Illinois Business News

Illinois Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Illinois, U.S.A. (Ill., IL), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Chicago Support Group Part of National Network Taking Aim at Chronic Pain

CHICAGO, Ill., June 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More than 50 million Americans live with chronic pain. The U.S. Pain Foundation addresses the incredibly isolating and difficult experience that affects all aspects of a person’s life-their ability to work, their self-confidence and identify, personal relationships and social engagement, and more. Studies show that people who experience daily pain are significantly more prone to anxiety, depression, and even suicidal ideation.

Chicago Rock Band Lucky Boys Confusion Celebrates 20th Album Anniversary with Global Streaming Event Memorial Day Weekend

CHICAGO, Ill., May 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s been twenty years since Lucky Boys Confusion arrived on the global scene with their 2001 debut, “Throwing the Game.” During the TTG era, the hard-touring Chicago five-piece crisscrossed the U.S. innumerable times over, made their national television debut on the CBS Late Late Show, and even made a pit stop in Japan to play for their enthusiastic overseas fan base.

Music Theater Works Presents ‘Legends Of The 50s And 60s: Greatest Hits’

SKOKIE, Ill., May 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Theater Works presents “Legends Of The 50s And 60s: Greatest Hits” at North Shore Center For The Performing Arts (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from June 18, 2021 through June 27, 2021 as the first production of the 2021 season.

American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Raises the Bar for Patient Safety

CHICAGO, Ill., March 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 14-20, 2021), the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) announces a new way for patients to identify a cosmetic surgeon with a particular focus on safety: Cosmetic Surgery Patient Safety® (CSPS) certification.

Associated Colleges of Illinois to Host March 9 Virtual Event Focused on Solutions to Illinois’ Economic Challenges

CHICAGO, Ill., March 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — College presidents, corporate leaders and students will lead an Associated Colleges of Illinois’ virtual event March 9, at 11 a.m., focused on how educators and the business community are working together to offer solutions to economic challenges faced by Illinois’ companies, schools and students.

Fernando S. Ereneta, CFP® – CEO of Legacy Wealth Advisors has been named to the Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisor List for the fourth year in a row – in Illinois

WARRENVILLE, Ill., Feb. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Raymond James Financial Services is proud to announce that Fernando S. Ereneta of Legacy Wealth Advisors has once again been named to the Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisor list!

Sunpro Solar Brings Affordable Solar Power to Chicago

MANDEVILLE, La., Feb. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunpro Solar, a leading provider of home solar energy in the U.S., is expanding its services in Illinois to the greater Chicago area. The company’s ongoing expansion strategy throughout Illinois creates more opportunity for economic growth and energy independence.

Chicago-Based Romance Novel Series Heads to The Moon

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Award-winning Chicagoland romance author Dania Voss’s Windy City Nights series is taking part in the Writers on the Moon project. Coordinated by speculative fiction author Dr. Susan Kaye Quinn, Voss is among one hundred and 25 authors participating in the lunar time capsule adventure.

Nanotech Pioneer Julia Greer Joins the Azul 3D All-Star Advisory Board

SKOKIE, Ill., Feb. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nanotechnology and 3D-printing pioneer Julia Greer has joined the advisory board of Azul 3D. Greer is the Ruben F. and Donna Mettler Professor Materials Science, Mechanics and Medical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, where she also directs the Kavli Nanoscience Institute.

Cybernauts Called to PLANETXXI to Save Planet Earth

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PLANETXXI, an exoplanet and mirror to Earth, has recently picked up chatter and cries for help to save planet Earth. Their voices were heard in CyberCity, PLANETXXI’s satellite communications center saying that planet Earth is in trouble. Sandra Snowden, Founder of PLANETXXI LLC and newly launched online entertainment broadcasting website, says she and her company are ready to help save planet earth.

Tech Giant Facebook ‘Censoring’ Small Business

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nana’s All Purpose Alkaline Seasoning, a premium Himalayan Salt based alkaline blend sold direct to consumers, at nanaseasoning.com, in an 8.4-ounce bottle is being “censored” by Facebook, says Changing The World Foods, LLC. Since October 27, 2020 Facebook has stopped this small business and others from placing paid advertisements.

Right Choice Dental Care offers Dental Implant and Laser Dentistry to Patients in Naperville IL

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Right Choice Dental Care is local, trusted, and top-rated dentists that specialize in comprehensive cosmetic, family & restorative dentistry. Dr. Pinal Patel and Dr. Konstantin Gromov utilize their combined expertise to offer patients high-quality and personalized cosmetic & oral implantology dental care.

