Katie Van Diggelen owner off Crystal Lake Awarded Tom Stock Servant Leadership Award

Inaugural Servant Award Goes to Local Business Woman   Crystal Lake, IL, May 28th 2015—The Inaugural Tom Stock Servant Leadership Award was presented to Katie Van Diggelen, owner of Achieve Footwear and New Balance Crystal Lake, at the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce 75th Annual Dinner Party. The annual dinner is designed to celebrate the […]

IL Turnaround Agenda & LCML Resolution of Support

Following are links to the State of IL Turnaround Agenda in it’s entirety as presented by the Governor and the Lake County Municipal League’s business friendly resolution which the Chamber Board supports. LCML Resolution of Support for Turnaround Agenda State of IL Turn Around Agenda

SCAM ALERT for retailers with online shopping capabilities

SCAM ALERT From IL Retail Merchants Association April 13, 2015 Please be cautious of a fraudulent company currently targeting small and mid-level retailers with online shopping capabilities. Recent reports detail phone calls made to businesses inquiring about analytic services. These calls are part of a large-scale financial breach directed towards retailers and their customers. What […]

What benefits should businesses be forced to provide employees?

The Hobby Lobby decision issued Monday by the U.S. Supreme court has the nation in a frenzy. The decision protecting employers from being required to provide contraceptives is limited in scope, applying only to closely held/family-owned for-profit businesses. This is not applicable to publicly traded businesses. Further, not-for-profit organizations were not addressed in this opinion. […]

Minimum Wage Increase

The Chicago Minimum Wage Working Group reported back earlier this week that the minimum wage in Chicago should be raised to $13 an hour by the year 2018 and linked to inflation thereafter. Let’s break this down and see how it would affect the LZ Area Chamber of Commerce or other similar size businesses. For […]

COMMUNITY ALERT – Pre-Paid Credit Card Scam

***COMMUNITY ALERT*** May 27, 2014 ***Pre-Paid Credit Card Scam*** On May 27, 2014, a business in our Village received a call from a subject identifying himself as a representative of ComEd. The caller advised of a large outstanding debt and advised the utility would be shut-off if payment was not received. The caller advised the […]

2014 Showcase Booth Winners

 

The Purpose of Man Video Must See

Man’s Search for Meaning.  Here’s an amazing talk by Dr. Victor Frankl that really helps to explain it.  A must see …  Click on video image to view.

5 Tips That Will Transform Your Small Business

5 tips that will transform your small business Martin LindstromTODAY contributor Feb. 1, 2014 at 1:12 PM ET Branding expert Martin Lindstrom shows how a business turn-around is not only possible, but completely do-able in a very compressed timeframe. More than 100,000 small businesses close their doors every year in the United States. Stiff online […]

Main Street Makeover from NBC Today

TODAY   |  February 02, 2014 Main Street Makeover: Turning around failing small businesses For small businesses trying to survive, one man said he could keep them from failing — but not without some tough love. In the second part of a two-part series, branding expert Martin Lindstrom lent his expertise to two family-owned businesses just steps from […]