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2012: CHICAGO’S NEW TARGET GROUND BREAKING; REPLACES OLD CABRINI GREEN PROJECT

This week was the ground-breaking for a new Target, located at Chicago’s old Cabrini-Green site.  The demolition of one of most dangerous housing projects happened years ago, but growth in the area is still in progress.  Residents are excited at the news of the discount chain coming to the neighborhood; offering convenient shopping and possibly increased home values.

The entry of the anchor store also has Alderman Walter Burnett and State Representative Ken Duncan feeling encouraged.  They joined in the ground-breaking ceremony at the site just across from Old Town Village West condominium’s, located in the 600 block of west Division.  The new Target is expected to open in October 2013.

Area residents can expect an increase in traffic, but also should be happy to know it should help with property values.  Historically, when businesses open, it adds to the value and draws more retailer’s to the neighborhood.  It is also likely some of the vacant land development will resume, bringing more new construction opportunities for home buyers.

The current housing inventory in the area has nearly dried up, as the last of the short sales and foreclosures sold in recent month’s.  If you are interested in available homes for sale or a FREE market analysis visit MY WEBSITE or email britta.rivera@comcast.net.

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October 19, 2012 Posted by | CHICAGO BUSINESS - TOP PICKS | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

5LINX OFFERS NEW ENERGY PROGRAM & ONE STOP SHOPPING TO SAVE MONEY

The new buzz is new energy resource options and it is picking up steam among consumers.  Since its inception, 5Linx has offered many residents the opportunity to save hundreds of dollars a year.  It is a smart choice to consider switching, since this fast growing company combines an energy program with many other savings.

5LINX provides savings on not only your energy resource, but on Digital Phone Service, Broadband Internet, Security Systems, TextAlertz Mobile Marketing and more!

VISIT 5LINX WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE!  If  you are interested in these services visit the PRODUCTS PAGE and then sign up with Stan Williams at this LINK.  Visit the opportunities section for information on becoming a business partner.

5LINX is a premier network marketing company offering consumers and businesses a wide range of services that leverage the latest technologies to save them money. (NP) Our successful business model has resulted in unprecedented growth. In fact, 5LINX® was named an Inc. 500 fastest-growing company for four consecutive years (2006-2009) and has been featured in numerous publications. The 5LINX® direct sales model has helped thousand experience the benefits of entrepreneurship with little risk and minimal investment compared to traditional retail or franchise models. (NP) At 5LINX we are also proud of our efforts to support wonderful social and not-for-profit activities, including the See Your Troops Foundation in which we provide $100,000 in products and services to enable our service men and women to stay connected to loved ones back home via our proprietary GLOBALINX® VideoPhone and VoIP service.

April 19, 2012 Posted by | CHICAGO BUSINESS - TOP PICKS | , , | Leave a comment

CHICAGO: FORMER ‘WILD HARE’ REGGAE BAR LOCATION FOR SALE

CHICAGO’S legendary former reggae bar, the “Wild Hare”, closed this summer and now its old location is up for sale.  The Robert Lurie family, who is the ex-partner of real estate billionaire Sam Zell, has hired Sperry Van Ness LLC to sell the space located at 3530 N. Clark St.

Many were surprised when it was announced that the bar would close, back in May of this year, leaving fond memories behind for many (including me).  The Wild Hare had incredible reggae band performances and was a lot of fun, so it is greatly missed.

The loss of historic Chicago spots is always sad…it seems like a piece of the city’s past is forgotten forever.

November 11, 2011 Posted by | CHICAGO BUSINESS - TOP PICKS | , | 2 Comments

CHICAGO’S CITYPOINT LOFT; NEW SOUTH LOOP VENUE HELPS COMMUNITIES

CityPoint Loft is a unique special events venue located in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.  As an L3C organization, CityPoint Loft donates 100% of its profits to non-profit organizations meeting social, educational, and economic needs around the globe.

This exceptional new venue is convenient to downtown and located steps away from Chicago’s world-class McCormick Place convention center.  The venue is affordable and has a sleek interior, with floor-to-ceiling windows, soaring ceilings and sophisticated style.  It is the perfect space for meetings, conferences, networking events, social gatherings and even upscale wedding receptions.  Intimate seated dinner occasions can host 120 people, Theater Style 150, and Cocktail receptions 175.

If you are interested in hosting a conference, reception, or any other event, this is an incredible venue.  And what’s more amazing; when supporting this venue you are also helping communities in need.  Call today to secure your date.

CityPoint Loft (Visit website to view stunning interior photo’s)
110 E. 23rd. St. (@ Michigan Ave.)
Chicago, IL 60616
Managed by:
L3 Eventeurs
(312)869-9207

November 9, 2011 Posted by | CHICAGO BUSINESS - TOP PICKS | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2011: IDFPR WEBSITE RANKS DOCTORS; NEW FEATURE IN ILLINOIS

Illinois website now offers consumer’s information on doctor’s background.  Read more here…

2011: IDFPR WEBSITE RANKS DOCTORS; NEW FEATURE IN ILLINOIS.

October 20, 2011 Posted by | CHICAGO BUSINESS - TOP PICKS | | Leave a comment

(VIDEO) 9/21/11: FEDS APPROVE NEW STIMULUS PLAN TO LOWER INTEREST RATES

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Reports that the Federal Reserve has approved a stimulus plan today to lower interest rates are heating up the internet.  This new policy would help all areas of loans including mortgages and business loans, offering an added incentive for consumers and companies to borrow and spend more money.