LeadingIT Launches New IT Support Strategies to Conform with Cybersecurity Predictions For 2021 And Beyond

CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LeadingIT, a Chicagoland cybersecurity and IT support company, today refreshed their previously launched cybersecurity measures to help its clients curb the increasing menace of cyberattacks. The launch comes when internet usage and online networking rose to unprecedented levels following the stay-at-home orders and other COVID-19 containment measures.

Cgaga Software Launches New Fotosifter for Fast Photo Organizing and Editing

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cgaga Software, the professional audio-visual software provider, today officially unveiled the latest edition of Fotosifter which offers the easy and smart solution to manage and edit photos. It has made significant improvements on its performance and user experience comparing to the previous version.

LeadingIT Announces Year-End Plans and Looks Forward to A Strong 2021

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LeadingIT, a cybersecurity and technology support company in the Chicagoland area, outlines the plans for its team and clients for the end of the year, as well as the strategy it has to grow in 2021.

Take the PLANETXXI Challenge: Create the Eco City of the Future

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As we zoom into the future in 2021, we see first-hand that the universe is filled with limitless opportunities. There’s a real competition in the “race for space,” and Sandra Snowden, aka Celestina, Ambassador PLANETXXI, has just entered the race with plans of her own to create The Eco City of the Future on PLANETXXI.

Aaron Ozee Considers Eight Figure Acquisition Offer for Regulus Literary Empire

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aaron Ozee, celebrity author of the bestselling children’s book, “Regulus” (ISBN: 978-1387010790), and revered director of the “Regulus” movie, has received an eight-figure acquisition offer from a private investment group for the literary empire constructed around his infamous rat king character.

PCS International selected by RSM Computer Services as exclusive provider

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PCS International (PCS), a Chicagoland based technology service provider, is excited to announce that it has been named the exclusive provider to all clients of RSM Computer Services (RSM) for technology service, support, and maintenance services.

EveryLibrary’s One Book, One Congress Campaign Raises Awareness of Role of Libraries

RIVERSIDE, Ill., Nov. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What if every member of Congress read the same book? And what if that book was about libraries? That’s the question that EveryLibrary posed as the basis for their recently launched One Book, One Congress campaign. Every $20 raised by the One Book, One Congress campaign will be used to send a copy of the book “Inspiring Library Stories” to a member of Congress.

Beauty Exec Maggie Ciafardini Joins Solésence Beauty Science to Show the Future of Sun Care Is the Future of Beauty

ROMEOVILLE, Ill., Nov. 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Solésence Beauty Science, a skin care and cosmetics product manufacturer at the forefront of mineral-based environmental protection technology, has welcomed leading beauty executive Maggie Ciafardini as Managing Director of Business Development for their beauty category.

LeadingIT Teams Up with Extra Life to Raise Money for Sick Children

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LeadingIT, a Chicagoland technology and cybersecurity support company, has teamed up with Extra Life to raise money for hospitals that treat sick or injured children.

Hoppon Announces Launch to Help Local Businesses Attract New Customers and Boost Revenue

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2020’s stunning events have made e-commerce more important than ever for local businesses who want to succeed, and the innovative new grocery ecommerce platform, Hoppon, can help in a very exciting way.

Aaron Ozee Launches Regulus Masks Protecting Families During COVID-19 Pandemic

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 26, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aaron Ozee, celebrity author of the bestselling children’s book, “Regulus” (ISBN: 978-1387010790), and esteemed director of the “Regulus” movie, has partnered with Vistaprint to launch a collection of masks which feature his infamous rat king character to protect families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LeadingIT Celebrates 10 Years of Service in Chicagoland

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LeadingIT, a friendly technology and cybersecurity support firm, started with no clients and zero dollars. For the first 8-10 months, Stephen Taylor, our CEO, worked on reaching out to as many people as possible, offering and telling them what he could do. The few who saw value in our offerings signed up as clients. With sheer determination and dedication, he spent the first year trying to build the business.

Petra’s Playground – A Travel Show for Kids – Premieres October 6, 2020

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After more than five years in production and spanning 6 continents and 31 countries, 6-year-old Petra Ahmed will take kids and adults on weekly adventures in her new travel series, Reel Energy Entertainment announced today. Australia, Egypt, Scotland, and many more destinations are on the itinerary including a safari in South Africa.

The American Friends of Capodimonte announce new Senior Fellow, Board Member and opening of 2021 Fellowship application

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It is with great pleasure that American Friends of Capodimonte (AFC) announce the appointment of Dr. Claire Van Cleave as the AFC Senior Fellow at the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, Italy. The AFC’s unique mission places an American scholar directly inside the staff of an important Italian museum.

