Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Looking for a local job? Patch wants to help.
Palos Health and Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park, needs a receptionist to provide the "highest level of customer service" to the gym's prospects, members and guests. This person will be responsible for overseeing the facilities service desk and for carrying out opening and closing procedures during a given shift, as well as answering phones and booking appointments. A high school GED or diploma, two years of reception and computer skills and the ability to stand for three to six hours, is required. The Ulta cosmetics store in Tinley Park needs a cheerful cashier to offer friendly and prompt service to its customers. The employee will also be responsible for maximizing sales by helping guests. He or she must courteously handle …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Creative Cakes is offering a sweet deal for new bookings, too, in our local business wrap.
- Bob Bong
Monday, January 9, 2012
More furry friends are now in Tinley Park. Mochapet pet store officially opened its doors Friday at 7537 W. 159th St. The new business carries a full line of supplies for cats and dogs, as well as the animals themselves. It does not, however, carry birds, fish or reptiles, and has a limited number of products for those animals. The store's hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. A website and Facebook page are pending. In the meantime, call 708-444-7387 for more information. The Arby’s restaurant at 6857 W. 159th St. in Tinley Park recently closed. However, the Arby's at 191st Street and Harlem Avenue and at 9550 W. 179th St. are both still open. Another pita shop closed last week when …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Have a favorite business in town? Or one that hasn't made you happy? Please join the discussion on Patch and leave reviews in our business directory.
Each week Patch focuses on a different product or service. This week, we're talking about dry cleaners. This time of year more than any other, we need to have things cleaned. Whether it's an eggnog stain in a favorite tie, the little black dress we want to wear to a New Year's Eve party, the musty down comforter or Grandma's handmade tablecloth (a red wine stain!), is there a local cleaner you trust over the others? Share your experiences, good and bad, by leaving reviews in our directory. When a new family moves into your neighborhood and they ask for your recommendations for stores, take-out places or professional services, what do you say? Because Patch has an extensive directory of businesses, we want all of our readers to benefit …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Since Christmas fell on a Sunday, today is the observed holiday for many businesses. Before venturing out to run errands, be sure your destination isn't closed.
Because Christmas fell on a Sunday this year, today is the observed Christmas holiday. This means that Dec. 26 might not necessarily be business as usual. Check our list before you head out on your errands. Note about Metra: The regular Saturday schedule will also be in effect on Dec. 31, with the exception of trains departing after midnight that day. Trains will be held at the downtown terminals until 1:15 a.m. to accommodate passengers attending New Years Eve events in Chicago. Looking for more holiday news? The Bar Fly's Guide to Escaping In-Laws on Xmas, Partying on NYE There's Still Time to Enter Your Decorated Home in Our National Contest! Benevolent Spirit Pays Christmas Bills at Toys R Us Oh Come, All Ye Faithful: Where Do You …
Orland Hills officials believe a new off-track betting parlor will be up and running by summer.
- Bob Bong
Monday, December 26, 2011
Playing the ponies will get easier for Southland bettors now that the Illinois Racing Board has approved a license for Arlington Park to open a betting parlor in Orland Hills. The racing board last week approved the request for a Trackside OTB at 9201 W. 159th St. in Orland Hills. The board also approved LaRocco Bros. to operate the restaurant side of the business. Orland Hills officials have been talking about getting an OTB to open in the village for more than a decade. “The village certainly appreciates the chance to get this new business,” said Village Administrator John Daly. “It hopefully will replace some of the lost revenues of the down economy and the bankruptcy of Chrysler and Circuit City,” Daly said. In the past couple of years…
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Know what you're up to this Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve? Need an escape route? That's where we come in. Peruse this guide for local holiday events and bar hours.
Tinley Park knows how to celebrate. And this holiday season the local restaurants and bars—many of which double as music venues—will not disappoint you. Tinley businesses are serving up amazing comfort foods and high-end eats and cocktails, which we consider ingredients for a very festive night on the town. Here's a rundown of what some local bars and restaurants are up to this Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. Editor's note: Call to confirm your plans ahead of time. If you have a venue in mind that you don't see here, find it in our Places Directory. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: The saloon is open during regular business hours on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for those last-minute shoppers looking to take the …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Have a few more holiday purchases to make? Here's the first of a two-part guide to spending your dollars in town.
This is it! Less than a week left for Christmas shopping and, of course, there's still someone on your list who needs a last-minute gift. In times like this, you want to get the best gift you can as quickly as you can. But rather than head to a large chain store, consider what's better for the village we all love — shopping locally. When we spend our dollars at an independently owned, local business, more of that money stays in our community, which only helps to strengthen the local economy, keeping jobs here and our local character strong. We've put together a list of great ways to keep your dollars here in Tinley Park this holiday, ranging from the affordable to the unique. These gifts do, however, have one thing in common—they all come…
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Marty Sherlock, second-generation owner of his Orland Park flooring store is aware of the changing mindset of his customers and shares how his company continually modifies business strategies to meet those expectations.
Sherlock’s Carpet and Tile has a bit leaner staff these days, but the company continues to fight for a spot in a marketplace where needs are changing. Owner Marty Sherlock has changed up his approach by:
Plus Stray Bar will be featured on a local TV show, and Alsip Home and Nursery prepares for its Customer Appreciation Day.
If you're looking for extra work this holiday season, consider your local Kohl's. Representatives from the department store announced last week that they'll be hiring 40,000 workers to help with the increased hustle and bustle during the holidays, according to a news release. Among that total are about 2,500 seasonal positions at distribution centers. The number of workers to be hired is up 50 percent from those signed on in 2010 for similar positions, according to the news release, which cites store growth in 2011 as a factor. PLEASE VISIT the Kohl's listing in the Patch Places directory for more information. Seasonal workers can spend anywhere from a few hours to more than 20 hours on the job each week, the release said. Typical duties …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Creative Memories takes advantage of modern technology to upgrade clients’ work.
Tinley Park resident Kathy Congreve had no idea that making a heartfelt gift for her parents' 50th wedding anniversary would lead her to embark on a new career path. She now is a consultant for the web-based business, Creative Memories. It all started when she and her sister decided 14 years ago to make a scrapbook for their parents' wedding anniversary. They raided old albums and solicited photos from friends and family. Not only did her parents tell her it was the best gift they'd ever received, but others said they were inspired to make scrapbooks of their own. Today, Congreve’s consult work is flourishing. The website offers inspirational tips for every level of scrapbooking from crafters who are just starting to those looking for a …