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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Local business owners and organizations around the suburbs learn firsthand the benefits of Patch.
Dozens of local business owners and organizations are discovering Patch across the west suburbs each month. Listen to what one local organization had to say about the experience. To learn more about how Patch can benefit your business or organization contact Advertising Manager Jim Hankes at 630-815-4171.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
DuPage County will host a Vendor Outreach Fair and Networking Forum May 10. Learn more about the upcoming event.
Local businesses interested in working with DuPage County, but not sure how to make connections and secure contracts are invited to an upcoming networking event. DuPage County will host a Local Vendor Outreach Fair and Netorking Forum May 10. The event will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the JTK Administration Building, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton. “The vendor outreach program is a great opportunity for local businesses to directly promote their services to us and learn more about the County’s procurement process,” DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin said in a news release. During the fair, Finance Chairman Paul Fitchner and the county’s procurement staff will be on hand to provide information on the intricacies of doing …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
School of Rock will celebrate its opening on May 4 with an open house and concert.
Glen Ellyn will be turning it up to 11, as the School of Rock kicks off its opening May 4 with an open house and jam sessions rocking out downtown. School of Rock will showcase some of its best musicians who perform in the School of Rock Chicago Show Team, while also welcoming guitarist Earl Slick, known as David Bowie and John Lennon’s guitarist, as part of the opening celebration. Construction began in September at the new business located at 535B Crescent Blvd. The music school provides children with real-life experience playing and performing, incorporating rock-n-roll music into the students’ musical education. The school’s core enrollment are students from 7 to 17. Adam Mackintosh, regional manager for School of Rock and musician who…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Through May, Jamba Juice and 7-Eleven have special deals for customers. Nail Bar in Elmhurst is offering specials during the spring and summer.
A two-day job fair will be held April 5 and 6 at Chuck’s Southern Comforts Café location in Darien. The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the restaurant, 8025 S. Cass Ave., Darien. The restaurant is looking to fill a number of positions. Find out what positions it is hiring for. At its last hiring fair, it had 115 job applicants attend. Through May 17, 7-Eleven is offering customers a special $2 breakfast deal. The “steal of a deal” includes a medium coffee and the choice of a sausage biscuit, two glazed donuts or two ripe bananas for $2. One option for customers is to try 7-Eleven's new skinny salted caramel mocha coffee that has 25 percent reduced fat and calories. Customers at Jamba Juice in Illinois can enjoy a …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Common in urban areas, co-working spaces allow professionals without dedicated offices spaces a place to connect with clients or work in a more convenient space than a coffee shop.
Craig Yerly knows coffee and business. As the owner of the Next Stop Coffee Shop he sees commuters grab a cup of coffee as they pass through the Metra train depot daily. Yet, when he heads over to Starbucks in downtown Glen Ellyn, he sees all the workers who don’t commute, but who need a place to connect to the Internet and connect with clients. Yerly and business partner Patt Karubus both thought there was a need for a co-working space for professionals who don’t have a dedicated office in the Glen Ellyn and Wheaton area. Co-working allows professionals to have a working space away from a job site. To gauge interest in the co-working concept, Yerly and Karubas are holding three meetings to discuss the co-working option with professionals …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The handcrafted birds will be for sale starting March 19. Find out what else is happening in DuPage County business.
Downtown Glen Ellyn business String Theory Yarn Company is selling hand knit birds customers have created and using the fund to benefit local nonprofit Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center. The birds will be available at the store beginning on March 19, where they will be sold for $10 each, while supplies last. The Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center provides afterschool and summer programs which emphasize literacy and community involvement, according to a news release from String Theory. Annually, the program serves over 80 immigrant, refugee and American born students from 14 different countries and groups. Last year, downtown Glen Ellyn experienced a yarn bomb, when 100 knitted birds were hanging in around town, from light posts to …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Ryan Schiff founded Postgame in 2009 after he couldn't find a shampoo he was comfortable with his sons using.
A few years ago, when Glen Ellyn resident Ryan Schiff was shopping for shampoo for his boys, who at the time were in sports and going off to camp, he was surprised at the lack of products for kids who were no longer babies and who weren’t adults either. Along with the lack of choices, many of the products had ingredients that concerned Schiff. “My oldest was going to camp and we were arguing over shampoo," he said. "There was nothing between Johnson’s Baby Shampoo and things with dinosaurs and Axe. One thing led to another and I had this idea kicking around in my head.” The idea was for Postgame, a company, which offers shampoo, body wash and a three-in-one shampoo, conditioner and body wash. He talked with his children and their friends …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
A look back at some of the stories from the last week, including top stories and other items you may have missed.
Opening Soon: Bird On A Wire Studio The new business is planning a soft opening in March, followed by a grand opening in April. Job Central: RR Donnelly, DuPage Medical Group, Room & Board A look at some job openings from around the area. SOLD: Glen Ellyn Real Estate Sales Feb. 14 Edition A look at recent Glen Ellyn home and property sales. Real Estate: What $769,000 Buys You in Glen Ellyn A European-style brick home with 3-bedrooms and 2.5-baths is one option for buyers in the $700,000 range. Matching Grant to Fund Crescent Blvd. Improvements The Village of Glen Ellyn will receive funding from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program to beautify Crescent Boulevard. Trustees Approve Village Links Furniture, Golf Cart Purchases in …
Monday, December 31, 2012
A look back at some of the business stories that caught reader attention in 2012.
In 2012, Glen Ellyn saw some businesses close and new ones open, bringing new options to the village. From the village’s first foray into food trucks (and cupcakes) to long-standing business owners celebrating anniversaries, there were a variety of business stories in 2012. Here’s a look back at just a few of the business features Glen Ellyn Patch shared in 2012. And, here’s looking forward to an even better 2013! Opening Soon: Blackberry Market Bringing Fast, Fresh, Casual Dining Downtown The new restaurant is now open downtown, but back in November the owners, Anna and Bob Davidson were still making plans for the business. Residents helped fund the restaurant/market and ensure it would get off the ground. GiaVia Sweets Rolling Food Truck…