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  • French Russian cuisine inspires new restaurant Deka in Wheeling Nov 13, 2014 5:03 PM
    Proprietors of a newly opened restaurant in Wheeling are inviting patrons to dine like Russian nobility at their new place — which means you’re more likely to be served caviar than cabbage soup. Deka Restaurant is a French Russian brasserie at 401 E. Dundee Road.

  • Wheeling ‘Taste of the Town’ revenue doubles Nov 12, 2014 3:19 PM
    Wheeling’s Taste of the Town “Healthy Harvest” celebration last month at the Westin Chicago North Shore drew nearly 900 attendees who enjoyed tastings, select wine and craft beers from over 20 local restaurants and sponsors along with live entertainment, silent auction and raffle prizes.

  • Workshop on improving volunteer engagement Nov. 19 Nov 12, 2014 8:56 AM
    HandsOn Suburban Chicago is pleased host a workshop by volunteer impact expert, Tony Goodrow on Wednesday, Nov. 19, entitled “Relative Impact ROI: A More Meaningful Way to Measure Volunteer Engagement.”

  • Constable: Bear market for Cutler jerseys, but Blackhawks still Bullish Nov 12, 2014 8:19 PM
    Suburban stores ordered their winter merchandise months ago — even before the predictions of QB Jay Cutler winning the MVP award while leading the Chicago Bears into the playoffs. So there was a risk that a timid merchant wouldn't be able to keep up with the demand for Cutler jerseys. That is no longer a concern at the Dick's Sporting Goods in Schaumburg.

  • ‘Happy Days’ star Anson Williams coming to Naperville Nov 11, 2014 12:51 PM
    Anson Williams, who gained fame as Potsie on television’s “Happy Days,” will be in Naperville Sunday, Nov. 16, to sign copies of his new memoir at Anderson’s Bookshop.

  • Day Go Dogs among new businesses in Arlington Hts. Nov 11, 2014 4:24 PM
    A new Italian restaurant — Day Go Dogs and ‘Za — is expected to open by the end of the year in the former Riviera location at 5 W. Campbell Street in downtown Arlington Heights. Owner Richie Vaia said the new spot will have the same fast-casual food for good prices as his former Algonquin location. A half-dozen other businesses also have opened recently in the village, officials said.

  • Businesses create internships to meet specific needs Nov 10, 2014 5:11 AM
    There’s more than the prospect of low-cost labor that makes internships interesting to small businesses. Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall looks at the issue.

  • Lake Zurich board approves funeral home and crematory Nov 10, 2014 5:23 PM
    A crematory will be part of a funeral home planned for Lake Zurich’s south side. Village board members recently granted final approval for the proposal pitched by Davenport Family Funeral Homes and Crematory for a 5-acre site on South Old Rand Road.

  • Palatine Chamber seeks award nominations Nov 10, 2014 5:43 PM
    The Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for eight annual awards such as its Business of the Year Award and the Hero of the Year Award. Nomination forms can be printed out from the chamber’s website, palatinechamber.com, and are due to the chamber by Nov. 19.

  • Republicans control Congress. Why that matters for small businesses Nov 9, 2014 7:43 AM
    Republicans expanded their majority in the House of Representatives and captured enough seats in the Senate to seize control of Congress, splitting political power between the Capitol and the White House. And while it remains to be seen whether single-party control of the Capitol will diminish or deepen the gridlock in Washington, it has changed the outlook for some of the legislative items that tend to matter most to employers and entrepreneurs. Here’s a look at some of the election’s most important ramifications for small businesses.

  • What small business can expect in the new Congress Nov 9, 2014 7:32 AM
    The shift in power in Congress may give small businesses help with taxes and regulations, but there’s little expectation that sweeping changes are in store. In fact, more gridlock could be on the way.

  • Showdown looms for California organic farmers Nov 8, 2014 2:28 PM
    The state’s more than 500-page document lays out its planned responses to the next wave of fruit flies, weevils, beetles, fungus or blight that threatens crops. Many groups challenging the plan complained that it seems to authorize state agriculture officials to launch pesticide treatments without first carrying out the currently standard separate environmental-impact review.

  • Anderson's in Naperville celebrates '50 years of that love of reading' Nov 7, 2014 6:23 AM
    Six generations. Hundreds of authors. Thousands upon thousands of books. Millions upon millions of words. Fifty years. Anderson's Bookshop is celebrating five decades of selling stories as an independent, family-owned business in downtown Naperville from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. “We are celebrating 50 years of that love of reading and sharing that right book with everyone you can,” owner Becky Anderson said.

  • Hoffman Estates Chamber awards presented Jan. 29 Nov 7, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry will recognize members and businesses that excel in community involvement and chamber support with its fourth annual Celebration of Excellence Awards Dinner and presentation Jan. 29 at the Chicago Marriott Northwest, 4800 Hoffman Blvd. in Hoffman Estates.

  • Indoor farmers market coming to Lombard church Nov 7, 2014 4:10 PM
    Shoppers looking for fresh, organic, locally grown food or edible holiday gifts can find a variety of offerings at a new, one-day farmers market Sunday in Lombard. The market, which will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is being sponsored by Calvary Episcopal Church, Prairie Food Co-op and an organization called Faith in Place, which connects religious people of various faiths with their shared interest in environmental issues.

  • 'Welcoming lights' ring in Naperville Marathon, holiday season Nov 6, 2014 6:00 AM
    Downtown Naperville is set to light up for the holidays beginning at 6 p.m. Friday before the Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon steps off at 7 a.m. Sunday and the holiday shopping season begins. “It lights up the downtown for the entire holiday season, which encompasses Thanksgiving and the December holidays,” said Katie Wood, executive director of Downtown Naperville Alliance.

  • Buffalo Grove’s Heart of the Community awards Saturday Nov 4, 2014 1:40 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce will honor the 2014 Heart of the Community award winners on Saturday, Nov. 8 in a special dinner at the Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove. Can't wait? Here are the winners.

  • ‘Mexican bistro’ opens in Glen Ellyn Nov 5, 2014 8:25 PM
    A new restaurant described as a “Mexican bistro” has opened in Glen Ellyn, serving everything from pork tacos with pineapple pico de gallo to fresh oysters. A toda madre officially opened Tuesday at Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. “Nowadays, Mexican food is so diverse, we just want to put a little bit of everything and make it fun in a modern way,” said Rodrigo Cano, the restaurant’s director of operations.

  • West Chicago announces Brilliance in Business winners Nov 3, 2014 9:44 AM
    West Chicago is proud to announce the winners of its annual business recognition program, the Brilliance in Business Awards. The awards recognize businesses in five categories for innovation, creativity, sustainability, growth and community service.

  • Algonquin consignment shop celebrates 10th anniversary Nov 3, 2014 1:43 PM
    For 10 years, a local business has been helping savvy shoppers get their hands on their desired clothing items for much less than it would cost them to buy those same items in a store. This month, Your Best Friend’s Closet in Algonquin is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

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