Entries by Laurie Cleary

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Our Welcome Bags are Here!

The Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce created a reusable canvas shopping tote to welcome new residents and businesses to the village this year. We worked with members Jim and Laurie Cleary of the Argus Company on the design, and then filled it with information and offers from member businesses. Thanks to the following sponsoring businesses […]

Zemar Podcast Features Payroll Expert

The Zemar Podcast recently teamed up with GetPayroll to offer payroll solutions for  small and medium-sized business owners. In a recent podcast episode, Butch Zemar of Elite Benefits of America spoke with his guest Charles Read, CPA, of GetPayroll. Read is the author of The Payroll Book: A Guide for Small Businesses and Startups. He […]

Elite Benefits Offers Help Navigating Health Insurance Marketplace

President Biden recently signed an executive order creating a new special enrollment period beginning Feb. 15.  This special enrollment period, which ends on May 15, will give Americans who need healthcare coverage during this global pandemic the opportunity to sign up. “This is a great opportunity for those in need of healthcare coverage to see […]

Your Membership Matters—Now More Than Ever

The EP Chamber is working hard to promote local commerce during these unprecedented times. We are dedicated to helping our members weather the pandemic by sharing information on financial assistance and resources for operating safely and sustainably. This work is made possible thanks to the support of our members. We restructured our membership levels a […]


Small Business Marketing Series Provides Valuable & Timely Guidance in a Challenging Year

To celebrate Illinois Chamber of Commerce Week in September 2020, the EPCC launched a series of online marketing seminars for local businesses. All were welcome to attend these free, informative sessions. These five sessions were held online, via Zoom, and we were able to successfully record three of them to share with you below. Session 1: […]

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Raising Cane’s Crew Sews 1,000 Masks for OSF Healthcare Little Company of Mary Medical Center

Thanks to Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers for finding new ways to give back during the COVID-19 pandemic! While the majority of its 500 restaurants are open and offering drive-through service, some of its dine-in-only restaurants have shifted operations to support their local communities until they can once again prepare their chicken finger meals. One of […]