This new policy would involve the sale of $400 billion in short-term Treasuries, in exchange for an equal amount of longer term bonds.  According to a statement by the Federal Reserve, “This program should put downward pressure on long-term interest rates and help make broader financial conditions more accommodative.”

Although interest rates are already at record low levels, additional cuts may entice buyers to buy a home and stabilize the housing market.  This makes buying a home even more attractive for move-up and first-time buyers.  Low interest rates + low home prices = INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!

Want to take advantage of the good news…start viewing incredible homes or register here for your FREE list of available residences in  the Chicagoland area.

READ MORE HERE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES.

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September 21, 2011 Posted by | CHICAGO BUSINESS - TOP PICKS | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

CHICAGO APPRENTICE WINNER BILL RANCIC PARTNERS WITH “LETTUCE ENTERTAIN YOU”; OPENING ITALIAN EATERY IN RIVER NORTH

Donald Trump’s former “Apprentice” winner, Bill Rancic and wife Giuliana Rancic (E! News anchor), have plans to team up with R. J. Jerrod and Molly Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. 

They are scheduled to open an Italian restaurant in River North this January at 52 W. Illinois St.  The eatery will replace Ben Pao, which is closing next month after a long and successful stint in the neighborhood.

Anyone who watches the reality T.V. show “Giuliana and Bill” knows they fly between two cities, but purchased a home in a Chicago suburb to begin their family.  Looks like Bill is the big winner in their ongoing debate on which city to hang out more, because we all know the restaurant business takes hard work and commitment.  No time for small trips until it is up and running!

It should be a great partnership and don’t be surprised to see the restaurant tied into their reality show in the future.

August 29, 2011 Posted by | CHICAGO BUSINESS - TOP PICKS | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2011 AMERICA’S BEST PLACES TO LIVE, CHICAGO NOT ON THE LIST

Money Magazine released its 2011 “Best Place to Live in America” list today.  While Chicago is at the top of my list, it did not seem secure a place on the their list.

Coming in as the number one place to live is Louisville, Colorado.  It boasts some of the lowest crime rates in Colorado and with a population of 18,400, has an extremely low unemployment rate (6.3%).

One of the top reasons it was found to be the best place to live, is the abundance of jobs in tech, telecom, aerospace, clean energy, and health care.  In this tough market having a healthy job market is a definite draw.  It also offers world-class mountain biking, hiking, and skiing in the nearby Rockies.

Lucky for local residents, they have also experienced a steady real estate market, with housing prices that have barely moved since 2005.  Add this to their incredible school system, which consistently ranks among the top three academically in Denver, and you have a winning combination.

If you have not been to Chicago, it is a beautiful city with many incredible amenities.  Don’t believe the hype, come find out for yourself.  I love Chicago and would not want to live any other place in the world! 

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August 15, 2011 Posted by | CHICAGO BUSINESS - TOP PICKS | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

BARRY DONALSON LAUNCHES MMG; MOMENTUM MARKETING GROUP CONFERENCE VENUE

BARRY DONALSON, International Speaker, Trainer, Coach and Best Selling Author of Conversations On Success, has launched a new venue in a Chicago suburb; Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

Momentum Marketing Group (MMG) is a dynamic concept, offering an incredible full-service venue for training & presentations, it even has a recording studio with CD distribution services.  The 10,000 square foot space, offers two conference rooms which can be reserved in whole or part.  They offer wireless internet access and large screens for Powerpoint/video presentations.

What makes this space unique is the outstanding package offered, when reserving the venue.  It brands your company the moment your guests arrive, from the reception area to the on-site cafe, plasma TV’s include your logo and will even run your companies video.  There is a built-in media area to showcase your marketing materials and other items needed to promote your business.  Marketing services also can be included as a part of his Ala Carte menu.

During breaks at the venue, the MMG Cafe offers a space for guests to enjoy a delicious meal, provided by his local catering company.  They have aligned with MMG to offer convenient and fabulous cuisine to allow your guests to stay on-site.  An adjoining Hotel offers discount rates when using his venue, for overnight guests.

Barry Donalson can be found on Twitter and has a Facebook Fan Page, which distributes a newsletter and weekly tips for registrants.  Please contact Momentum Marketing Group at 708.914.1400 for more information or to reserve your space.

Barry Donalson

June 17, 2011 Posted by | CHICAGO BUSINESS - TOP PICKS | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER ROSE LANDSCAPE DESIGN; CHICAGO’S FINEST!

ROSE LANDSCAPE DESIGN is a multi-year design award winner, known for providing personal service and unique designs. Services include expert landscape design and installation, as well as seasonal maintenance services.

In addition to their incredible landscape designs, their water features are breathtaking and well-crafted.  Rose Landscape Design is also praised for their specialty services including, artfully designed vegetable and herb gardens, “going green” permeable paver services, sustainable landscapes and rain water recapture, and a spectacular variety of custom waterfalls, ponds and outdoor entertainment areas.

Visit Rose Landscape Design website for more photo’s of their incredible designs and a full list of services or call (630) 910-7270 for assistance.

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June 4, 2011 Posted by | CHICAGO BUSINESS - TOP PICKS | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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