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Northern Illinois University to Host Energy Efficiency Workshop

Manufacturing improvement workshop to focus on energy reduction and enhanced productivity On May 2nd, the Department of Technology and the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy of Northern Illinois University will be presenting a free, half-day workshop for small and medium size manufacturers at the Northern Illinois University Rockford Meeting and […]

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Why does search marketing matter so much?

Bing Ads Express for Small and Midsize Businesses: Quick and Easy Online Advertising You have seen the ads for Bing, but you haven’t tried it yet, right? When invited to take the Bing It On Challenge, participants chose Bing over Google for the web’s top searches. Try it for yourself at Now you know. […]

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Lessons I Learned from an Irish Man In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day last week on Tamara Leigh’s TREND ON our guest, Milwaukee’s own Mr. James O’Keeffe, son of an Irish Immigrant, Singer/Songwriter, Creative Director of Lenokey Press Publishihg, and Irish Festival Aer Lingus Stage Manager, enlightened us with all things Irish in gearing up for a full schedule of shenanigans over the course of […]

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Annual DIOSH Day to offer new approaches for protecting workers

US Department of Labor’s OSHA to co-sponsor DIOSH Day, Illinois workplace safety and health conference in Peoria on March 5, 2014. Peoria, Ill. – Construction safety, combustible dust, fall protection, crane safety, organizational change management and developing a safety culture will be featured topics at the workshops and breakout sessions of this year’s Downstate Illinois [...]

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Fabulous 50s and Beyond Telesummit

Are you growth oriented? Do you believe work & life should be rich with purpose and alive with passion and connection? Rikk Hansen and Susyn Reeve, co-hosts of the popular On Purpose radio show and podcast here with LinkedLocal Network, are part of a very positive event – The Fabulous 50s and Beyond Telesummit. It’s a […]

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The Sky’s the Limit

Sky’s the Limit At Microsoft, giving is ingrained in our culture, a cornerstone of our citizenship and as our employees will tell you, one of the most rewarding — not to mention fun — aspects of our jobs. As a private pilot with an airplane, I choose to volunteer my time with aviation organizations such […]

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Made In Chicago

Made In Chicago Program Launches

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) and Citi Community Development, supported by World Business Chicago, joined forces to create a new collaborative program and web tool for the Chicagoland design and manufacturing communities, which was introduced at the Made in Chicago launch event on January 21, 2014. Pictures from the event will be shared below. [...]

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Marriage Lifeline: Re-finding Purpose Together

Is your marriage in choppy water, or even in a full storm you”re not sure the relationship will survive?   “Very often a change of self is needed, more than a change of spouse” ~ Ana Loiselle This week’s On Purpose Show guest, Ana Loiselle, better known as the Marriage Rescuer, helps unhappy couples to open […]

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Holiday & Winter Events from Travel Wisconsin on Tamara Leigh’s TREND ON

Listen here  Anybody not notice winter arrived in a big, cold way all over the country? Across the the nation the northerly blast of harsh temps, wind, and white stuff is pretty much making life miserable for most everyone, especially those states not used to winter’s worst. Here in Wisconsin, tough folks of the tundra, […]

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Manufacturing Matchmaking

IMEC Hosting Manufacturing Matchmaking Event

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC), a nonprofit economic development organization in Peoria, will host its inaugural Manufacturing Matchmaking event at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 201 Broadway Street in Normal, Illinois on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 (sponsored by our friends at Busey Bank). The event will give manufacturing organizations from across the [...]

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Self-Publishing with Kim Bookless& Tamara Leigh’s TREND ON? Me? Yes!

*Show airs LIVE, Wed.11/27/13 at 10:00am CT & available for archival listens after via the link) Is writing a book on your to do list? What are your reasons for scripting that idea and making it happen? Are you the expert in your field and need the “new biz card” in the form of a […]

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Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village to Host Regional Manufacturing Expo

In support of National Manufacturing Month Elk Grove Village, home of the largest industrial park in the United States, is inviting manufacturers from the Midwest to the inaugural Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing Expo to connect, collaborate, and cultivate new relationships in efforts to position the Chicagoland region as a “Midwest Supply Chain” in attracting [...]

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Evanston MFG Day 2013

Manufacturing Day sees amazing results in Illinois

Throughout the month of October, we’re celebrating National Manufacturing Day in Illinois. With events beginning October 1 at an Evanston industrial park, to the more than 60 open houses and events on October 4, to visits with legislators and manufacturing firms sprinkled throughout, it is surely evident that the manufacturing spirit is alive and well [...]

