Thursday, May 9, 2013
Continuing a tradition that started in 1931, Merle Norman provides cosmetics and skin care for all ages.
Name: JoAnne Messmer Company: Merle Norman Cosmetics and Day Spa Title: Owner Location: Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Founded: I bought the business in 1983 I purchased this business in 1983. We have grown considerably with the services we now offer from just retailing cosmetics and skin care. Merle Norman has been in business since 1931. Love the area and the quaint downtown area. When I first came to town we had several small stores that were very unique. Customers came from all over to spend the day in all of the different shops. Cosmetics and skin care for all ages Complimentary express facials and makeup lessons Nail services Facials Special Occasion makeup applications Massages Spray Tans Ear Piercing Glitter Tattoos The many services …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Based in Hinsdale, the flag company has more than 5,000 items available for purchase, including US Flags.
Name: Ed Scott Business Name: USFLAGNOW.COM Title: Executive Vice President Location: Hinsdale Founded: 2011 We partnered with the largest and oldest manufacturer of US Flags in the World. We are residents of Lemont. Flags made in the U.S.A. Over 5,000 items- including- US flags- miliatary-state- custom- large in ground flag poles Offer 5,000 items in the flag business- next day shipping- free shipping on orders over $50.00 Flags Made in the USA as well as Military Flags- and custom banners. Want to know more about USFLagNow.com? Find them online. They are located at 201 E. Ogden Ave., Suite 127 and can be reached by phone at 855-223-6164. ------------- Are you a local business owner who would like to be featured in this column? Submit …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
We'll give a "shout out" to local small businesses who fill out the form below and upload a picture or logo in our gallery.
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Friday, November 23, 2012
In honor of Small Business Saturday and Thanksgiving, Patch asks: Which local shops and services are you most thankful for?
Whether's it's a hot cup of coffee before getting on the train in the morning, a fantastic massage or a dry cleaner who always manages to resurrect your favorite suit, there are products and services in almost everyone's routine that make life in Lemont a little better. To honor Small Business Saturday (Nov. 26) and Thanksgiving, Patch is asking you to post the products, businesses and practitioners in Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills that you couldn't live without. Is it breakfast at Page's? A burger from Country House? A great haircut at Bukes? A pizza from Giuliano's? Flowers from Hinsdale Flower Shop? The possibilities are endless. Post your 'thank you' messages to Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills store owners and practitioners below. They …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The president's small-business comments upset many people and gave Republican Mitt Romney a point of attack. But Barack Obama said the comments were taken out of context. What do you think? Take the Patch Poll.
President Barack Obama's recent comments about small business created a firestorm that could become a focus of the 2012 election — even as Obama and his supporters say his comments were taken out of context. "Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own," he said during a July 13 speech in Virginia. "If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help ... If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen." Take the Patch poll below: Who plays the most significant role in creating jobs and economic growth? That's not the entire speech, which you can read on the independent FactCheck.org. According to that post, the comments were taken out of context: "There’s no question …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
More than 46 area businesses have donated items for a raffle that will raise money for the Kelli Joy O'Laughlin Memorial Fund.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Sabrina Wu
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A fundraiser will be held tonight at Mattone Restaurant and Bar in La Grange Park to raise money for the Kelli Joy O'Laughlin Memorial Fund. The 14-year-old Lyons Township freshman was killed after she walked in on a burglary in her own home last month. Forty-six area businesses have donated items that will be raffled off to raise money for the fund that has been set up in her memory. "Everybody that we've talked to about participating with a donation has been happy and eager to be a part of the event," said Erica Alletto, one of the coordinators for the fundraiser. Alletto's brother Johnny and her husband Frank, Lyons Township High School graduates and members of the Acoustic-rock cover band Jank, were scheduled to play at Mattone …
Merchants organized the shopping event after the Chamber pushed back the traditional Christmas Walk.
The first-ever Hinsdale Merchant Christmas Open House may take place the Friday after Thanksgiving, but don’t call it a Black Friday event. “Nobody’s going to be open at 6 in the morning,” said Anna Vojik, who owns ArtQuest, 49 S. Washington St. “We don’t like to use the Black Friday term and don’t want to put ourselves on the same level.” Vojik and Jessica Lederhausen, owner of Stockholm Objects at 39 S. Washington St., organized the inaugural Open House, which will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at 30 downtown Hinsdale businesses. Participating retailers will offer promotions for the day and for the season to customers who Vojik said are those who want to stay away from Wal-Mart and area malls on the busiest shopping day of the year. …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
If you're feeding a small army on Thanksgiving day, getting the right food at the right price is a big part of the job. Where do you go?
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Jim Pokin
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Somehow my wife always pulls it off: Thanksgiving is hands-down the best meal of the year—great food with family, without the stress of gift-giving. It's all about being together to share a great meal. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable casseroles, pies, ice cream—the hot dishes all come out hot and tasting great. Everybody who shows up leaves with leftovers and all that turkey keeps me sleepy for a week. But before the miracle of the meal comes the shopping. And there are many choices, not only the big supermarket chains, but smaller grocers and specialty shops with their own strengths. Who sells the best meat? The freshest veggies? The best deals for dessert? Maybe you've got a Thanksgiving recipe with a hard-to-find …
Friday, November 18, 2011
A local real estate owner and the Community Nurse Heath Association are working together to bring some character to an empty storefront in La Grange.
An arboretum of sorts has sprung up in a vacant downtown La Grange storefront with the help of a local real estate owner and the Community Nurse Heath Association. Visitors walking by 8 S. La Grange Rd.—formerly Waterware Luxury Plumbing—will see a newly "planted" tree in the window. For Terri Rivera and Marc Cella, it's a great way to spread the word about the work that Community Nurse does and to bring some attention to a storefront with a lot of potential. “I think it’s the perfect partnership between a business owner and local non-profit,” said Terri Rivera, director of development for Community Nurse, in a press release. “[Cella] is letting us bring attention to our cause and we’re bringing attention to the stunning space he owns.” …
Bukés has been in Clarendon Hills for 15 years and in that time has amassed a large following loyal customers from around Chicago as well as educating some top stylists from the bottom up.
Buké Batoya has been in Clarendon Hills for 15 years, but like the industry in which she practices, there has been many changes to Batoya's salon over the years. As Batoya celebrates 15 years owning Bukés Salon and Spa, she can look back to when the business was little more than a few chairs and some loyal clients, and also on how quickly things changed. “Since I walked in we haven't had a slow day,” Batoya said during an interview at her salon. “We've increased business 20 to 30 percent every years that we've been open.” The salon has also grown in size, now occupying the entire building at 151 Ann St.—upstairs and down—where it once had just one small store front. Bukés offers services in hair, nails, makeup, skincare, massage and …