Saturday, May 4, 2013
Patch has gathered some tips on how to make your garden grow this year without straining your body.
Even though it would not seem like it with the weather, it is May. And that means that those late planters are getting out into their gardens and getting flowers and vegetables in the ground. We all know growing your own produce is usually less expensive and better for you to eat. But if you don't plan well for your gardening activities, you could end up with back pain.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Patch has a list for your communities and your neighbors'.
Sunday is Easter and Patch wants to give you some local options. Patch listed local brunch locations in a post on March 26. But we know that you sometimes eat a little further from home. So here is what we found in your neighboring communities. Want to know more about your neighboring towns? Sign up for their newsletters:
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Program through CMAP will focus on businesses and industry in Oswego.
What businesses does Oswego want? What retailers or industries would be a good fit for the town? The Village of Oswego plans to find out. The Village recently submitted an application to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s (CMAP) Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program, said village administrator Steve Jones. The program assists communities in undertaking planning projects. Community development director Rod Zenner submitted an application for assistance for a market analysis and economic development study for Oswego and learned that the application was approved. “With this we can identity what businesses we have here, where we’re losing business elsewhere and what we might need,” said Jones. The village is hoping to find with …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Also looking for businesses to contribute to Silent Auction/Raffle, with proceeds from that going to the Needy Family Project.
The 3rd Annual Santa’s Snowball Raffle is now going on. You can purchase tickets at the Oswego Chamber of Commerce, 63 W. Washington St., Oswego for $1 each and have a chance at several cash prizes. All proceeds go back to the Oswego Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber will be giving away: The drawing for the prizes will be held at 9p.m. on Thursday, December 13 and winners need not be present to win. Tickets may also be purchased at the Oswego Chamber’s Annual Silent Auction, which will be held on Friday, December 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Raven Lodge, 71 Main St., Oswego during the annual Christmas Walk celebration downtown Oswego. All proceeds from the Silent Auction, not counting raffle tickets, will help benefit the …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Crazy Bull Grill & Saloon will take up residence at 4092 Route 71.
4092 Route 71 seen plenty of new businesses at its location over the last year. In 2011 it was the home of Tuscany and in August the signing for Villa Nova II went up. However, Villa Nova II was denied a liquor license earlier in September and the building has remained vacant since. Now, it apparently has a new tenant moving in. Crazy Bull Grill & Saloon had their liquor license approved by the Oswego Village board with a 5-1 vote at last Tuesday’s board meeting. Tony Giles expressed concern that another bar-type restaurant was going to be so close to Oswego High School. Trustee Gail Johnson said she understood Giles’ concern, and she was also concerned that the location has been home to bar and grill restaurants for so long. “I don’t know…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Waubonsee Community College and the Fox Valley Entrepreneurship Center are working together to to provide high level consulting to qualifying businesses.
A partnership between two Fox Valley business specialists for start-ups is giving a leg up to small companies that want to grow. The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Waubonsee Community College and the Fox Valley Entrepreneurship Center are working together to give entrepreneurs an opportunity to access critical business advice they otherwise might not be able to afford. “We’re working to help businesses that have already got some growth under their belt and are ready to take the next growth step and hire some people or add on to their business,” said Harriet Parker, manager of the Illinois SBDC at Waubonsee Community College. The program is funded through a grant from the U.S. Small Business Association Small Business Jobs …