Facebook is working to persuade advertisers to abandon their boycott. So far, they aren't impressed.
More than 750 companies, including Coca-Cola, Hershey and Unilever, have already temporarily paused their advertising on Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram. More companies have joined the movement every day, with recent additions including Walgreens, Best Buy, Ford and Adidas.
We've been isolated for months, and now we hate our voice assistants"I say things to Alexa that I wouldn't say to my worst enemy, if I had one. And I don't know why. She makes me crazy ... I curse at her. I call her names. I'm very, very mean to her."
Destructive thunderstorm winds and hail could soon trigger alerts to your cellphoneFor years, meteorologists have expressed concern about the lack of special alerts for the most dangerous thunderstorm situations. Tornado and flash flood warnings are sent to cellphones via wireless emergency alerts but not severe thunderstorm warnings. But there's now a plan to change this.
Consumers are closing their wallets again as coronavirus infections soarThe evidence of sinking consumer spending paints a grim picture of an economy that looked to be rallying strongly just weeks ago now stalling out.
How downtown Naperville got a shaved ice stand during a pandemicIf there were no COVID-19 pandemic, it's also likely there would be no shaved ice trailer in downtown Naperville. Here's how the new Sno Problems stand came to be.
Batavia panel backs revised One Washington Place plansMore storefronts, fewer public parking spots and the addition of office space are among the key changes proposed for the One Washington Place project in downtown Batavia.
U.S. unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underwayU.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government reported Thursday. But the job-market recovery may already be faltering because of a new round of closings and layoffs triggered by a resurgence of the coronavirus.
Jobless claims in Illinois dip as businesses reopenThe number of Illinois workers receiving state unemployment benefits fell by more than 29,000 during the last week of June as many businesses resumed operations after 14 weeks under a stay-at-home order brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Age-restricted community of 228 houses to be built on once-controversial Lindenhurst sitePlans for the first large-scale, age-restricted community for active adults in Lindenhurst have been approved, with work to start soon on a project expected to generate other opportunities. The approval comes more than 13 years after annexation of old Village Green site north and west of Grand Avenue and Route 45.
Entre brokers sale of S. Elgin industrial buildingEntre Commercial Realty represented the buyer in the sale of a 23,108 square foot single-tenant industrial property at 320-350 Industrial Dr. in South Elgin.
Molex awards top distributorMolex has named TTI, Inc. the recipient of the 2019 Americas Distributor Award.
Business Ledger | Szpekowski honored for communicationsPat Szpekowski, APR, president of PR Strategies & Communications, Inc./PmS advertising, inc. in Elgin, has received recognition from the National Federation of Press Women and the Illinois Woman's Press Association, an affiliate of NFPW in their recent 2020 communications contests.
How to navigate your business into the 'New Normal"Employers now face the daunting task of preparing for recovery while navigating "the new normal" on their own. Any change, whether good or bad, can succeed or fail based on how well the employer manages the process.
Small businesses needing capital should consider the SBA 504 Refinance ProgramThe COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked major disruption on small businesses and continues to threaten many with permanent closure. The Small Business Administration (SBA) was the first stop for businesses looking for critical capital through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).
Professional services adjust to a PPP, PPE worldLike all sectors of the economy, the accounting world has felt the impact of COVID-19. Our firm has held steady as clients come to us seeking help interpreting new laws that change by the day. Others need assurance that the sky isn't falling in on them.
Suburban Business News
from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- NapervilleHow downtown Naperville got a shaved ice stand during a pandemic
- BataviaBatavia panel backs revised One Washington Place plans
- Lake VillaAge-restricted community of 228 houses to be built on once-controversial Lindenhurst site
- South ElginEntre brokers sale of S. Elgin industrial building
- LisleMolex awards top distributor
- ElginBeaUnique Latin Kitchen plans to open in downtown Elgin
- RoselleGC Realty brokers several property deals
- St. CharlesSt. Charles extends outdoor dining program through October
- ElginSoft launch of The Red Poppy Bistro 'absolutely amazing,' owner says
- RoselleLawsuit over fall on peanut shells at Elgin pub could come to close
- NewsGlenview's Blended Health & Smoothie Bar also deals in kindness, humor
- Naperville#MasksInNaperville campaign promotes COVID-19 safety
- GurneeSix Flags Hurricane Harbor to reopen this summer
- Kane CountyDog magazine sues Batavia firm over March 'coconut oil' newsletter
- BusinessIndustry veterans launch REthink
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