Tastes Like Summer: 14 True Hometown Festivals

Rid the word “boring” from your vocabulary. We’ve picked out more than a dozen quintessential hometown festivals that are sure to fill up your summer schedule with food, music and a little magic.

Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues






Jean Gaines: Loving Local Business Like a Mother

Few people can say they have their own holiday, but this civic leader enjoys special recognition every Nov. 12. The president of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce has spent four decades nurturing her favorite town into a thriving community.






Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.






Business Forecast 2016: Opportunity Mixed With Growing Pains

The past year brought plenty of good economic news, and small business owners are feeling upbeat. Here, local leaders share thoughts about the challenges and opportunities ahead.






Know Your Neighbors: Scott Lebin

This teacher-turned-financial planner spreads plenty of Christmas cheer with his work during Geneva’s annual Christmas Walk, but he’s also a passionate photographer and world traveler.






Women’s Networking Takes a Mentorship Role

Ladies’ networking groups have come a long way these past few decades, as the needs and roles of woring women have evolved. Meet a few of our region’s top gatherings and see how they make a positive impact.






Hit the Trail: Top Recreation Paths

Ditch the car and explore our region on some of the top trails that wind through our region. Set on several abandoned railways, these paths are popular destinations for both short adventures and long treks.






What Works in Downtown Development?

An urban renaissance is underway, as attention turns from sprawling shopping centers to historic commercial districts. Getting there has taken decades of grassroots change.






Four Challenges To Consider in 2014

Our plans don’t always survive the first shot of battle, but a little bit of foresight can go a long way toward success. Here are some of the top trends business professionals are watching carefully.