Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, gets more attention in the media as a peak shopping day, but the day after — Small Business Saturday — might be a more important day, according to local businesspeople.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been brutal on small businesses that often don't have the resources to weather sharp economic downturns. Small businesses are key not only to the community's economic health but to the nation's.
The Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle will soon join the ranks of such illustrious news organizations as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times.
We are implementing what is commonly referred to as a paywall, effective Jan. 1.
Signs posted throughout the Homewood OfficeMax store at 17825 Halsted St. recently announce that the store will be closing.
Shera Bishop, senior communication specialist for Office Depot, the parent company of OfficeMax, said the closing sale began Sept. 17, and the store would close for good on Nov. 14.
Since mid-March, when the pandemic hit, businesses have had to close or adapt. At Rabid Brewing, they adapted.
Two property transactions approved Tuesday by Homewood trustees will bring a new restaurant and an expansion of the Homewood Science Center to the downtown area.
More businesses will be allowed to have gambling machines in Homewood after the village board passed a new ordinance Tuesday.
Any bars or restaurants that have been in the village for at least four years and already hold liquor licenses can now apply for video gaming machines.
Homewood has six businesses with video gaming machines. The new ordinance would allow for nine more.