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JERSEY COUNTY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION: JCBA 12 Days of Christmas to be held Dec. 4 - Dec. 15

From Tuesday, December 4 – Saturday, December 15 we invite all of our local business members to join in a holiday adventure designed to get foot traffic into your business.

Former Harvey alderman: 'I see the next great future area of Illinois in the South suburbs'

The city of Harvey’s financial woes have morphed into a national story line, much of it stemming from an ongoing pension debt crisis that now has the one-time thriving city synonymous with rising levels of budgetary recklessness and political corruption.

HIGHLAND PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Living in A Mindful Universe - Eben Alexander, MD & Karen Newell to be held November 10

Join Eben Alexander and Karen Newell, co-authors of Living in a Mindful Universe, for illuminating insights, discussions and experiential explorations through sound meditations and heart activation.

BOLINGBROOK AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Lunch and Learn Series-"Robert's Rules of Order 101"

The area Chambers of Commerce and Rasmussen College are partnering to offer lunch and learn seminars that will focus on issues critical to business, both large and small.

DES PLAINES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY: Networking after Hours - November to be held November 13

Join Chamber Members for this monthly networking event for appetizers, beverages, beer/wine, tours, business card drawings and give-a-ways

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Find Your Value Fridays to be held November 9

Forgot what benefits your membership provides? Or maybe you want to take more time to hear how to best get connected and engaged?

AURORA REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity "Building on the Story" Networking Event to be held October 27

Join us on October 27, from 8am to Noon on the construction site of 1551 and 1553 Solfisburg, Aurora, IL 60505. Come and meet other businesses in the community, bring your business cards and fliers to pass out. We will do a short presentation about Habitat for Humanity and a few homeowners will tell their stories on what brought them to Habitat.

BOLLINGBROOK AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Small Business Coalition to be held October 26

To develop an open forum roundtable discussion for small business owners covering a variety of topics faced by your business each day. As small business owners you will provide this resource to each other by sharing common obstacles, best practices and resources.

From busboy to CEO at Home Run Inn Pizza

Home Run Inn Pizza's restaurant division President Dan Costello, who began his career with the company at 13 as a busboy, has taken the reins as the company's CEO.

Analysis: Tazewell County has lowest home affordability in state

Tazewell County posted the lowest home affordability index in Illinois, according to an analysis of 432 counties nationwide by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

Tazewell among counties with worst home affordability

Tazewell County ranked No. 155 on a list of U.S. counties with the worst home affordability index, according to an analysis of 432 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

Community leaders unite for ISAC conference to support college and career readiness

The recent Illinois Student Assistance Commission's (ISAC) "College Changes Everything" conference brought together more than 500 educators, government, business and non-profit leaders to share their insights on how to better support college and career readiness in Illinois students.

Vice President of Illinois Manufacturers’ Association discusses trade with China

Mark Denzler, vice president and chief operating officer of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, hopes the United States can create a modern trade agreement with China that benefits the American manufacturing sector.

Chicago area has highest ‘equity-rich’ mortgage rate among Illinois’ largest MSAs

Among Illinois’ most populous urban centers, Chicago-Naperville-Elgin posted the highest percentage of properties with mortgages that have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity.

St. Louis-Metro East has top ‘underwater’ mortgage rate among Illinois’ largest MSAs

Among Illinois’ most populous urban centers, the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Metro East, posted the highest percentage of mortgages that owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to a home equity analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions.

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