Business

Wed, 08/03/2011
The latest employment reports released Wednesday morning offer a mixed picture of the jobs scene in July. Here's Reuters' take on new numbers from New Jersey-based payroll-processing giant ADP and Chicago's own Challenger Gray & Christmas:Private sector added 114,000 jobs in July (Reuters) -- Private employers added more jobs than...
Mon, 08/01/2011
Marion Hindenburg, owner and president of New York City-based paper distributor Mrs. Paper, recently faced a problem many entrepreneurs know all too well in these rocky economic times: A longstanding customer stopped paying. Ms. Hindenburg mentioned the situation at a meeting of the Women Presidents’ Organization, where the guest speaker that...
Thu, 07/14/2011
About 40 businesses in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood are participating this week in the North Side neighborhood’s Green Week festivities. Local retailers, restaurants, and other businesses in the area are organizing, sponsoring and running many of the 50-plus events and activities taking place July 12-18. Events include local chefs...
Thu, 07/07/2011
Small business jobs rose slightly in June as employers added 45,000 positions to their payrolls. Hours worked and compensation also both increased by 0.2%. And small-business job growth in Illinois kept pace with national trends. These are just some of the insights from this month’s update of the Small Business Employment Index, a survey of small...
Thu, 07/07/2011
 Chicago and the Midwest could see an uptick in renewable-energy business with a German flavor if goodwill forged at a recent gathering translates into real deals. That optimism was shared by many among the 120 attendees at a recent daylong meeting in Chicago between business executives, policy experts and government officials from...