Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The best free banking apps out there according to GoBankingRates.com
Tuesday, April 23
Not only do these offer a convenient way to track your finances with just a swipe of your finger, but some the best finance apps are also free. To assist you with using technology to safeguard your financial future, here are the best free apps for managing your finances, according to GoBankingRates.com:
Monday, March 4, 2013
The restaurant chain is eliminating Chicken Selects and The Fruit & Walnut Salad, the Associated Press reports.
Say goodbye to some well-known items on McDonald’s menu. The fast-food chain is eliminating Chicken Selects and Fruit & Walnut Salad from its menu and is considering cutting the Angus burger as well, the Associated Press reports. McDonald’s is now introducing more limited-time menu items like the new McFish Bites. Chicken Selects were added to the menu in 2004, and the Fruit & Walnut Salad was introduced in 2005. Vernon Hills McDonald's locations: What do you think about the changes to McDonald's menu? Will you miss Chicken Selects or the Fruit & Walnut Salad?
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Office Depot will aquire OfficeMax to combine two of the leading office supply stores nationwide.
Office Depot is merging with Naperville-based OfficeMax, the Associated Press reports. Office Depot will aquire its rival company in a $1.2 billion all stock deal. OfficeMax addressed the merger in a brief statement posted on its website today: “The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better. As a combined company, OfficeMax and Office Depot will have the resources to provide a wide array of services and solutions to help you move your business ahead,” the statement read. Until the merger is complete, which is expected at the end of 2013, OfficeMax and Office Depot will continue to run as two separate companies, the OfficeMax statement read. There is no word on if any area stores …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Take a look at some businesses in Libertyville and Vernon Hills where you can find some great gifts!
Christmas is less than a week away and if you're like me, you haven't finished shopping yet! Here's a look at some shops we've featured on Libertyville Patch and Vernon Hills Patch: Check out our full business directories on Libertyville Patch and Vernon Hills Patch for more places to purchase gifts and other goodies!
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The Fitting Room is a new specialty lingerie boutique in downtown Grayslake.
A month after its grand opening, The Fitting Room in downtown Grayslake is doing a brisk holiday business, catering to women who want personalized attention in selecting lingerie and men who are looking for the perfect intimate gift—and it's not a terry cloth robe! Owner and lingerie stylist Bex Anderson, of Grayslake, said it was her dream to open her own store after working for a prominent Libertyville boutique that closed last year. She found the perfect spot on downtown Lake Street to open The Fitting Room. "It really is the perfect place. It doesn't feel like a store," said Anderson. One of the biggest draws for The Fitting Room is Anderson's expertise in bra fittings. She's so good at it that she can eyeball a customer and know what …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The Vernon Hills store offers a variety of beads and jewelry-making supplies.
When you wander into her Beauty and the Bead store, owner Carol Greenspan wants to make sure you do so when you have time to play. It's a beading wonderland, with tables and cases and wall displays filled with with a rainbow of beads. There are Lampwork glass beads, Japanese Cloisonné, Italian glass beads, strands of African beads and even some from Tibet. And remember those mood rings? Well, Beauty and the Bead offers mood beads. "We encourage creativity," said Greenspan. "I give (customers) permission to play. There's no such thing as the fashion police." Greenspan initially opened Beauty and the Bead around 1995 in Libertyville. After a year, she moved to a space in Rivertree Court in Vernon Hills near Best Buy, where she stayed until …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The monthly event will feature specials and entertainment at various businesses.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Come downtown on Friday, Dec. 7 from 6-9 p.m and get in the holiday spirit! Our picturesque downtown is festively dressed with its beautifully decorated windows. Dine at one of the many restaurants or stop for a holiday cup of cheer—it’s the perfect way to start the evening. Then stroll the shops where the owners will be on hand to help you find the perfect gift. Ariazi Salon and Spa will be hosting its first Annual Holiday Open House with music, raffles and retail specials. Everyone loves chocolate—stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for the gift that pleases everyone and receive a free chocolate bar with purchase. Valet parking is available for all shoppers and diners at the west side parking lot behind 545 and Chili-U. Free parking…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The downtown Libertyville shop offers hand-crafted furniture and décor.
The promise at Spring Valley Trading Co. in downtown Libertyville is that customers can find something new there every day. It's a promise that owner Brooke Adler is determined to keep. On a recent Tuesday, an employee was busy creating sachets, packaging them with ribbon and then carefully displaying them on shelves for customers to enjoy. "Since we make everything locally, we haven't had a problem meeting that promise," said Adler. Spring Valley Trading Co. is a rustic décor lover's dream. The store's motto is "Rustic Elegance Redefined," and Adler said the goal is to offer largely locally-crafted rustic contemporary furniture and décor. She opened the store Oct. 5. Adler, a Wadsworth resident, said she selected Libertyville because of …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Kristine Knutson, the owner of the Libertyville store, wants her shop "to be unique at an affordable price."
Editor's Note: I am working on a series that takes a look at the shops and restaurants that make up Libertyville's vibrant downtown. If you would like to see your business included in this series—or you'd like to suggest that we feature your favorite shop or restaurant—contact me, editor Korrina Grom, at firstname.lastname@example.org. ----------------------- It has been almost 10 years since Kristine Knutson launched her own business, How Impressive!, out of her home. She started an online-only letter-pressing business after getting an enthusiastic response to the cards she'd made for her daughter's First Communion. It's no surprise, then, that there are lots of cards to be found in her downtown Libertyville shop, located at 326 N. Milwaukee Ave…
Friday, November 30, 2012
The new site at Rivertree Court will open during the first quarter of 2013.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Inland Real Estate Corporation today announced that it has signed leases with Office Depot at two Chicagoland shopping centers, Rivertree Court in Vernon Hills and Ravinia Plaza in Orland Park. The new leases are the result of proactive moves to rightsize existing Office Depot locations into a new, smaller store format and will create opportunities for Inland Real Estate Corporation to bring additional national tenants to the area. “We are pleased we were able to work with Office Depot to help them launch their new store format, which they are aggressively pursuing in the Chicagoland market,” said Mike Fitzgerald, vice president and director of leasing for Inland Real Estate Corporation. “These new stores will strengthen Office Depot’s …