Integro Builders Adds Commercial Interiors to Their Service Offerings

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Integro Builders, an award-winning general contractor for custom luxury homes and commercial interiors in Chicagoland and Western Michigan, is excited to announce they are accepting commercial interior contracts, effective immediately. The company is poised to meet the modern demands of commercial interiors and businesses.

National Initiative Vows to Close Racial Wealth Gap and Provide Ongoing Support and Resources to Black Businesses and HBCUs

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 31 Days and Beyond is a national initiative designed to bring awareness, support, and resources during a tumultuous time in America that has caused 41 percent of Black-owned businesses to close their doors due to COVID-19 compared to just 17 percent of white-owned businesses.

Integro Rehab Announces Brand Name Change to Integro Builders

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Integro Rehab, an award-winning general contractor for luxury custom homes and commercial interiors in Chicagoland and Western Michigan, has announced today that the company will begin operating under a new name and will be known as Integro Builders, effective immediately.

MCC Fall Scholarship – Developing the Next Generation of IT Professionals

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LeadingIT, an all-inclusive, fast, and friendly technology and cybersecurity support company operating in the Chicagoland area cares about developing the next generation of IT professionals. Employment in computing, information systems, and information technology (IT) is growing at a rapid pace.

Hoppon Announces Launch of Hyperlocal Small Business Platform

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hoppon announces a newly launched hyperlocal app and online grocery and food marketplace for shopping online. With the era of COVID, many shoppers are having trouble getting groceries, for example. Using an online marketplace for the Chicagoland area, shoppers can discover new shops and order it for pickup or delivery.

September is National Preparedness Month: Statewide Mutual Aid Network Provides 24/7 Response to Illinois Communities

ST. CHARLES, Ill., Sept. 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Communities are continuing clean-up efforts following the summer’s severe weather events, says Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network. This includes an Aug. 10 storm classified by the National Weather Service as a Derecho that produced widespread damage to trees, power lines, buildings, and vehicles from hurricane-force winds and 11 tornadoes.

Public Narrative to put on Celebration of Change

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Thursday, September 24, at 5:30 p.m., Public Narrative will introduce new partners and a fresh approach to changing narratives, in the first-ever Celebration of Change. Registration is free for this online event. The annual Studs Terkel Community Media Awards, originally intended for this date, has been postponed to 2021.

GreatVet – New Platform Revolutionizing Pet Owner and Veterinarian Relationships

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the rise of pet ownership and with Vet Clinics being a critical service to the well being and health of pet families, the GreatVet platform aims to digitally facilitate smooth, transparent and trusted interactions between pet owners and local vet clinics.

Inspirational New Book ‘Prodigious Son: A Memoir of Miracles’ Reveals Remarkable Life of An Urban Shaman, Ralph Matson

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — First time author Ralph Matson shares, in his own words, remarkable stories of healing, recovery and enlightenment in, “Prodigious Son: A Memoir of Miracles” (ISBN: 978-1098308872). Matson’s journey leads us into the famous Woodstock festival, down drug alleys, and over mountain ashrams on a never-ending quest for higher consciousness as he struggles with his inner demons and angels.

MJ Boudinot Named National Sales Director at LTC NEWS

CHICAGO, Ill., July 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC NEWS, LLC, operators of the website www.ltcnews.com, has announced the appointment of Mary Jo “MJ” Boudinot as National Sales Director. Boudinot will lead a team of sales executives offering advertising and marketing opportunities.

Associated Colleges of Illinois Initiates Career Mentoring Program for College Seniors

CHICAGO, Ill., July 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This fall, Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) is expanding its College-to-Career offerings to include a Career Mentoring Program which matches college seniors with business mentors who will help guide the students as they launch careers.

Associated Colleges of Illinois Board Elects New Leadership for 2020-2021

CHICAGO, Ill., June 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) Board of Trustees elected Lyn Bulman, retired executive vice president of global human resources, Fellowes Brands, to a two-year term as board chair. Bulman succeeded Frank D. Cella, managing director, Marsh USA, Inc., who served as ACI’s board chair since 2017.

Robot Helps with Social Distancing at Space Golf in Illinois

OLAND PARK, Ill., June 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As Illinois prepares to move to Phase Four of its re-opening plan, one small business, Space Golf, has employed a robot to help serve customers and reduce direct person-to-person contact, during the days of COVID-19.

QuotePro Launches AutoQuoter Online Auto Sales Solution

CHICAGO, Ill., June 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — QuotePro is pleased to announce AutoQuoter(TM), a new comprehensive solution for online auto sales for both Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) and franchise dealerships.