From left, store manager Renee Gebert and shift supervisor Sarah Wilcek are ready to greet customers on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the new Gloria Jean’s Coffee Shop, 18322 Governors Highway. Gebert said the shop held its soft opening on Saturday, Dec. 6. The grand opening date has not been set,[Read More…]
Flossmoor business owner selected for Goldman Sachs program
Zena Smith, founder and CEO of MASTERs Plus Tutoring Program in Flossmoor, is participating in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. She was selected to be one of 40 small business owners from more than 1,000 applicants interested in the program. Zena Smith Smith will be in[Read More…]
Her Closet Boutique celebrates 25 years in business
If you are having a bummer of a day and looking for something to brighten your outlook, a trip to Her Closet Boutique in Homewood’s Cherry Creek Plaza is a perfect solution. Celebrating her 25th year in business with Her Closet Boutique, owner and proprietor Rose Demko is living her dream.
Fire pit, taproom make debut at Friday’s Pre-Dark Lord Festival
To craft beer enthusiasts, it’s known as “pDLD.” They know that Flossmoor Station’s Pre-Dark Lord Day is a once-a-year chance to taste beers from local brewers around the Midwest. It’s also an opportunity to sample “Wooden Hell,” which has been called the brewery’s “most infamous” product. Hours of Pre-Dark Lord[Read More…]
Amid sugary treats, Homewood mayor calls Panera opening ‘bittersweet’
Every single staff member who worked at Panera Bread’s now-closed Cherry Creek location has relocated to the new Halsted Street restaurant, which opened Wednesday. Familiar faces behind the register might be the only consolation for local residents decrying closure of the older store, which had been at its Governors Highway location[Read More…]
New Owner at Family Wine and Liquors welcomes the community
There is a new face behind the counter at the long-time Homewood business, Family Wine and Liquors at 18707 S. Dixie Highway. But for long-time customers, there is no need to worry that anything more will change.
Attitude and ambition fuel journey to success for Homewood trainers
At first glance, it might look like Earl Bell and Cherie Terui worked their way up using their muscles. That’s only part of the story. A closer look shows the local trainers used attitude and ambition to become successful fitness business entrepreneurs.
Young entrepreneurs offer simple product, big idea
Cayla Tucker, 10, and Kennedy Turner, 9, are entrepreneurs who have developed a line of bracelets, but they are selling more than a simple product. They are using their craft to promote an ideal.
Teen pursues her business dreams with Say Cheese food truck
In 2017, 14-year-old Anna Thompson of Flossmoor told her parents she wanted to start a business.A year later, she was the proud owner of Say Cheese, a food truck that serves delicious grilled cheese sandwiches.
Vice District Brewing open for business
Vice District Brewing, the newest microbrewery in the H-F area, is reopened. As of Friday, Nov. 9, the code violations that forced its closure have been corrected and the brewery is back up and running. Brewery owner Curtis Tarver is looking forward to an active clientele at the craft brewery[Read More…]