Thursday, May 16, 2013
Learn more about local architect Daniel C. Caudy and the services he offers to clients.
Name: The Office of Daniel C. Caudy Business Name: Daniel Caudy Title: Principal Location: Elmhurst Founded: April 2009 I was retiring from a large architectural firm in Chicago and wanted to spend my days doing what I enjoyed, working with clients on small scale projects and giving the best possible customer service. I have lived in Elmhurst for 38 years. I like the area, it is perfect for transportation and traveling, and most of the people are really great. We offer architectural and strategic planning services to our client base, which is largely either retail or commercial. We specialize in interior architecture and out of the ground buildings. We develop space programs, study work environments, design spaces, prepare permit and …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Since 1974 the E. L. Foust Co. has been making air filters in Elmhurst. Learn more about this local business.
Name: Joe Muchow Business Name: E.L. Foust Co. Title: President Location: Elmhurst Founded: 1974 Edwin Foust's wife Jane was being treated for chemical sensitivity, (MCS), by Dr. Theron Randolph in his Chicago clinic that specilaized in treating this disease. Mr. Foust developed air purifers made completely from steel, since plastics are not good for people with MCS. Over the course of the years since 1974 the company has continued the Foust philosophy of making or selling products that would reduce toxins in people's lives. In additon to the air purifers made in Elmhurst, the company now carries water filters, HVAC filters, environmentally safe paint, stains, sealers, caulks, adhesives, cleaning products and personal care products. The …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
A husband and wife team share parenting tips and offer parents skills for compassionate parenting.
Name: Todd and Cathy Adams Business Name: Zen Parenting Radio Job Title: Podcast Hosts Location: Elmhurst Founded: January 1st, 2011 My wife Cathy was promoting her book written for other parents called "The Self Aware Parent" when an internet radio station asked her if she's be interested in hosting her own show. She was excited at the possibility, but they required her to find a co-host. So without even consulting me, she threw my name in there. It was scary and exciting all at the same time. So Zen Parenting Radio (zenparentingradio.com) came to be. It's a weekly discussion where we discuss self awareness and how that leads to a more compassionate and connected relationship with our children. Cathy is a therapist and coach and she's …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Small business is at the heart of a community. Here we put the spotlight on some of those locally owned businesses.
Name: Kevin Teichen Company Name: Lawn and Snow Enforcement, Inc. Title: President Location: Elmhurst Founded: 2013 How did the business come to be? After selling a prior landscape company in 2006, named KT Mowing, Teichen found he missed working outside and doing landscaping and lawn maintenance. He said he especially missed the response and reaction from clients whose projects came to life once they were completed. “Making customers happy is the best feeling ever.” KT Mowing was sold in 2006 and was re-established in 2013 under the name Lawn and Snow Enforcement, Inc. Why did you choose Elmhurst? I chose Elmhurst and the DuPage County areas because I have lived in Elmhurst my whole life, 31 years, and I love the people of Elmhurst. …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
We'll give a "shout out" to local small businesses who fill out the form below and upload a picture or logo in our gallery.
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Friday, July 27, 2012
The president's small-business comments upset many people and gave Republican Mitt Romney a point of attack. But Barack Obama said the comments were taken out of context. What do you think? Take the Patch Poll.
President Barack Obama's recent comments about small business created a firestorm that could become a focus of the 2012 election — even as Obama and his supporters say his comments were taken out of context. "Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own," he said during a July 13 speech in Virginia. "If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help ... If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen." Take the Patch poll below: Who plays the most significant role in creating jobs and economic growth? That's not the entire speech, which you can read on the independent FactCheck.org. According to that post, the comments were taken out of context: "There’s no question …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
"We believe in doing a good job and being honest," said Nick Dimitrelis, owner of Elmhurst's Rainbow Restaurant for 30 years.
What has become a staple restaurant in Elmhurst soon will be a part of Algonquin as well. A second Rainbow Restaurant location is scheduled to open at Algonquin’s Fox River Center in January. Owner Nick Dimitrelis decided to open a second location to share what he has to offer with Algonquin. “I love this town. It has really nice people,” said Dimitrelis, who owns the Fox River Center strip mall. “There’s no restaurant like this in Algonquin. I wanted to give the people in Algonquin what I gave the people in Elmhurst.” Dimitrelis has been in the restaurant industry since he was 16. Originally from Greece, Dimitrelis began working as a busboy and eventually became a chef. He and his wife, Maria, opened the original Rainbow Restaurant in …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Second annual Small Business Saturday is a good opportunity to support Elmhurst vendors—and find some unique gift items.
Between the pre-dawn madness of Black Friday and the Cyber Monday click-fest, there's another shopping initiative getting a lot of buzz—and this one drives dollars back into the local economy. The second annual Small Business Saturday, launched by American Express and other public and private organizations, is dedicated to supporting small businesses on the busiest shopping weekend of the year. On Saturday, Nov. 26, patrons are being asked to "shop small" at their favorite local stores. In additional to the economic boost for Elmhurst, when you keep your dollars local, you'll enjoy smaller crowds, easier parking and more personal service than at the mega-mall. Elmhurst is full of small businesses. Some have been around for generations, …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Qdoba opens on Monday, and Melina's, Kie & Kate Couture, Elmhurst Olive Oil and Elmhurst Coins and Collectibles are drawing in customers already.
It appears that business is booming in Elmhurst these days, with a plethora of different shops and restaurants opening or preparing to open soon. Qdoba Mexican Grill, Route 83 and St. Charles Road At some point this weekend, turkey is going to become … not so appealing. After the main turkey feast, followed by turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, turkey tetrazzini, turkey salad and turkey pot pie, it will be time for a change. So, on Monday, Nov. 28, why not head over to the grand opening of Qdoba Mexican Grill at the corner of St. Charles and Route 83 in Elmhurst. It's the third of three restaurants opening at the site, joining Smashburger and Potbelly. Total Hockey also is open for business there, and Verizon will soon follow. Available at …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Elmhurst coffee shops percolate through economic jolts.
The writing was literally on the wall last month at Caribou Coffee's York Road and North Avenue location. Before shutting its doors Oct. 27, some customers expressed their sadness by writing about their fond memories of the past five years. The closing was a shock to many. “All the regulars who I talked to every morning are really sad about it,” said Kaitlyn Brebner, shift supervisor. “A lot of us are really sad. Everyone who works here is close-knit. We hang outside of work and we talk all the time. We all get along very well.” The Minneapolis-based company closed its Elmhurst location because it “was not making a high enough profit,” Brebner said, along with other factors, such as the store’s nearby competition and its location. “We’re …