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Starting a new family business
Mar 22, 2021 4:43 PM
After 102 years in dentistry, the Pauly family is giving something new a try in Aurora.
Razny investing in retail in a big way
Feb 19, 2021 1:06 PM
Despite dire forecasts for retail and a pandemic, Razny Jewelers invested millions of dollars in remodeling its Highland Park store. The Razny family couldn't be happier with the results.
Tracing the unexpected key to their quick success
Jan 22, 2021 2:48 PM
In a little more than three months Kate O'Donnell, Pattie Fuentes and Anne Amick have started a contact tracing company and turned it into a profitable software company that does contact tracing.
After 27 years, Dominican University president Carroll giving up dream job
Dec 11, 2020 11:14 AM
Under longtime president Donna Carroll, Dominican University has been a prominent part of the suburban business community.
This nonprofit is seeking a corporate match
By Orrin Schwarz
Nov 13, 2020 4:36 PM
The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, which serves 11 DuPage County communities, is trying to raise funds to renovate a new facility while trying to feed a rising number of clients, and it's turning to the business community for help.
Game on: Sports franchises a vital part of suburban business scene
By Orrin Schwarz
Oct 16, 2020 11:40 AM
In their third season the Chicago Dogs minor-league baseball team not only survived the pandemic, they showed why sports franchises are an integral part of the suburban business community.
COVID mask gives new direction for Downers Grove apparel maker
Sep 17, 2020 12:14 PM
Mary Kuiper -- like most business owners -- watched her Downers Grove-based apparel and souvenir business grind to a halt as the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the globe last spring, leading to a shutdown of the economy.
Expert offers ideas to make virtual meetings engaging, productive
Aug 17, 2020 12:43 PM
Virtual meetings can become boring and stale for many, but a Northbrook-based expert has ideas to alleviate 'Zoom Gloom" and make those meetings more engaging and productive.
Expert: Nonverbal skills are more important in era of masks, video calls
Jul 17, 2020 1:00 AM
In a world full of masks and video conferences, nonverbal skills are even more essential to communicate effectively in business, according to a body language expert.
Bourbon, whiskeys finding new audience with women
Jun 19, 2020 1:00 AM
Bourbon -- once considered a man's drink -- has found a new fandom among women, according to Ashley Klatecki, owner of Spears Bourbon, Burgers and Beer restaurant in Wheeling.
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