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 […]

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 […]