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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.

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.

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.'

UnityPoint Health - Proctor seeks service auxiliary volunteers

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oakwood Worldwide recognized for its corporate social responsibility

Oakwood Worldwide, a specialist in corporate housing and serviced apartments that maintains an office in Chicago, has been recognized and awarded for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program.

Efforts to bring NCAA tournaments to East Peoria honored

The National Collegiate Athletic Association's Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) recently awarded Dan Cunningham and Doug McCarty the Dr. Thomas Kearns Service Award for their roles in bringing two GLVC tournaments to the EastSide Centre in East Peoria.

Cary Grove chamber executive director to step down

Brad Ball said last week he is resigning as executive director of Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce after serving in that role since 2013.

Advance Auto Parts opening third store in Naperville

Advance Auto Parts said it will open its third Naperville store on May 12 at 1767 W. Ogden Ave., Suite 155, and will celebrate the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 2.

Naperville area businesses step up to help 360 Youth Services

Several community partners have jumped in to help Naperville's 360 Youth Services overcome a deficit resulting from the Illinois state budget impasse.

Chicago-based VISANOW has new vice president of sales

VISANOW, a Chicago-based company that simplifies and expedites the immigration process, has hired Gretchen Keefner as vice president of sales.

Lowe Enterprises buys Naperville apartment community

Lowe Enterprises Investors (LEI) said this week it has acquired the 210-unit Fairways of Naperville apartment community as part of a joint venture.

Carbondale chamber donates bike racks, thanks to grant

Two Carbondale Chamber of Commerce member organizations have received new bicycle racks, thanks to a partnership between the chamber and the city of Carbondale.

Westchester-based Insurance Auto Auctions opens a New York branch

Insurance Auto Auctions Inc. (IAA), a Westchester-based business unit of KAR Auction Services, opened its newest branch recently in Bergen, New York.

Five Illinois projects win 'Edie' economic development awards

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA) have announced the five winners of "Edies," the Economic Development in Illinois awards.

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