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Wauconda company helps improve education in Madagascar
Mar 18, 2019 10:15 AM
Synergy Flavors, a global manufacturer of flavors and extracts for the food an beverage industry, is building two schools in Madagascar.
JJR Marketing founder finds new inspiration in aviation
Feb 13, 2019 1:00 AM
Jacquleine Camacho-Ruiz, president of JJR Marketing in Naperville, has led an "amazing" life. But she credits becoming an airplane pilot for giving her a renewed appreciation of life.
Bolingbrook's Wi-Tronix brings innovation to rail industry
Jan 17, 2019 1:00 AM
Larry Jordan co-founded Wi-Tronix in his basement in 2005, and it has grown to become a driving force in the innovation of the railroad industry, bring safety and efficiency systems into an industry that has a long and storied history in the Chicago area.
Klicki named Business Ledger editor
Business Ledger Staff Report
Dec 17, 2018 12:15 PM
Richard R. Klicki has been named editor of the Daily Herald Business Ledger, succeeding Kim Mikus, who resigned in November.
Prairie Grove firm's dryers makes splash in car wash industry
Nov 8, 2018 9:29 AM
Prairie Grove-based International Drying Corp. builds drying systems for car washes that are designed to be quieter and more energy efficient than other systems.
Schaumburg company makes knobs, fasteners for many industries
Oct 23, 2018 7:33 AM
Nobody thinks about that knob, quick-release pin, or handle that you grab on the various machines you encounter, but they're made somewhere. And the odds are good that they were made at Schaumburg's Innovative Components.
Hotel apps expand to give guest more control over their stay
By Richard Klicki
Oct 17, 2018 1:00 AM
Originally created to provide regular customers with special perks and rewards, major hotel chains have expanded their loyalty apps to give regular customers more control over their stay through their mobile devices.
Elmhurst's Stenograph dominates shorthand industry for 80 years
Sep 17, 2018 11:15 AM
Since the first machine was sold 80 years ago, Elmhurst-based Stenograph LLC's reputation for quality, accuracy and customer service has commanded almost 90 percent share among the half-dozen companies in the market, making the name synomimous with court and legal shorthand reporting.
Ace Computers finds success selling to niche groups
Aug 22, 2018 1:00 AM
Ace Computers in Elk Grove Village has found its niche in niche markets, proving to be profitable for one of the few remaining independent computer makers left in the U.S.
Elk Grove firm's filters help industries breathe easier
Jul 17, 2018 2:10 PM
Leslye Sandberg is president and CEO of Permatron Corp. in Elk Grove Village, which provides a variety of air filtration solutions for commercial and residential customers.
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