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Business Recovery Post-Pandemic: What Changed and Should You Change It Back?

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Business Recovery Post-Pandemic: What Changed and Should You Change It Back? COVID and labor shortages have caused a lot of businesses to reevaluate offerings and pivot how they did business. But if you’re like many business owners, while adapting to customer needs was a critical component to staying in business, you may now realize that…

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Sprucing Up Your Website for the Holidays

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Sprucing Up Your Website for the Holidays Most people research online before they purchase. That could take the form of looking up prices, options, or educating themselves on the product or service they’re in the market for. Many buyers also use a business website to verify hours, availability, make reservations, etc. During the holiday season…

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8 Ways to Get Your Business Ready for the Holidays

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8 Ways to Get Your Business Ready for the Holidays Basically, once you start seeing Pumpkin Spice … it’s time to get ready for the holidays. The holidays are right around the corner and that can be a big spend time whether you’re in retail, hospitality, or services. It can also be a lucrative time…

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Now is the Perfect Time to Tell Your Business Story

Now is the Perfect Time to Tell Your Business Story Telling your business story is a compelling way to get your audience more invested in you and to help build know, like, and trust. But your business story shouldn’t be a dry About Us page filled with dates you first opened and how many locations…

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Your Employees Are Likely Part of the Gig Economy, and That’s a Good Thing

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Your Employees Are Likely Part of the Gig Economy, and That’s a Good Thing COVID forced many employees to work from home, whether they wanted to or not. As recovery continues employee and employers are deciding between their preferred work location. Many employees chose to remain at home even when their business called them back.…

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Will County Executive launches Health Care Grant from ARPA Funding

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Will County Executive launches Health Care Grant from ARPA Funding The Will County Executive Committee has approved the Health Grant Program which is looking at projects and programs that will focus on services and access in the following categories:  food stabilization, behavioral health, violence prevention, and general health. Funds are part of the American Rescue…

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Lemont Legends Cruise Nights: August 31, 2022 Show Information

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Lemont Legends Cruise Nights: August 31, 2022 Show Information August 31, 2022 – Calling All Cars It’s the last Lemont Legends Cruise Night of the Season!  Thank you to everyone for your support this year, as this has been one of the biggest years (if not the biggest year) on record. Star of the Show…

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Using Existing Facebook Groups to Grow Your Business

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Using Existing Facebook Groups to Grow Your Business Lemont and Homer Glen are like most municipalities, there are several Facebook groups that have formed around living, working, and/or playing in the area. Some are private and you’ll need to request to join. Others are public. Some groups are loosely veiled business generators for community leaders…

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Lemont Legends Cruise Nights: August 24, 2022 Show Information

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Lemont Legends Cruise Nights: August 24, 2022 Show Information August 24, 2022 – Buick, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac Night Star of the Show Sponsor – Aqua Pools Aqua Pools is a tremendous partner of the HCBA, and we can’t thank them enough.  Their continued support helps bring the Lemont Legends Cruise Nights back year after year.…

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Stop Procrastination TOMORROW

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Stop Procrastination TOMORROW The title of this article is supposed to be funny, but procrastination isn’t a laughing matter. In fact, procrastination can be severely impacting your business. It can affect sales, revenue, and employee happiness. But when work is tough and no news sounds good, it’s easy to tell yourself that you’ll handle the…

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