Category: Business

Business future at Montgomery Economic Development Corporation event

The Montgomery Economic Development Corporation and Country Financial teamed up to provide an informative lunch-and-learn event recently that provided business owners ways to help prepare business for the future. Key topics included insurance for the top staff members and owners of the company, and the proper structure of the business....

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Paul and Bill’s Service Station in Aurora, owes more than half-century of success to customers

Paul and Bill Rudigier, father and son, pose for a photo in the early 1970s in front of Paul and Bill’s Service Station in Aurora. The station moved to 300 Galena Boulevard in 1971. Bill Rudigier took over management when his father died many years ago. Bill retired June 1...

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Former site of Fox Valley Golf Course could become Lincoln Valley on the Fox

North Aurora resident James Laughead explains his concerns about a proposed residential development at the North Aurora Committee of the Whole meeting Monday which was moved to the North Aurora Police Department community room due to inoperable air-conditioning at the Village Hall. Proposed is a 374-unit subdivision at the former...

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Aurora Committee of the Whole sends two items to Council

By Amy Roth –  Two items that triggered debate in previous Aurora City Council meetings were included on the June 5 Committee of the Whole agenda. The meeting was held at City Hall. Scientel Solutions’ plan to build its national headquarters at 245 N. Eola Road, Aurora, just south of...

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New restaurant building in Oswego

Another new development is in the works for downtown Oswego, at the site of the former Village Hall. The Oswego Village Board of Trustees, Tuesday, unanimously approved a purchase and sale agreement with Imperial Investments, LLC, for the lot at 113 Main Street, paving the way for a new three-story...

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Kaspers on the corner in Aurora at new Branch Gardens

Kori and Bryan Kasper took space in an empty building in Aurora at the  corner of Lake and Benton Streets, across from the Richard and Gina Santori Library of Aurora and made it a bit of paradise. The Kaspers, from Wheaton, opened Branch Gardens, 77 S. Lake Street, to the...

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Financial service jobs at risk of AI takeover in 15 years

Staff writer Ainsley (O’Connell) Harris covers the business of technology with a focus on financial services and education. Follow her on Twitter at @ainsleyoc. Harris reported for FastCompany: “LearnVest.com founder Alexa von Tobel offers up personal finance tips for the ever-growing number of workers taking on free-lance, gig, and contract...

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Kathy Barkei Batavia April Ambassador

The Batavia Chamber is proud to announce that the April Ambassador of the Month is Kathy Barkei! The Batavia Chamber is privileged to have her as an ambassador and exceptional Chamber member! Kathy Barkei uses her wonderful talents to promote Batavia and the Batavia Chamber of Commerce. She was a...

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IMSA student Rishi Modi honored by Richard Irvin, mayor of Aurora

IMSA student Rishi Modi, center, is honored by Richard Irvin, mayor of Aurora at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. He recently received the Top High School Innovator Award for GoGo Riders, a ride-sharing service that allows customers to negotiate prices for a ride with nearby drivers. He is joined...

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Family-owned Goding Marathon brings retirement to Mike

By Deena Sherman –  One of the hardest working men in Aurora just retired. Mike Goding, second generation owner of Godings Marathon at 1150 Prairie Street, just sold one of my favorite family-owned businesses in Aurora. Those of us who have, for decades, appreciated having an honest mechanic and friend...

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