Christmas Tree in Park Celebrates Joy of Giving Back

by Nancy Cummings of the La Grange Business Association Between family obligations and the pressures of finding the perfect gift, the holidays can go by in a flash. But at this time of year, we’re reminded that it’s also a season of giving. Fornaro Law has launched an initiative that can spread the holiday spirit … Read More

Are you working smart – or just working hard?

Better data management will give you more time to develop your small business or nonprofit. by Meg Kreikemeier, owner of 488 Park Consulting I’ve found when I help nonprofits and small businesses, they either have a system they’re not comfortable using or they don’t have a database and are relying on spreadsheets or information in … Read More

Consequences of COVID-19 Push Vulnerable Population Into Crisis

By Tina Rounds, Executive Director of BEDS- Plus   This year has been a year unlike any other in our 30-year history. Similar to all businesses, we have had to quickly modify our operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the support of the La Grange Area community, we are doing are best under … Read More

What is Energy Medicine?

by Mary Walters of EnergyGirl.   Energy has many names such as Qi, Prana, Life force, etc.  It’s what we are all made from – from our bodies to our food to all of the things we count on to survive. All traditions believe that when the body’s energy is in balance, healing can occur. … Read More

Smudging: What is it? And why is it so important now?

By Michael Rakov, Reiki and Energy Practitioner Smudging cleans and clears out the energy that builds up in our living spaces over time.  Smudging your home, office, even your car, can make your space feel lighter, cleaner, more relaxing, and more inviting.  It’s a reset on any energy that’s been building up.  Why would you … Read More

Five Ways to Get Unstuck.

by Zen Burgos, founder and creator of ELLIPTIHIT Wow, what a year.  I’ve been a fitness coach for 30 years and I’ve never seen anything like this. Everyone I know has some level of anxiety right now — but I’ve also heard from many clients that they’ve finally gotten decent sleep, had more time with … Read More

Adapting to the New “Normal”

by Stefanie Schodrof of LUXXE/HONOR Natural Products Co + Wellness Studio With the current state of events, more specifically, the emergence of COVID-19 , we’ve made it our top priority to keep our clients, fellow small business owners, and of course, our family of staff safe. It has always been part of our mission to … Read More

5 Essential Tips for a Successful Image

  by Julie Judd, Store Manager of Stockholm Objects in La Grange         With the change in seasons, sweaters move to the front of the closet and halter dresses to the back. This is a great time to revamp your wardrobe and retool your image. But how? Shop with a purpose – We all do … Read More