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Conferences to be held Oct. 10 and 11

District 54’s parent conferences will be held on Oct. 10 and 11. This is a great opportunity for your children to share with you their personal, academic goals for the school year as well as their accomplishments to date. It is important that the teacher knows how an individual is doing in school, and it is important [...]

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The iHobby Expo Comes to the Schaumburg Convention Center this Weekend

Looking for a family-friendly event this weekend? Why not head to the iHobby Expo at the Schaumburg Convention Center this Saturday and Sunday? On October 5-6 from 10 AM to 5 PM, families and attendees have the chance to check out all of the industry’s finest items and activities. With thousands of members exhibiting,  the [...]

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District 54 will help to break world record for reading

On Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, School District 54 will join Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, a national campaign designed to break the world record for the largest shared reading experience ever, while also working to break the cycle of illiteracy. All 63 early childhood classes and 78 kindergarten classes at District 54’s 22 elementary schools [...]

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Halloween Throwback

Are you a 90s kid? Do you love Halloween? If the answer is yes, then you’ll love this Halloween Throwback party! The Schaumburg Township Library is hosting this fun flashback event to kick off the first meetup of this new group for people in their 20s and 30s. On Tuesday, October 1 from 7-9 PM, relive [...]

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Prepare to be dazzled by celebrity artists Art Mobb, Mike Farhat and Chris Hoyle at the Microsoft Store at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Il.

On October 3 at 5:30PM, Prepare to be dazzled in-store with celebrity artists Art Mobb (Mike Farhat and Chris Hoyle) as they unveil and premiere their latest original Plexiglas piece and create their unique style of art using Microsoft Fresh Paint. Art Mobb has established themselves as one of Los Angeles’ most innovative artists by [...]

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Eisenhower Junior High School celebrates 40th Anniversary

This year is the 40th Anniversary of Dwight D. Eisenhower Junior High School in Hoffman Estates. To celebrate, Eisenhower would like to invite current and former students, staff members, parents and Hoffman Estates community members to a Block Party fr…

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The Peace Corner Presents Annual Fall Fundraiser Oct. 5

During the “Community” shows, we hear from people who are really trying to make a difference in the lives of people. The Peace Corner, a nonprofit operating in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, is one organization that is trying to provide hope and a future to many residents who don’t have life strategies or game plans. Too [...]

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Book Notes: A Literary Music Soirée, Coming to the Schaumburg Library

Did you know performers are often inspired by works of literature? It’s true – many musical pieces are created based on inspiration from pieces of written work. On Thursday, September 19 head over to the Schaumburg Township District Library and join singer/songwriter Alina Celeste in a musical tribute. From 7-8:30 PM, listen to the tunes [...]

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DCEO Small Business Resources Expo

Resources and Assistance Available for Small Businesses

The Small Business & Entrepreneur Resource Expo is an opportunity to meet with representatives from many organizations providing loans, direct financial assistance and additional types of support to many of the businesses in the central Illinois area. This provides a great opportunity for companies in this region to learn about the resources available to them. [...]

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Let the Silver Games Begin!

Don’t let their age fool you – these seniors can compete! The Schaumburg Park District, Friendship Village of Schaumburg, Dundee Park District, and Campanelli YMCA are teaming up for the sixth annual Silver Games. The event will take place at the Community Recreation Center on 505 N. Springinsguth Road and at Friendship Village on 350 W. Schaumburg [...]

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Children’s Advocacy Center Hosts Third Annual Block Party Sept. 8

The Children’s Advocacy Center of North & Northwest Cook County will host its Third Annual Block Party: Family Picnic and Rib and Chili Cook-Off  from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 on Station Street in Palatine near the Lamplighter Inn Tavern and Grille. Admission is free. Food tickets are $1. There will be [...]

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Community with Marie Lazzara Aug. 29 show

On this show, Marie interviews people from the business and nonprofit sectors who work together to make their villages and towns better communities. This week, Marie and a guest co-host will welcome representatives from The Peace Corner Youth Center in Chicago. The center’s mission is to serve youth from Chicago’s Austin neighborhood by offering a safe [...]

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Schaumburg Blood Drive

Heartland Blood Centers, an independent non-profit organization, will host a blood drive on Thursday, August 29 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The event will take place at the Rabine Group building, located at 900 National Parkway in Schaumburg. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome. The contact will be Janet Maher; she can be reached at (630)295-8232. In [...]

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Linked Local Network Presents Evening Networking Event Aug. 21

With daytime networking events on every month, Linked Local Network is adding on a free monthly evening opportunity to those who are working or have busy morning schedules. Join Linked Local Network as it holds its first “Evening Connectors” which will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 at Drink, 871 E. [...]

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