Sunday, September 9, 2012
The coffee shop operated by VVSD will have a new look, thanks to IKEA.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release from the Valley View School District 365U. The coffee shop operated by students in Valley View School District’s Secondary Transition Experience Program (STEP) will have a brand new look when it opens for the new school year thanks to IKEA. The international home products company, which has a store in Bolingbrook, this week donated stools, tables, trays, coffee bins and assorted other materials to STEP for use in the school-based business that was launched last year. “IKEA believes in giving back to the community,” said Wanda Fisher, marketing specialist for Bolingbrook’s IKEA store. “We want our communities to thrive so we want to help as many people as we can, especially children.” IKEA …
Monday, January 23, 2012
We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured right here on Bolingbrook Patch.
Too busy last week to stay up to date on all the news happening in and around Bolingbrook? Not to worry. Patch has your back. In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the last few days:
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
IKEA Bolingbrook will donate $10,000 to one of three local organizations as part of its Life Improvement Challenge.
IKEA Bolingbrook has $10,000 to give away to a community organization and one of the three finalists in the running for the funds is the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Edward Hospital. Time is running out for voting, which continues through Jan. 20. Anyone may vote just by sending a text message. The $10,000 is being donated as part of the Bolingbrook store’s Life Improvement Challenge, where every IKEA store commits $10,000 to support local community initiatives, according to IKEA. The furniture and lifestyle retailer launched its Life Improvement Project in 2010. The program is designed to inspire and empower people to improve their lives, as well as the lives of others in their community. The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Edward …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Solar program of Bolingbrook could produce enough energy to power 112 homes.
IKEA officials announced Thursday that they would be adding solar panels to five of its U.S. stores, including those in Bolingbrook and Schaumburg. According to a Yahoo! Finance report, the solar panels will extend the IKEA solar presence to nearly 85 percent of its U.S. locations and collectively, the five stores will total 4.8 megawatts (MW) of solar generating capacity, approximately 20,400 panels, and an annual output of 5.62 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity or the equivalent to reducing 4,273 tons of carbon dioxide—equal to eliminating the emissions of 760 cars or providing electricity for 484 homes yearly. IKEA, according to its Web site, strives to create a better everyday life for people and the earth in general. "This…
Friday, April 8, 2011
Do you know the 12 second rule? If not, you'll surely want to read this.
I've always enjoyed writing a community column because it gives me the opportunity to periodically share "helpful tips" that have made my house feel more of like a home. In my experience, people who maintain a clean home send multiple messages that speak volumes about organization, pride, and care. If these are the messages you want to communicate, April is a great time to begin working on this area of your life. The good new is that the job doesn’t necessary need to be completed in one day. Although cleaning is never effortless, it is manageable with a plan. In the Wright household, the cleaning plan becomes a family affair. "I feel people who have the discipline to spread it out. But in my house we have to attack cleaning like ripping …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
It may look like a giant furniture and housewares store from the outside, but their restaurant is worth a visit in and of itself.
IKEA RESTAURANT The folks at Ikea take their Swedish roots very seriously, as if you couldn’t tell from the bright yellow and brilliant blue hues of the store’s façade – the colors of the flag of Sweden. But what you find inside this big box is more than just ultra-modern furniture at ultra-low prices with ultra-unpronounceable names. A large portion of their second floor is devoted to a dining court and if you’ve not considered sampling their fare, we humbly suggest you give it a try. It’s a bit like a mini-excursion to Scandanavia and a bargain to boot. Who needs a dollar menu when you can get a plate of Swedish meatballs, a scoop of homemade mashed potatoes and a dollop of lingonberry sauce for just $3.99? (Here’s a helpful tip if you …
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The I-355 Interchange's newest retail All-Star is set to come off the bench and take the field, further advancing the area as one of the largest retail locales.
Corporate giant and national warehouse chain extraordinaire Costco is set to open its doors to the public tomorrow morning. Plans to complete the development of Costco in Bolingbrook could make the Boughton Road and I-355 intersection one of the most lucrative in the area. Costco is set to open the wholesale superstore Thursday, bringing yet another corporate giant to the already retailer-heavy intersection. "We will now have some of the largest retailers in the country – or possibly the world for that matter – all at one intersection," said Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar. "[Costco] will be a terrific sales tax generator that will help us continue to deliver the best city services to our residents." Debate over splitting sales tax revenue …