Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Looking for work? More than 70 employers will be represented at the College of Lake County's job fair on Thursday.
Job seekers are invited to attend the JobMarketPlace Job Fair on Thursday, May 23, sponsored by the College of Lake County Career and Placement Services office. The fair will be held from 1-5 p.m. in the P.E. Center, Building 7, 19351 W. Washington St., in Grayslake. This is Lake County’s largest job fair, where participants can explore full-time, part-time, seasonal and professional job opportunities with more than 70 employers. In 2012, about 50 employers attended the annual job fair, according to Sylvia Johnson Jones, executive director of the CLC Career and Placement Services office. "It appears that the number of employers registering for JobMarketPlace may be an indication that the economy is picking back up. Employers have job …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Patch readers had a lot to say last month when asked what they thought of a new store policy in which baggers were obliged to follow customers and their carts out to their vehicles whether they wanted help or not.
If you've avoided shopping at Jewel-Osco for fear of being awkwardly trailed to your car by an employee, you're not alone, but there is good news. The once mandatory policy created by Jewel's new owners, Cerberus Capital Management LP, has been repealed. A statement on the store's website says the cart-to-car service will still be offered to customers, but it will no longer be forced upon them. Parts of our customer service philosophy are things that every grocery store should do, like ensuring the stores are clean, the shelves are well stocked, and asking if you need help finding an item. Now, we’ve expanded our service to include taking your groceries out to your car. And, if you don’t want or need help, that’s fine too. Many customers …
Grab a free drink at Starbucks through Sunday.
Cool down this weekend with a free iced beverage from Starbucks. The coffee giant is offering a free tall iced drink when you buy an iced VIA. This deal is valid through Sunday, May 19. Libertyville Starbucks 542 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville Vernon Hills Starbucks Locations: 1240 E. Route 45, Vernon Hills 271 W. Townline Rd., Vernon Hills 313 E. Townline Rd., Vernon Hills
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Reboot Parnters, Inc. Chairman Dean DeBiase, of Lake Forest, will be the College of Lake County's commencement speaker.
Thursday, May 16
Lake Forest resident Dean DeBiase, a former College of Lake County student who gained distinction as a Silicon Valley and Chicago business leader, will be the keynote speaker at the college’s commencement ceremony on Saturday.. DeBiase, who transferred from CLC a few credits short of earning a degree, will also receive an honorary associate degree and the Illinois Outstanding Citizen Award. A co-author with Seth Godin of the best-selling business book The Big Moo: Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable, DeBiase’s keynote address, "Semper Paratus," will touch on the entrepreneurial movement and content from a new book he is developing. DeBiase graduated from Lake Forest High School a year early in 1975 and wanted to travel the…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Sunday's "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" will name the winner of the best new ice cream flavor created for Deerfield-based Walgreens.
Deerfield-based Walgreens' own brand of ice cream, Delish, is getting some major promotion thanks to Donald Trump's popular TV show "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice." Two of the show's contestants, country singer Trace Adkins and magician Penn Jillette, were recently challenged to create a new Delish flavor for the show's finale, reported the Chicago Tribune. Tune in Sunday night to find out which flavor wins—Adkins' "Maple Macadamia Mash-Up" or Jillette's "Vanilla & Chocolate Magic Swirtle." Both flavors are being sold at Walgreens stores across the country. Have you tried either flavor? Which one did you favor?
Monday, May 13, 2013
"This unique grocery store draws loyal customers from a wide area and is sure to be a popular and convenient stop for the surrounding workforce," said Tom Williams, managing partner at Paragon Real Estate.
Officials broke ground Monday on a planned Trader Joe's store in Libertyville, with the store expected to open later this year. Trader Joe's announced in February that it will open a 12,500-square-foot store on the site of the old Frank's Nursery, located at 1600 S. Milwaukee Ave. The real estate developer handling the project, Paragon Real Estate, also plans to build an 8,100-square-foot multi-tenant building on the 3-acre parcel. "We are fortunate to have Trader Joe's as our anchor tenant," Tom Williams, managing partner of Paragon Real Estate, said in a prepared statement. "This unique grocery store draws loyal customers from a wide area and is sure to be a popular and convenient stop for the surrounding workforce." Many readers on …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Guests must RSVP by May 11 to participate.
Bavaro Hair Spa will host a “Preview Spring in Full Bloom” event on Saturday, May 18, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the salon in Libertyville. Guests are invited to a special viewing of the salon’s newest collection of trendy spring looks and how to wear them. Visit the salon for an evening of entertainment and education. Contact the salon by May 11 to make reservations for this special event. Bavaro Hair Spa is located at 1322 S. Milwaukee Ave., in the Red Top Plaza Shopping Center, Libertyville. To RSVP or make an appointment, call (847) 362-6262. —Submitted by JLR Communications.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
If you haven't already, it's time to start thinking about Mother’s Day Gifts. Here are some creative ideas that can be bought at Libertyville shops.
It's better late than never when it comes to Mother's Day gifts. Here are some creative, local ideas for gifts! 1. BIG THINGS IN LITTLE PACKAGES You can't go wrong with jewelry. Check out some spots in Libertyville for a great gift she will love. 3. DAY OF RELAXATION Consider the gift of relaxation and stress relief with pampering at a local spa. 3. GO TRADITIONAL WITH FLOWERS If you are looking for flowers, check out some floral shops in Libertyville where they'll get your arrangement ready just in time. 4. HELP WITH THE GROCERY SHOPPING If you want to help out at the grocery store, a gift certificate from a grocery store in town will go as far as you want to take it. Above all, remember: it's truly the thought that counts! What are you …
The 2013 Fortune 500 list was just released and includes 32 Illinois companies.
Area companies have made the Fortune 500 list for 2013, including Abbott Laboratories and CDW. Abbott Laboratories, near Libertyville (Abbott Park), is #70 on the list with $39.9 billion in revenues. CDW, in Vernon Hills, made the list at #267 with $10.1 billion in revenues. W.W. Grainger, in Lake Forest, is #295 on the list with $9 billion in revenues. Tenneco, in Lake Forest, came in at #349 with $7.4 billion in revenues. Walgreens, in Deerfield, is #33 on the list with $71.6 billion in revenues. Mondelez International, in Deerfied, comes in at #88 with $35 billion in revenues. Baxter International, in Deerfield, lands at #193 on the list with $14.2 billion in revenues. CF Industries Holdings, in Deerfield, came in at #419 with $$6.1 …
What's going on in Libertyville this weekend?
Are you looking for something to do in Libertyville this weekend? We've put together a list of some events taking place in and around town that you can check out. Prepare for Spring The Gardeners of Central Lake County are holding their annual plant sale from 8:30 to 11 a.m. May 11. The sale, which will feature perennials and herbs, will be held at the Crawford Warming House, 817 W. Lake St., Libertyville. Plant Sale Chairman Tony Kirch says customers should arrive early because in years past, most of the plants have been sold within the first 45 minutes. If you're on the fence about checking this one out, you should know that the majority of the plants sold at the sale are from club members' gardens! Ride the Ferris Wheel Westfield …