Business

Gallagher Asphalt to receive Big Shoes Award

Gallagher Asphalt will be honored June 28 with the Big Shoes Award at the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation’s annual program honoring outstanding business leaders in the manufacturing community.
 
The award, designed to recognize the world-class companies located in the South Suburbs area and honor their commitment to improving the quality of life in the area.  Charlie Gallagher, president of Gallagher Asphalt, will accept the award. 
 

Travel Brokers of Homewood survives against the odds

Running a small business can be a little like riding a roller coaster. There are some exciting climbs and some heart stopping plunges. Just ask Bill Frank. In 30 years running his business, Travel Brokers in Homewood, he has seen his share of both.

Homewood hoping for home run with marketing campaigns

Plans for a pair of marketing campaigns were unveiled at the village board meeting March 26. The village aims to attract new residents and businesses with two-pronged marketing plan featuring the work of a local artist and the products of a local business.

Local women get introduction to brewing

The world of craft brewing is largely a male-dominated industry. Female brewers are few and far between. So during Women’s History Month some local women got together to learn the tricks of the trade at Homewood’s Rabid Brewing, led by a woman, Raiye Rosado, who is co-owner of the brewery with her husband, Tobias Cichon. 

Old Navy, Five Below stores coming to Halsted Street in Homewood

Homewood officials announced Monday, March 12, that two stores will be moving into the space in the Washington Park Plaza shopping center previously occupied by Joann Fabrics.

The space is being split in two. One side will be occupied by Old Navy, a clothing store for women, men, girls, boys and babies. The chain is owned by Gap Inc. The other side will host Five Below, a discount shop aimed at teens and pre-teens with merchandize that sells for $5 or less.

Chick-fil-A/Panera development plan on Homewood trustees' agenda

The developer of the project that will add two restaurants at the intersection of Halsted and 175th streets in Homewood is asking village trustees to approve an amendment to the planned unit development at the site.

The amendment is on the meeting agenda for Tuesday, March 13. It is required to account for the demolition of the existing building and construction of two restaurant buildings. 

Buona beef restaurant opens with a sandwich-cutting ceremony

There’s a new beef in town. On Feb. 27, Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun cut a ribbon and a 4-foot Italian beef sandwich to officially open the new Buona Beef restaurant in the Meijer plaza at Vollmer and Pulaski roads. 

Chick-fil-A, Panera coming to Halsted location in Homewood

Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld announced on Saturday the names of two restaurants that will be developed on the northwest corner of 175th and Halsted streets.

Chick-fil-A and Panera have signed leases for restaurants that will replace the former bank building that is currently on the site. Both restaurants will have drive-through service.

Daughter carries on legacy as McBride Engineering marks 50 years

Mary McBride is happy to carry on her father’s work as president of McBride Engineering Inc. in Homewood. The firm marks its 50th year in business this year.

Hidden Manna to bring southern style to Homewood diners

With the new year, Homewood will be getting a new restaurant, adding a Cajun/Creole flavor to the village's dining repertoire. On Thursday, Jan. 11, Hidden Manna is expected to open at 17949 Halsted St.

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