the name of the game today, so this really sets things apart,” Gerami said.

  • Elburn photographer creates 3-D studio for holidays Dec 16, 2013 8:15 AM
    Jan Baumgartner, a photographer from the unincorporated Elburn area, didnít want to do typical portraits, especially for the holidays. She wanted to make the studio experience memorable. So she made it 3-D.Baumgartner, who founded her business in 2009, said she built the holiday-themed studio set in her home that includes artificial snow, trees and a model train.

  • Private health insurance exchange in Rosemont Dec 13, 2013 1:38 PM
    Rosemont-based Flexible Benefit Service Corp.ís private health insurance exchange launched last year to give small-business employees and the self-employed more health insurance options. Flexibleís InsureXSolutions aims to be one of the alternatives to the governmentís web site where consumers can buy plans under the new federal law, said spokeswoman Maggie Perry.

  • Elk Grove CEO aims to stamp out hunger for kids Dec 9, 2013 5:30 AM
    Kukec's People features Jamie Pritscher, co-founder and CEO of Elk Grove Village-based, which aims to eliminate hunger among school children.

  • Child model from Mount Prospect now has agency of her own Dec 2, 2013 5:58 AM
    Kukec's People features John MacLeod of Kenilworth, who is heading up a new concept in 24/7 news broadcasting, an app that provides local news to your mobile device.

  • Verizon starts transforming suburban stores into lifestyle centers Nov 21, 2013 4:15 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features Verizon Wireless' newly remodeled and enlarged Smart Stores, including those in Schaumburg, Wheaton, Oswego and Lake in the Hills.

  • Dream takes flight for Sugar Grove pilot Nov 25, 2013 10:37 AM
    David Spano was born in Tampa, Fla., and loved watching the planes at a nearby small airport. By the time he was 17, he had his first flying lesson in exchange for mowing the grass on the runway and doing chores around the airport. It took him more than a year to get his license. It was like a dream come true.More than 30 years later, heís piloted planes to countless places, including through the Grand Canyon.

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