St. Charles hot sauce business owners win 'Small Business Person of the Year' awardChris and Mary Ginder's company Gindo's Spice of Life in St. Charles creates hot sauces. But for those who think it's all about the heat, they want people to know that it's so much more.
'Not ready for prime time yet': How local officials are preparing for electric vehiclesThe electrification of American cars isn't just theoretical anymore, and that's why firefighters learned how to handle EV battery fires and mayors got tips on how to power their future electric snowplow fleets at the recent Green Drives conferences in Naperville organized by Chicago Area Clean Cities.
Dog-friendly restaurant, 2 other businesses proposed for Arboretum of South BarringtonThe Arboretum of South Barrington may soon have a dog-friendly restaurant, a new axe-throwing operation and a cigar lounge as tenants.
Could old Wheaton clothing store turn into a coworking space? Some question if it's a good fitA coworking business wants to turn a prime piece of downtown Wheaton real estate into shared offices at Main and Front streets. The planning and zoning board recommended the city council approve the project, but it wasn't unanimous.
Elgin-based Heritage-Crystal Clean moving national HQ to Hoffman EstatesHeritage-Crystal Clean, an Elgin-based environmental products and services company, will move its national headquarters to the new Bell Works Chicagoland in Hoffman Estates, the developer behind the project announced Monday.
Illinois poised to become bigger film hub with July 1 tax credit expansionIllinois has long been a hub for film and TV, but productions will likely spike after the Illinois Film Production Tax Credit expansion goes into effect July 1 providing even more incentive for companies even more incentive to film here.
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Made in the Suburbs: Old Arthur's Barbecue Sauces and Dry RubsA Q&A with Eudell Watts IV of Old Arthur's Barbecue Sauces and Dry Rubs about the products his company makes in the suburbs.
10 Things you should know about factoring invoicesFactoring invoices helps businesses who need working capital quickly improve their cash flow. With this financing, your business can leverage your assets by borrowing against your unpaid accounts receivable value.
A Q&A with Brian Speers, Merrill Lynch: Wealth building strategies for small business ownersBrian Speers, a wealth management adviser with Merrill Lynch for more than 30 years, works closely with business owners and entrepreneurs, helping them plan for their future and build wealth. We asked him what small business owners are doing right and where they can lean in to turn their businesses into their legacies.
From dishwasher to executive director for suburban Mexican American manJulio Macias went from washing dishes as a 16-year-old at Covenant Living at the Holmstad in Batavia to becoming the executive director of the continuing care retirement community, after being inspired by the stories of its older residents and the friendships he built along the way.
Pulte Homes ends bid to build 266-home subdivision in West ChicagoPulte Homes has withdrawn its proposal to build a 266-home subdivision in West Chicago on the south side of Smith Road between Route 59 and Klein Road. The project faced opposition from area residents and was not recommended by the city's development committee.