Blogging 101: Steps to Show You How

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By Nancy Cummings Does the fear of staring at an empty screen with a blinking cursor keep you from writing a regular blog? Never fear: here are 15 easy tips to get you blogging in no time. Your goal is to attract, engage and educate more readers and customers with a blog. It sounds like … Read More

Cybercurrency and the World We Live In

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By Philip Fornaro   If only I would have known the Internet was going to be so life changing…. Do not make the same mistake when it comes to the next significant revolution—Bitcoin, Cybercurrency and the Blockchain. Have you heard of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Dash? What about the Blockchain? If you have not heard … Read More

Want to be a great networker? Have a coffee.

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By Philip Fornaro Do you characterize yourself as a poor or excellent networker?  No matter how you rank in the networking world, there are simple things that you can do to improve your networking skills. For the first 11 years of my legal career, I did not drink coffee. Surprisingly, the best thing that I … Read More

New Board Members to Head Up La Grange Business Association

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The La Grange Business Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathy Dierkes as the 2017 Board President and the appointment of several new board members. Serving with Kathy on the Executive Board is Joseph Kroc as Vice President, Sally Nauss as Treasurer, Bill Carney as Board Secretary, and Phil Fornaro as the Immediate … Read More

Dine out. Give back. And share the love.

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Customers who dine at several of their favorite La Grange restaurants in February will be giving back to the local non-profit groups in their neighborhood at the same time. Eighteen local restaurants are partnering with nearly twenty local non-profit organizations from February 15-28, 2017 in a dining campaign called #LaGrangeGives, according to the La Grange … Read More

Small Businesses and College Interns Make Great Partners

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By Nancy Cummings As college students head back to school for the next term, many of them will have summer internships on their minds and on their task lists. Let’s hope they consider some of the small and independent businesses in our community as their focus. Whether it’s writing press releases for a local boutique, … Read More

La Grange Has Small-town Charm with Big City Vibe

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By Joan Smothers   I grew up in Brookfield, and at that time, there wasn’t much happening in any of the Western Suburbs. The now extremely happening Naperville might as well have been in Iowa. In fact, I think we thought it was located pretty close to the cornfields of DeKalb and Geneva and Galena. … Read More