Some come for the golf, while others come for the camaraderie. All walk away with a larger network and lasting connections. ...

Expanding into new markets is no small feat, especially in an industry as competitive and tightly regulated as health care. This is the story of how smart business planning guided the new Centegra Hospital-Huntley. ...

Though it's perhaps better known for its beaches, Wauconda is staking a position in its growing industrial corridor, where locally based companies are adding new jobs across many fields. ...

When Goliath corporations dominate a market, how can the Davids fight back? This Barrington-area physicians group is betting on a strategic alignment with like-minded players. ...

Part of a Series: Discover a custom office furniture manufacturer whose constant pursuit of innovation is gaining attention. ...

Its population doubles in the daytime, as out-of-towners converge on the city's many shopping and playtime destinations, offices and industrial centers. Explore what makes this village one of the state's strongest attractions. ...

Your key message is an important identifier of your business and a hook for customers. Sue Dobbe-Leahy, of Dobbe Marketing in Crystal Lake, provides examples of top-notch messages and suggestions for how to craft a winner. ...

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. ...

An intrepid group of students may never know the feeling of opportunity wasted. They're jumping right into their school's very own version of "Shark Tank." ...

What if college wasn’t the only post-high school path for our students? That’s what a dedicated group of business, city and education leaders are asking, as they pull back the curtain on manufacturing. ...