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Will County Executive launches Health Care Grant from ARPA Funding

By Dan Mulka | September 9, 2022

#micronet_heading# 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 Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), which Will County has…

Week 13 graphic featuring two cars for Lemont Legends CruisE Nights - August 31, 2022

Lemont Legends Cruise Nights: August 31, 2022 Show Information

By Dan Mulka | August 30, 2022

#micronet_heading# 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 Sponsor – Aqua Pools Aqua Pools is a…

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Using Existing Facebook Groups to Grow Your Business

By Dan Mulka | August 29, 2022

#micronet_heading# 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 or professionals (often real estate agents) who…

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Lemont Legends Cruise Nights: August 24, 2022 Show Information

By Dan Mulka | August 24, 2022

#micronet_heading# 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. As summer is drawing to a close, it’s…

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Stop Procrastination TOMORROW

By Dan Mulka | August 22, 2022

#micronet_heading# 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 hard stuff…

What’s Your Biggest Marketing Challenge?

By Dan Mulka | August 19, 2022

#micronet_heading# When a business operator finally decides they need someone focused on their marketing, and they resolve to hire for the position, it usually goes something like this: “This position will be in charge of posting to our social media channels.” But if that’s all you’re doing, you can put that in the hands of…

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Spotlight Ep. 4 – The New Entrepreneur & Business Center at Joliet Junior College

By Dan Mulka | August 18, 2022

#micronet_heading# Are you a entrepreneur or future entrepreneur in Will County, IL (or close nearby)? Today, HCBA Executive Director Dan Mulka sits down to talk to Garry Reichert of the new Entrepreneur & Business Center (EBC) at Joliet Junior College. Learn more about their: – Free advising sessions and how they can help entrepreneurs (current…

Custom Trucks & 4x4's Night ,Kids Night, at Lemont Legends

Lemont Legends Cruise Nights: August 17, 2022 Show Information

By Dan Mulka | August 17, 2022

#micronet_heading# Custom Trucks & 4×4 Night – featuring KIDS NIGHT! Kids Night Activities The Lemont Public Library and Lemont Park District present Kids Night at this week’s Lemont Legends Cruise Night! Make sure to catch the John Measner Magic Show at 6:30pm in our Kids Area (located in the Metra lot underneath the State Street…

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The True Definition of Local: Nick’s Tavern

By Dan Mulka | August 15, 2022

We always say that Nick’s Tavern is synonymous with Lemont. When you walk down Main Street for the first time and see “Established 1945” on the Nick’s sign, you know you’re walking into something historic. And, for one business to last over 75 years (77 if you do the math), they have to be a part of the community.

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Spotlight Ep. 3 – Robert Masny of Model Act Studios

By Dan Mulka | August 12, 2022

#micronet_heading# Ever wonder what a Model/Talent Agency does?  Did you know there is one right here in Lemont? We were able to talk with Robert Masny, owner of Model Act Studios in Downtown Lemont.  Watch the video to learn more about Robert and his business.  He’ll even show us the Lemont location as we go…

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