Had I Known…

Scrolling through Facebook on a Sunday morning, I first learn about so many around-town happenings that happened last week.  Events I wish I had known about before; events I wish I had attended.  Or at least helped to promote. We suffer from an abundance of riches in Oak Park and River Forest, with no lack…

Poaster Helps You Shop Local and Save

It’s here! Poaster is ready for prime time. This Friday, residents will start seeing advertisements on social media, email and print for this new “shop local” app. For a resident consumer, Poaster allows you to connect with local businesses and save money. Using an app on your smartphone, the Poaster website or even through Facebook,…

Recruiting Versus Retention

Friends’ stories of dropping off their children at college reminds me of our experience leaving our daughter at The Ohio State University a few years ago. With over ten thousand freshmen coming in each year, they have it down.  Orientation, registration, move-in day – it is one big well-oiled, scarlet and gray machine. More impressive…

It’s Never That Simple

A discussion heretofore meant for Council Chambers just played out entirely on social media.  The business community requested public discussion at Village Hall to present the implications of Cook County’s minimum wage and paid sick leave ordinance, which goes into effect on July 1.  While never officially acknowledged, our request was denied after Facebook lit…