Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Cathy Philippsen is the owner of Latte Ladies, the Chicago Tribune reports.
A Lake Zurich resident has developed a unique coffee business that is taking her all over Chicagoland, the Chicago Tribune reports. Cathy Philippsen is the owner of Latte Ladies, a coffee catering service specializing in lattes, cappuccinos, smoothies and more. Philippsen’s mobile business, open since 2004, has the ability to travel to events and functions all over the area. She tells the Tribune her customers are to thank for her success for always passing on her name as a referral to friends. Learn more about her business at thelatteladies.com
Monday, May 6, 2013
Frappuccino Happy Hour runs through May 12.
Starbucks' Frappuccino Happy Hour is back! Customers get half off any size or flavor frappuccino until May 12 if they visit a Starbucks location between 3 and 5 p.m. The popular blended coffee beverage comes in a variety of flavors including Caramel Ribbon Crunch, Mocha Cookie Crumble, Caramel, Mocha, Java Chip, White Chocolate Mocha and more. Lake Zurich Starbucks Locations: 369 S. Rand Road 775 S. Rand Road 345 S. Rand Road
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Do you wish your Lake Zurich McDonald's served breakfast all day or delivered to your home or office?
For years, people who love McDonald's egg McMuffins and sausage biscuits have wondered "why oh why can't we get these any time of the day?" Sit tight. McDonald's is still considering it, according to a story in Bloomberg Businessweek. Lake Zurich McDonald's location: In an interview with CNBC, McDonald's President and CEO Don Thompson said the restaurant has heard the cries from fans to serve breakfast 24 hours a day and in fact offers "Breakfast After Midnight" at select locations—just none around here. Thomas told CNBC that McDonald's has looked at some "innovative ways" to expand breakfast hours for customers. "I think we'll be seeing some of those things in the near future." Delivery service is another concept McDonald's is …
Broker Associates at RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Lake Zurich, saluted for 2012 success in real estate sales.
Wednesday, May 1
Broker associates at RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, 1 First Bank Plaza, Lake Zurich, recently received special recognition from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region for their sales success in 2012. They have been named to membership in one of five honorary clubs, each recognizing an important level of achievement in sales production. Platinum Club Membership in the Platinum Club goes to an exceptionally productive group of RE/MAX affiliates. The average 2012 commission income of a RE/MAX Northern Illinois network Platinum Club affiliate was 14 times that of the average earnings of a National Association of Realtors® (NAR) sales agent. Earning Platinum Club membership is Cherie Smith Zurek. 100% Club Those who …
New data released this week shows Chicago area home prices fell 0.8 percent in February.
In February, Chicago-area home prices dropped for the sixth straight month according to new data released this week by S&P/Case-Shiller. The data reflects single-family home prices fell 0.8 percent in February compared with January. However, Chicago area home sales prices were up 5.1 percent compared with Feb. 2012, which is the second smallest year-to-year increase after New York in a 20-city index provided by S&P/Case-Shiller, reported Crain's Chicago Business. “Home prices continue to show solid increases across all 20 cities,” said David M. Blitzer, chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, in a statement. “The 10- and 20-city composites recorded their highest annual growth rates since May 2006.” Lake Zurich home …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Whether you want them to or not, Jewel-Osco has implemented a new policy of following shoppers, and their carts, out to their vehicles. What do Patch readers think?
If you haven't shopped at your local Jewel-Osco grocery store in a while, be prepared for a new customer service initiative that you may, or may not, appreciate. It's called the "cart-to-car" service, according to couponsinthenews.com, and whether you want the help or not, your bagger is expected to follow you and your cart out to your vehicle. The service is mandatory, though Jewel-Osco denies it has anyting to do with keeping track of shopping carts, according to Coupons in the News. "We understand that this is a very different service and it might take our customers some time to understand that we want this to be the norm," said a Jewel customer service representative in the article. It was announced in January that Jewel-Osco stores …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Laurene Cichon will work directly with the real estate brokers in the Barrington office.
Monday, April 29
Prudential Visions Realty announces the addition of Laurene Cichon as Managing Broker of the Barrington office, as the company moves forward on its business expansion plans. In her position Cichon will work directly with the real estate brokers in the Barrington office, bringing new ideas and tools to expand their businesses. Jen Ortman, broker/owner of Prudential Visions Realty said, "Laurene is known as a problem-solver, an advocate, a marketer, a strategizer and a counselor. I am looking forward to her new ideas and the energy she will bring to the office. Her task will be to work with the real estate agents as a team and individually, to help them grow their business and grow the office." Most recently Cichon served as a relocation …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Pulled pork tacos, messy barbecue and Teriyaki lobster rolls are just a few of the menu items served out of the Raging Kitchen food truck.
At last, a welcome addition to Lake County roads—the Raging Kitchen food truck, and it may be coming to a curb near you! Unleashed last fall, Raging Kitchen is a restaurant on wheels offering private catering and bookings for school and corporate events, as well as curbside service in different communities including Deerfield, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Mundelein, Northbrook and Vernon Hills. If you're lucky, you too can feel the rage by checking their website to find out where the truck will be during your next lunch break. Menu offerings include pork tacos, barbecue, beef brisket, lobster roles, chili lime turkey, veggie wraps, cheesy mac, "Chicago" fries and more. Raging Kitchen is operated by Mundelein-based Ruprecht Company, which …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
An increase in the Motor Fuel Tax or a new sales tax are proposed to help fund road improvements.
Illinois drivers are running on empty as they wait for improvements to traffic congestion. More funding for planned road improvements is needed, according to the Lake County Transportation Alliance (LCTA). The LCTA partnered with the Transportation for Illinois Coalition to bring the issue to community leaders. According to their information: Based on the current trajectory, Illinois will have around 5000 miles of road in a state of bad repair by FY 2018. The number in FY 1998 was around 2000 miles. Basically, roads are bad, and getting worse. Elected officials, transportation experts, business leaders, contractors and citizens all came together on April 22 at the University Center of Lake County in Grayslake to discuss how to build …
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