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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Common in urban areas, co-working spaces allow professionals without dedicated offices spaces a place to connect with clients or work in a more convenient space than a coffee shop.
Craig Yerly knows coffee and business. As the owner of the Next Stop Coffee Shop he sees commuters grab a cup of coffee as they pass through the Metra train depot daily. Yet, when he heads over to Starbucks in downtown Glen Ellyn, he sees all the workers who don’t commute, but who need a place to connect to the Internet and connect with clients. Yerly and business partner Patt Karubus both thought there was a need for a co-working space for professionals who don’t have a dedicated office in the Glen Ellyn and Wheaton area. Co-working allows professionals to have a working space away from a job site. To gauge interest in the co-working concept, Yerly and Karubas are holding three meetings to discuss the co-working option with professionals …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The handcrafted birds will be for sale starting March 19. Find out what else is happening in DuPage County business.
Downtown Glen Ellyn business String Theory Yarn Company is selling hand knit birds customers have created and using the fund to benefit local nonprofit Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center. The birds will be available at the store beginning on March 19, where they will be sold for $10 each, while supplies last. The Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center provides afterschool and summer programs which emphasize literacy and community involvement, according to a news release from String Theory. Annually, the program serves over 80 immigrant, refugee and American born students from 14 different countries and groups. Last year, downtown Glen Ellyn experienced a yarn bomb, when 100 knitted birds were hanging in around town, from light posts to …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Blackberry Market, which is expected to open in mid-December, will offer fresh, homemade food and a market space.
While Anna Davidson was working for a catering firm in Geneva several years ago, the seeds were planted. One day, she wanted to have her own restaurant/catering business. On and off for years, she had been thinking about opening her own restaurant, but either the right space wasn’t available or the timing didn’t seem right. Then, after quitting her job over the summer and taking time to re-evaluate things, she began to consider opening a restaurant in the former Bells & Whistles location in downtown Glen Ellyn. A restaurant consulting firm she had hired to evaluate her catering business agreed the location was prepped and ready for a new business. “We always had the vision and were waiting for the right place and time,” she said. Davidson …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The stationery store has relocated from Naperville to downtown Glen Ellyn and expects to open this week.
Glen Ellyn residents have a new location to buy party invitations or fill any stationery needs with the opening of a shop in downtown. Local resident Lesley Vesevick has relocated her business Papier Girl from Naperville to downtown Glen Ellyn. The business is expected to open Wednesday, if all goes well with the finishing touches, Vesevick said. The shop is located at 413 N. Main St. and will carry a variety of invitations for children and adults that will fit the need for any occasion, Vesevick said. The stationery shop will also sell greeting cards, wrapping paper, calendars, stationery and other related items. Papier Girl opened in Naperville in 2005 and Vesevick took over as the owner of the business in 2009. "I live in Glen Ellyn and…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Each Tuesday Glen Ellyn and Wheaton Patch feature local entrepreneurs and businesses around town.
Wheaton and Glen Ellyn are home to some residents with big ideas and businesses to match. Each Tuesday, Glen Ellyn and Wheaton Patch feature these entrepreneurs and local businesses trying to make an impact in the local economies, and worldwide. In case you missed any of our features, visit our Business Beat section to acquaint yourself with some of our previous stories, and let us know what you think! We're always looking for more ideas, especially the entrepreneurs that may not have a storefront.
Monday, February 27, 2012
"Best of" features readers' picks for the best places around town. This week we're asking readers to nominate the best mechanic in town!
Patch's "Best Of" series asks readers to vote on their favorite business in town for the category of the week. Handing over the keys to our cars can be scary, and the search for a trusty mechanic can involve research and experimentation before finding the right match. Vote up your favorite spot, and let's see who will win the title of Most Trusty Mechanic. Brown & Klein Auto Repair, 630-668-0881, 106 Willow Avenue, Wheaton DuPage Auto & Truck Repair, 630-665-2000, 1803 Main Street, Wheaton Glen Ellyn Auto Body, 630-469-6033, 771 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn Hill Avenue Auto Repair, 630-858-4455, 21W140 Hill Avenue, Glen Ellyn J & R Auto Repair, 630-469-9222, 574 Pennsylvania Avenue, Glen Ellyn TJ Auto Repair, 630-668-8686, 601 Carlton Street…