Strawflower shop's renovation could add condos to downtown Geneva
Strawflower Shop in Geneva is downsizing, and in the process, its owners plan to sell off unused space in the building; condos are a possibility.
Chardonnay in the shoe department: Retailers are increasingly serving alcohol to woo shoppers"I don't know why it took us so long to put drinking and shoes together, but it's a great combination," chief executive Erik Nordstrom said at the National Retail Federation's annual conference last month. "Customers at the bar, drinking -- it helps sell things."
5 home improvements that may not pay off when you sellDon't let your desire to upgrade your home downgrade your home's market value. Before you make a renovation fantasy a reality, consider whether the project will pay off when you're ready to sell. Plenty of home improvements add value, but others -- like these five -- can hurt it.
Analysis: The rich can probably escape new laws on inherited IRAs. But the rest of us can't.If you've got tons of money in your Individual Retirement Accounts, you can probably buy your way around the new rules for inherited IRAs. But if you've got merely pounds of IRA money, you've gotten sandbagged.
What to know before laying down money for a mattressHere comes Presidents Day, a time to celebrate Lincoln and Roosevelt -- and blowout mattress sales. These holiday-weekend bargains can be a smart opportunity to shop for a mattress if you need a new one. But choosing the right bed in your budget can be tricky if you go into the decision cold.
Review: Samsung's new phones bring 100-times zoom, folding screens, higher pricesSamsung's newest smartphones -- the Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy Z Flip -- come in two flavors: expensive and more expensive. And with prices ranging from $1,000 to $1,400, either one is hard to justify as much more than a luxury.
Don't sell my data! We finally have a law for thatHow to take advantage of America's first broad data privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act -- even if you don't live in California.
Tweeting in a time of coronavirus: Woman uses social media to lighten mood on cruise shipChristina Kerby was traveling with her 75-year-old mom, a mother-daughter trip she had eagerly anticipated, and when coronavirus fears scuttled their plan, she endeavored to make the best of a bad situation. Her Twitter account became a live, public diary of the unexpectedly adventurous cruise. The ship was stranded, on the verge of a geopolitical crisis, but the revelry did not stop.
Study: High child-care costs are a hurdle for first-time homebuyersAccording to Freddie Mac's research, families spend an average of $715 per month on child care. For families with younger children, the cost averages $948.
Barcelona takes hit as showpiece tech show canceled on virusThe cancellation is a blow to the global tech industry, depriving companies of a big stage to showcase new products and lay down markers for the latest consumer trends. The show has never been scrapped in its 33-year history.
EFC signs lease for Hanover Park warehouseNAI Hiffman completed a new industrial lease totaling 63,318 square feet, filling a vacant warehouse located on approximately 3.5 acres at 4150 Chandler Drive in Hanover Park.
Are employers responsible for protecting their employees from workplace violence?An employer cannot predict workplace violence but they can have procedures in place to help keep their employees safe.
Disrupting B2B payments in 2020Anyone working in a small to medium sized business knows that one of the biggest pain points is managing vendor payments. As a Treasury Management professional, our team regularly visits Accounts Payable (AP) departments only to find their AP clerks overwhelmed with paper and multiple processes to manage payments. While 2019 was the year of person to person (P2P) payment growth (think Venmo, Zelle, etc.), it's predicted that 2020 will be a year of disruption for business to business (B2B) payments. With so much digital advancement in the recent past, AP departments are now primed to take advantage of automated solutions to streamline their processes.
Unmasking the culture-killing leaderA company's culture isn't worth the piece of paper it's written on if your leader is crumpling it. When a bad boss is aboard, employees feel browbeaten and defeated.
Suburban Business News
from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- BataviaStrawflower shop's renovation could add condos to downtown Geneva
- Hanover ParkEFC signs lease for Hanover Park warehouse
- Elk Grove VillageWarehouse developer backs out of Elk Grove Township plan
- WaucondaWauconda's Green Goat restaurant closing after three years
- Hoffman EstatesFormer Macaroni Grill building in Hoffman Estates sold
- NapervilleSmaller 5th Ave. plan could spell compromise in Naperville
- Island LakeIsland Lake trustees again delay vote on video gambling moratorium
- AddisonLee & Associates brokers three leases in DuPage County
- Downers GroveBrewery benefit to aid humane shelter
- ElginNew senior living community coming to Elgin
- RosemontCoors to advertise at Allstate Arena, other Rosemont venues
- BataviaDelays put Batavia's One Washington Place project in jeopardy
- St. CharlesWith former police station empty, St. Charles looking at 'catalyst sites' for downtown
- WaukeganWaukegan cops to host landlord training
- Hoffman EstatesLocal coronavirus patients released from isolation
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