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.


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.

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria Partners with Cogensia for Customer-Focused Marketing Solution

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria has selected Cogensia, a data-driven digital marketing firm, to enhance guests’ experience with the brand across all guest touchpoints and channels. Leveraging Cogensia’s proprietary Customer Management Platform technology and services, Lou Malnati’s will better understand their guests’ preferences.

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.

LTC NEWS Acquisition Anticipates Growth and Expansion

CHICAGO, Ill., June 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matt McCann, a nationally-known veteran of the long-term care (LTC) insurance industry, announces the formation of LTC NEWS, LLC after acquiring the online asset – ltcnews.com.

Associated Colleges of Illinois Employment Data Updated, Shows Nearly 24,000 Illinois College Alumni Working for Top Companies

CHICAGO, Ill., June 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Updated research shows nearly 24,000 Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) member college and university alumni are employed by 148 top employers throughout the state. The figures were compiled by ACI this spring, updating the organization’s original 2019 Member Employment Data research project.

Aaron Ozee Honors George Floyd and Black Lives Matter with ‘Regulus’ Prequel

CHICAGO, Ill., June 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aaron Ozee, celebrity author of the bestselling children’s book, “Regulus” (ISBN: 9781387010790), and praised director of the “Regulus” movie, has started writing the rumored prequel. Ozee has launched the project ahead of schedule in hopes of supporting the Black Lives Matter community and preserve the memory of George Floyd.

altumAI futureWork Supports the Restaurant and Service Industry Return to Work

CHICAGO, Ill., June 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — altumAI announced today that futureWork, the leading worker health and safety software and apps platform have extended the solution to restaurants and service industries commitment to keeping their workers healthy and safe.

Teenager Creates COVID-19 Wristbands to Educate and Raise Awareness

CHICAGO, Ill., May 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What started out as a small family project for three teenagers concerned for their grandparents’ safety during quarantine has taken off with the launch of COVID-19 Wristband, LLC. Kenna Royce, 17, and her two younger brothers, Hayden and Colby, launched an innovative effort to help others communicate and encourage safe social distancing practices during the pandemic.

Aurora Circuits Offers PCBs for Ventilators at No Cost

AURORA, Ill., April 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Christopher Kalmus, President of Aurora Circuits, announced early today that Aurora Circuits will produce printed circuit boards for ventilator manufacturers at no cost. To speed the manufacture of ventilators, organizations are invited to contact Aurora Circuits to start the process of acquiring circuit boards for the cost of shipping only.

Aaron Ozee Launches Regulus Movie Using Amazon Prime During Pandemic

CHICAGO, Ill., April 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aaron Ozee, celebrity author of the bestselling children’s book, “Regulus” (ISBN: 978-1387010790), has officially launched the Regulus movie on Amazon Prime entertaining families on COVID-19 “lockdown.”

Amped Kitchens Announces Accelerated Timeline for New Chicago Location

CHICAGO, Ill., April 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, many food producers are scrambling to find food production spaces that meet unprecedented, rapidly evolving needs. To fulfill those needs, Amped Kitchens announced it will move ahead with plans to open its new Chicago location – providing best-in-class food-safe, sanitized and fully-permitted production spaces for up to 64 food producers.

Garage Door Repair Solutions Chicago Offering A Garage Door Opener Installation and Repair Service

CHICAGO, Ill., March 31, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Garage Door Repair Solutions Chicago, a specialist in the garage and its door repair, installation, and maintenance, launched a garage door opener service for customers in the Chicago area. The garage door opener service will deal with one of the most important parts of the garage door.

Aclaró AI: Helping You Manage Risk in Uncertain Times by Lowering Our Risk Management AI Price to $999/month

CHICAGO, Ill., March 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The rise of COVID-19 is one of the most disruptive forces in recent memory, note Aclaró. Regardless of where you live, the coronavirus is changing nearly every element of modern-day life, whether that is social distancing, the omission of handshakes, and even the purchase of bulk goods for a sustained quarantine.

Aaron Ozee Entertains Families On COVID-19 Lockdown Debuting His ‘Regulus’ Movie Early

CHICAGO, Ill., March 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aaron Ozee, celebrity author of the bestselling children’s book, “Regulus” (ISBN: 978-1387010790), has chosen to debut the Regulus movie, ahead of the July 25, 2020 release date, for a limited duration to entertain those who have been subjected to lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Of The National Association Of Buffalo Soldiers And Troopers Motorcycle Clubs, Inc. Proclaims Their ‘National Day Of Service’

CHICAGO, Ill., March 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The President of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club (NABSTMC), Nathan ‘Motown’ Mack has proclaimed March 14, 2020 their National Day of Service, whereby, all 118 Chapters, including their Chapter in South Korea, shall provide community service in their local communities.

Indian Prairie School District 204 (Illinois) Selects Synergy Education Platform by Edupoint

AURORA, Ill., March 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Indian Prairie School District (IPSD) 204 has selected the industry-leading Synergy® Education Platform by Edupoint® Educational Systems for its K-12 student information and learning management needs. The district’s cloud-hosted Synergy solution will include Synergy Student information System, Synergy Assessment, Synergy MTSS, Synergy Special Education, and Synergy Analytics.

Aclaró A.I. Announces Artificial Intelligence Platforms: SAM Sales and SAM Service – Helping Dealers Increase Sales and Lower Marketing Costs

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aclaró AI, the game-changing Fintech built on sophisticated artificial intelligence technology, recently announced SAM (Sales AI multiplier) Sales and SAM Service products for its dealers and retail partners. These new tools let Aclaró A.I. dealer clients better retain customers, increase service revenue, and maximize sales.

Aaron Ozee Prepares ‘Regulus’ Movie Global Release After Wrapping Production

CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aaron Ozee, the author of the bestselling children’s book, “Regulus” (ISBN: 978-1387010790), has announced the development of the Regulus movie has wrapped two months ahead of schedule. Bizarros Studio, the animation group responsible for having purchased the “Regulus” film rights, coordinated production on the Regulus movie from their official headquarters located in the city of Bogota, Columbia.

Prairie State College’s William Berkley Recognized with Annual JV Educational Consultants Award

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill., Jan. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prairie State College (PSC) coordinator of Male Success Initiative (MSI) William Berkley recently was recognized with the 2019 Dr. Twitty J. Styles Leadership Award from JV Educational Consultants.