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  • UNIVERSITY PARK – The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Governors State University presented its annual Veteran’s Entrepreneurial Boot Camp recently, supported by a donation of sound equipment by AmpliVox Sound Systems. 
  • SOUTH HOLLAND – South Suburban College will host an Open House for its Paralegal Program from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2015, in Room 5190 at the Oak Forest Center. 
  • WAUKEGAN -- Consumers Cooperative Association, the sponsor for Consumers Credit Union, is offering local students the opportunity to earn one of six $1,500 scholarships. 
  • 80 Oakton part-time teachers could lose jobs over pension rules
    DES PLAINES  --As many as 80 instructors at Oakton Community College are expected to get pink slips at the end of the school year -- and it's still not clear if legislation sitting on the governor's desk will save their jobs. 
  • SUGAR GROVE – Waubonsee Community College’s Emergency Medical Technician training program has received a big boost, thanks to a gift of key equipment from a neighbor.
     
  • SUGAR GROVE — Waubonsee Community College’s representative on the regional Workforce Investment Board has received another two-year term on the board.

     
  • SUGAR GROVE– Waubonsee Community College’s registrar soon will assume a leadership spot in a professional association of his peers.

     
  • ELGIN — WOW! Business, a communications and cloud service provider, will equip Judson University with fiber-based Ethernet services that enable students, faculty and administrators to tap into fast, secure and scalable Internet access on the university’s main campus in Elgin. 
  • Students, employees and even casual visitors won’t be allowed to smoke on college campuses starting next summer. But Harper College and the College of Lake County will ban tobacco on campus starting Jan. 1. 
  • Running a business is a fulfilling endeavor, but it often leaves very little room for self-development and on-the-job training. In fact, finding the time to develop and hone your business skills is probably not top of your list of priorities, but it should be.

     
  • For retailers, this time of year is a hum of activity preparing for holiday sales. While B2B companies may find the holidays a slowdown, rather than a time of intense activity, smart B2B entrepreneurs will seize the season as an opportunity to build relationships with customers. What better way to do that (and what better time of year to do it) than by rewarding your loyal clients for their business? 
  • 5 scary excuses that are keeping you from starting a business (but shouldn't)

    If you’re like many people, starting a business is a cherished dream. Sure, you can see yourself doing what you love and creating something for yourself and your family. But maybe the actual step forward eludes you.

     
  • Small Business Saturday highlights shopping small
    As the voice for our nation’s entrepreneurs, we at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrate small businesses daily. When our small businesses do well, our communities do well. Therefore, as part of our annual tradition, we are asking you to join millions of Americans and shop small on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29, to complete your holiday shopping. 
  • When to get small business advice from the pros
    What you don’t know can hurt you. This is especially true for small business owners, who need to comply with a myriad of tax laws, government regulations and other requirements. Getting expert advice will help you avoid legal, financial and tax pitfalls – but hiring a lawyer can be expensive, costing you cash that could be used to grow your business. 
  • ROLLING MEADOWS -- Quadrant 4 System Corp. has created an Education Group to serve the global education community. 
 
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