Northwest Business Magazine

Banking & the Economy: Rising Optimism Means Growth Opportunity


Encouraged by increasing demand, many of our region’s small business leaders are making the commitment to expand or to launch their new enterprise. Before you pull the trigger, learn how banking services can help you to reach your goal.

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Companion Animal Specialty & Emergency Hospital: Helping Barks & Meows for Two Decades

This Crystal Lake veterinary specialist has made a hallmark of caring for family pets. From a small practice to the region’s premier animal specialty practice, a lot has changed in 20 years.






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Small Business Marketing: When Giving Back is Part of the Plan

Is your business interested in giving back, but doesn’t know where to start? Susan Dobbe-Leahy, of Dobbe Marketing, in Crystal Lake, explains how to make philanthropy a part of your business plan.






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Success Stories: Shodeen Homes

This family-owned business has been building top-notch residences since the 1960s. Learn what it takes to survive in the busy real estate market, and how Shodeen’s signature community plays to its strengths as a local firm.






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Gatorade: Assessing the World’s Top Athletes in Barrington

The Gatorade Sports Science Institute, in Barrington, is about much more than corporate research and development. Not only does the work of these scientists affect new product, but it’s sought out by some of the world’s top performers.






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