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Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois names new CEO

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois has named Don Johnson as the organization's new president and CEO.

Congressman, labor secretary participate in Chicagoland Chamber workforce discussion

Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Rep. Mike Quigley joined members of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and others this week for a discussion over the state of the workforce in both Chicago and Illinois.

3Gstore launches SimplyFailover solution

3Gstore recently announced that it has launched SimplyFailover, a solution to give businesses an affordable, easy method for backup connectivity, which stops productivity loss and sales loss because of Internet service issues.

Heads Up Shirt Shop hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony

Officials with the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) as well as the Village of Barrington recently attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony that signaled the grand opening of Heads Up Shirt Shop.

Standard Bank and Trust to use Saggezza's TruVantage analytics program

Saggezza Inc., a company that offers advanced analytic solutions to the financial services industry, has offered its TruVantage product to Standard Bank and Trust Company (SBTC).

Grand opening, ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Southern Belles in Barrington

Members of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and representatives of the Village of Barrington recently celebrated the opening of Southern Belles with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

UnityPoint Health - Proctor seeks service auxiliary volunteers

The Service Auxiliary at UnityPoint Health – Proctor is seeking volunteers for a number of areas.

Evanston plans Google Plus presentation for Small Business Week

The Evanston Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Evanston plan to launch Crain’s Small Business Week with a presentation titled 'Google+ Workshop: Let’s Put Evanston on the Map.'

Money Smart Week creates money-related events for kids

Leaders from the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education have partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and BMO Harris Bank to host an event for children during Talk With Our Kids About Money Day.

Chicagoland Chamber pushes for small business success

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has used its Small Business Chicago program as well as the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to continue supporting and encouraging small businesses to succeed.

Chicago architect says court ruling ‘confirmed belief’ that Charleston overstepped bounds

A renowned Chicago architect known for historic preservation won a key battle in Charleston, South Carolina, after a judge ruled last week that a local historic board overstepped its bounds.

Peoria-based FamilyCore names new CEO

FamilyCore, a Peoria-based nonprofit social service agency, recently released the names of its new board of directors, which includes Jim Steward, the company’s new chief executive officer, succeeding Douglas Allan.

Chicago-based BURG Translations has a new CEO

BURG Translations, a global company based in Chicago that specializes in technical translation services, recently said BURG Translations General Manager Angelo Passalacqua will be the company’s new CEO.

Grainger shareholders re-elect 10 directors

W.W. Grainger shareholders voted to re-elect 10 directors of the Lake Forest-based business at the annual shareholders meeting Wednesday.

Decatur-based Hickory Point Bank launches division aimed at farm owners

Hickory Point Bank, which maintains its corporate offices in Decatur, recently said it has created an agricultural division, First Illinois Ag Group, to provide services for farm owners.

A 'Legendary Landmark,' Chicago's Antunovich building a national reputation for historic preservation

Joe Antunovich, award-winning architect and founder of Antunovich Associates in Chicago, has considerable experience in renovating iconic landmarks across the country. It is not always easy, but he admits it is rewarding. 

Simply Pure Rx pharmacy opens in Evanston

The Evanston Chamber of Commerce and city officials celebrated the opening of Simply Pure Rx, the first Evanston pharmacy with an advanced compounding lab, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. 

GOP candidates promise to reject Illinois legislative pensions

The Illinois General Assembly Retirement System (GARS) is running on fumes and is in such bad shape some political candidates have promised not to accept pension benefits if elected.

Evanston Chamber members to participate in budget-impasse discussion panel

On Tuesday, April 26, representatives of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, Northwestern University and Oakton Community College will serve on a panel to discuss the ramifications of the ongoing Illinois budget stalemate.

Ameren Illinois redesigns monthly bills

Ameren Illinois, an electric and gas utility based in Collinsville, has updated the design of its monthly bills to help give customers more information that allows them to control energy usage and manage costs.

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