Craft beer is a big deal — and it’s getting bigger all the time. But while bars in Chicago may teem with young people seeking the latest and greatest brews, that’s not always the case in Lake County. That didn’t stop Bruce Dir from opening up Tighthead Brewing in Mundelein in 2011.
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Tuesday, March 11: Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills Chamber of Commerce Women’s networking group luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at White Deer Run Golf Club, 250 Gregg’s Parkway, Vernon Hills.
Dear Carrie: I’m facing my 50th birthday and am embarrassed (and a bit panicked) that I’ve saved very little for retirement. I have a 401(k), but there’s not much in it. What should I do?
The Internet has not been kind to Barry Schuster or his Mundelein-based home remodeling company. RKB Kitchen and Bath Supply used to work exclusively with contractors who built or remodeled homes. Schuster and his team of seven would keep up to date with new products and sell a wide array of popular items to construction teams that didn’t have time to network with manufacturers.
A Lake Villa beer distributor will roll out the barrel for a veteran-owned and operated recent start-up aimed to become a preeminent beverage enterprise and to provide jobs for veterans.
Walgreen Co. said Wednesday that same-store sales rose last month, boosted by stronger growth at its pharmacies and an increase in the number of flu shots it administered.
A new study shows that the top 10 global automakers amassed more than $221 billion in cash by the end of 2013 to invest in new products, strategic alliances and other growth strategies.
Calm returned to the stock market Wednesday after two days of volatile trading. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index traded within a range of about five points, or about a quarter of a percentage point for the whole day, before ending a fraction lower.
About three dozen passengers who sailed on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are hoping to collect thousands of dollars apiece as a result of lingering medical and mental problems they say were caused by their nightmarish experience.
Lake County Women’s Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, will hold a Women in Business Expo from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13 at Maravela’s Banquets in Ingleside.
RadioShack plans to close up to 1,100 of its underperforming stores in the U.S. and reported a wider loss for its fourth quarter as customer traffic slowed during the critical holiday season.
Financial-services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 4 on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2014” list in its 15th appearance on the prestigious list, according to David J. Dinter of Gurnee.
U.S. home prices rose in January after three months of declines. A tight supply of homes might have helped boost prices and offset sales slowed by cold weather.
Relieved investors sent stocks sharply higher on Tuesday after Russia pulled troops back from the border of Ukraine. The rally pushed the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to an all-time high, erasing steep losses from Monday, when investors feared that the confrontation between Russia and Ukraine would escalate or even lead to a war.
The Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich is planning to expand its facility and the work could be done as early as the end of the year.
Leadership is more than taking credit for success, according to former Facebook executive Mark Chassman. Chassman spoke to a room full of Lake County entrepreneurs in Libertyville, and said he was 43 years old when he realized a quest for power and accolades was self destructive — literally and figuratively.