Mom-and-Pop Shops Are Threatening the Mall This Holiday Season

Mom-and-Pop Shops Are Threatening the Mall This Holiday Season By Lauren Coleman-Lochner, Alexandra Stratton, and Janet Freund November 22, 2017, 7:00 AM CST Bloomberg News More bad news for America’s shopping malls: Consumers are shopping closer to home. And increasingly, home is not where the malls are. Spending growth at mom-and-pop businesses has outpaced that […]

Why you should consider buying locally

CTW Features For some, the shop-local experience is worth paying a few dollars more, even if an online search can turn up a cheaper price on an item. But while savings may be found if your’re only searching the price tag of a particular item, the bigger picture could sway even the most cost-conscious person […]

Essential Facts about the new DOL Overtime Exemption Rules

  Essential Facts about the new DOL Overtime Exemption Rules by Samantha Yurman, JD, As published in the Summer 2016 Issue of ACCE Chamber Executive Magazine In May, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the publication of a final rule amending the white collar overtime exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The […]

What does it mean to be an “innovator?

Innovation When you hear the word, what do you think of? If your answer is Steve Jobs, Elon Musk or Google, you’re not alone. In an ever-changing world, innovation is the key to staying ahead of the game. By sitting back and sticking with what may have worked a couple years ago, you’ll quickly find […]

Good Shepherd Hospital Wins Lantern Award

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Presented with Prestigious Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association Barrington, Ill – Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital has been recognized for its commitment to exceptional patient care as a recipient of the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award. The award recognizes a select group of emergency departments that exemplify exceptional practice and […]