Elgin Farmers Market draws more shoppers, vendors than in 2020
The 21st season of the Elgin Farmers Market brought more people and more vendors downtown than in 2020, according to the Downtown Neighborhood Association's end-of-season report.
Black Friday is back, but it's not what it used to beMalls and stores report decent-sized crowds, if not the floods of people that used to fight over the latest toys and electronics -- online shopping is much too common for that now, and discounts are both more subdued and spread out over the weeks leading up to Christmas, on both websites and in stores.
What suburban stores are doing in hopes you give them a Small Business Saturday boostSmall store owners in the suburbs say they are looking forward to this year's Small Business Saturday. "It is almost bigger than Black Friday for us," a Libertyville boutique owner says.
'There is no pain:' Batavia man is hospital's 100th recipient of less invasive heart procedureSherman Hospital doctors on Nov. 16 performed their 100th TAVR procedure on John Schweisthal of Batavia, to treat valve and structural heart conditions, including aortic stenosis, without open heart surgery. Schweisthal was preparing to have hip replacement surgery when his doctors told him he needed the heart procedure first.
Shoppers flock to malls for Black Friday, even with changes in hours, capacity limitsSuburban bargain hunters flocked to the malls for Black Friday shopping, even with changes in hours and capacity limits. The No. 1 challenge this year was not said to be pandemic restrictions, foot traffic or sales dollars; it was the lack of labor.
'It's about the tradition': How these suburban shoppers embrace the art, thrill of Black FridayIntrepid shoppers who brave the Black Friday crush say there's more to their annual excursions than securing a good deal. It's the thrill of the hunt and the camaraderie with their fellow shoppers that inspires these diehards to rise early and head for the malls the day after Thanksgiving.
New Libertyville restaurant aims to be 'island oasis in the suburbs'Harbor Kitchen & Tap will bring a beach grill vibe to the Adler Square strip mall in Libertyville. It's a new concept from the operators of eight Tap House Grill locations in the suburbs.
Hoffman Estates extends outdoor dining through another winterHoffman Estates' relaxed regulations that have allowed restaurants to host outdoor dining during the pandemic without the usual restrictions will continue through at least May 31 instead of expiring on Dec. 31, as had been originally planned.
Fed officials express resolve to address inflation risksFederal Reserve officials in discussions earlier this month said the central bank 'śwould not hesitate'ť to take appropriate actions to address inflation pressures that posed risks to the economy
Northwest suburban realtors' podcast, videos put spotlight on local businessesJason Stallard and Mike Mollerdino seek out the stories behind local entrepreneurs' success with "Love Local - OFF 53," their social media-based enterprise consisting of videos and a podcast highligting Northwest suburban businesses.
Sale of two suburban industrial buildings finalizedSVN Chicago Commercial said it represented the sellers of two industrial buildings in the Nortwest subburbs, one in Schaumburg and another in Elk Grove Village, both of which sold for a combined total of $2.65 million.
EXPLAINER: What is the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?President Joe Biden has ordered the release of 50 million barrels of oil from America's strategic reserve
Business Ledger | Wheaton Chamber to host media panel Dec. 1The Women in Business Committee of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce is hosting "The Power of the Press: Boosting Your Business Through Media Relations," a media panel being held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, via Zoom.
Suburban Business News
from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- ElginElgin Farmers Market draws more shoppers, vendors than in 2020
- GenevaWhat suburban stores are doing in hopes you give them a Small Business Saturday boost
- Batavia'There is no pain:' Batavia man is hospital's 100th recipient of less invasive heart procedure
- AuroraShoppers flock to malls for Black Friday, even with changes in hours, capacity limits
- Schaumburg'It's about the tradition': How these suburban shoppers embrace the art, thrill of Black Friday
- LibertyvilleNew Libertyville restaurant aims to be 'island oasis in the suburbs'
- Hoffman EstatesHoffman Estates extends outdoor dining through another winter
- BarringtonNorthwest suburban realtors' podcast, videos put spotlight on local businesses
- Long GroveConstable: Hanukkah menorahs, dreidels go from traditional to wacky
- HuntleyConstruction of new Huntley Hampton Inn delayed by supply, labor issues
- ItascaPeople to be thankful for: Roselle firm's CEO helps put hundreds of meals on families' tables
- GrayslakeCLC assists initiative for minority-owned small businesses
- Palatine'We are confident': Despite labor shortages, retailers say they're ready for Black Friday
- MundeleinMundelein trustees reject bid for lot improvements, citing cost estimate
- BusinessIDEX Corp. hopes to expand wastewater systems business