Thursday, November 15, 2012
Patch found local stores in Bolingbrook offering holiday sales, personalized service and unique merchandise.
Bolingbrook has plenty of big box stores gearing up for Black Friday 2012. But it's time to also give our Bolingbrook small businesses some love. Small Business Saturday 2012 will take place Nov. 24. The annual event was launched in 2010 by American Express. And this year, organizers have been running promotions for weeks in print, on radio, TV and social media sites, as well as on signs hung in mom-and-pop store windows across the country. According to Janelle Zenner, who owns J Rae Boutique at The Promenade along with her husband, Josh, the atmosphere at a local small business is not the only benefit of shopping there. “Supporting small businesses supports your community and your neighbors,” Janelle Zenner said. “And we live right here …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Taqueria Muniz of Bolingbrook brings gourmet south-of-the-border fare without the trumpets.
Taqueria Muniz is not quite your typical taco place. The restaurant at 133 S. Weber Road opened for business in Oct. 2010 just down the plaza from the Goodwill. The guitar that co-owner and chef Luis Muniz used to play to pass the time in the early days when there weren’t too many customers now rests on a shelf beside the straws and Sweet n’ Low. “There’s a difference between me and just a regular cook,” said Muniz, 22, a 2009 graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago that has been in the restaurant business almost half his life. The Muniz family—mom, dad, four sisters and one brother—also own Taqueria Muniz of Aurora, which has been open for 10 years. Luis and sister Diana, 27, operate the Bolingbrook location. Diana…
The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Bolingbrook.
Bolingbrook consumers will be able to check out Bolingbrook's home-based businesses in an expo Saturday. The Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the expo at Ashley Furniture HomeStore from noon to 4 p.m. "It's a great opportunity for this set of entrepreneurs to grow their companies," said Mike Evans, president and CEO of the Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce. Some businesses in the expo will include traditional home-based businesses like Mary Kay and Arbonne but also photographers, website designers, home decorators, interior design companies and accountants, Evans said. "There's a whole wealth of business that's out there in the community," Evans said. "The next million-dollar idea could be the guy living next to you…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The facility celebrated its ribbon cutting Oct. 29. It is located at 396 Remington Boulevard.
Patients in Bolingbrook and its surrounding communities will now have improved access to life-saving care thanks to a new 13-station U.S. Renal Care dialysis facility located 396 Remington Boulevard, Ste 110, in Bolingbrook. Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, National Kidney Foundation of Illinois CEO Kate Grubbs O’Connor, area hospital leaders, healthcare advocates, patients and physicians gathered on Monday morning to mark the opening of the state-of-the-art facility. “It is such a relief to finally have a choice when it comes to the location and setting of my dialysis care,” said 27-year-old patient and Bolingbrook resident Robert Pace. “Having a new center nearby will shave twenty-five minutes off of my …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
It used to be Black Friday was for the earliest of early shoppers. Not anymore. Look around. The stores are ready now.
Look around the Chicago area and you'll see all the signs: The early birds no longer wait until Black Friday to do their Christmas shopping. This year, Black Friday is on Nov. 23, but big retailers and mail-order companies are starting well in advance. Amazon, for example, is beginning its Black Friday on Nov. 14. Crazy or crazy smart? Just how early is too early to shop for Christmas 2012 gifts? Take our poll.